Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) provided a fleet of 55 locally manufactured full Hybrid Camry cars to the 3rd India Africa Forum Summit. The Summit was India’s biggest outreach towards boosting ties with the African continent, it was held in New Delhi from 26th– 29th October and witnessed participation from leaders and diplomats of all 54 African countries. The hybrid Camrys were used for the transportation of all Foreign dignitaries of African nations.
The Camry Hybrid is the first locally manufactured full hybrid vehicle to qualify for the incentive provided by the Government under its Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric cars (FAME). The full hybrid Camry powertrain combines the performance of a 2.5 litre Atkinson cycle for cylinder gasoline engine and high – torque electric motor. Unlike an electric vehicle, the Camry Hybrid is a strong self-charging vehicle. When the vehicle decelerates or at the time of braking, the electric motor acts as a generator and converts the kinetic energy to electric energy in a process called regenerative braking. This energy is stored in Camry Hybrid’s HV battery pack for later use when needed to power the vehicle.
A pioneer in hybrid technology, Toyota has sold more than 8 million hybrid vehicles across the world and India being the 9th country to manufacture Toyota hybrid globally. Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s support to the event highlighted the company’s commitment to the Government’s endeavours to bring advanced technologies and environment friendly vehicles to India. As a responsible corporate, Toyota Kirloskar Motor is leading the way by striving to find alternative sources of energy, and also minimizing the usage of existing exhaustible resources. The company always plays its role to educate and encourage the use of full hybrid vehicles in India.