Next-generation, environment-friendly vehicles will play an important role in realizing a low-carbon society, and Toyota will launch its PHV (plug-in hybrid vehicle) and EV (electric vehicle) models in 2012. However if many cars charge their batteries during specific hours of the day, it will boost the entire society's peak power demand. Therefore the development of infrastructure to properly control power demand is needed.
As illustrated blow, with the "Toyota Smart Center" at the core, Toyota has carried out initiatives to totally support a comfortable, environment-friendly lifestyle through the smart use of renewable natural energy by linking homes, people, and cars.
What is the Smart Grid envisioned by Toyota?
Toyota proposes a comfortable and friendly living environment by making good use of renewable natural energy.