I don't know where you get these numbers but they are incorrect. First it won't have less power than the RAV4 Prime's simpler system. Second there is no crank torque rating for THS (because it makes no sense), only wheel torque which Toyota usually doesn't share.Cant wait for the ES 400h or whatever that thing is going to be called lol. The numbers should be 290hp & 431 lb ft torque. Might be off on the torque but that car is going to be a beast especially in AWD/RWD mode. This also could be a sign that the F Brand could continue with high performance hybrids.
I don't know where you get these numbers but they are incorrect. First it won't have less power than the RAV4 Prime's simpler system. Second there is no crank torque rating for THS (because it makes no sense), only wheel torque which Toyota usually doesn't share.
That's not how it works. Toyota engineers will be fired if they design a hybrid system with 75% efficiency.Engine + both electric motors with of course basing it off of 75% of the electric motor numbers due to efficiency.
Oh my bad, then why can't this system be used in a Lexus SUV?
Oh ok, I was under the impression that Lexus didn't have such a system for some reason.Because Lexus SUVs are either body on frame (full time 4x4 with torsen center diff) or FWD-biased with the older (slip then grip) AWD system. If Lexus ever had a RWD-biased CUV, it would have used the same system as the IS, GS and LS, most likely.
One thing I noticed about the single-motor hybrid system is its very powerful motor. 90kW is very big for a P2 hybrid system but too small for PHV system. I wonder if Toyota uses such a large motor for engineering margins or do they have very powerful batteries for their trucks.
what is nice to see is how fast TMC reacts despite what all the whiners say. TMC is not even late to the transition but rather just in time. till now the only BEVs that were successful but also the only available are Tesla, Leaf and Zoe. the real market is only starting in 2 years. the taycan while a Porsche sales success, has non impact on the BEV transition, it is a drop in the sea.