Subaru B5-TPH concept
The crossover elements of the future in a sport specialty vehicle have been realized by the Subaru B5-TPH concept car. These include a crossover between a petrol engine and electric motor and between a sport wagon and SUV.
The Turbo Parallel Hybrid power train is a new AWD hybrid system, combined with advanced, integrated Symmetrical AWD. The electric motor integrates the critical functions of propelling the wheels, generating electricity and recharging the battery during regenerative braking.
A manganese lithium-ion battery pack powers the motor generator. Eventually, Li-ion capacitor technology for compact cars could lead to demand for new hybrid buses, trucks and passenger vehicles. This environmentally sustainable technology could become an alternative to conventional lead batteries in the future.