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Daihatsu's Mini Commercial Vehicle, the Hijet Cargo Hybrid, Receives the ECCJ Chairman's Award in the 2005 Energy Conservation Grand Prize in Japan

Feb. 01, 2006

Daihatsu's Mini Commercial Vehicle, the Hijet Cargo Hybrid, Receives the ECCJ Chairman's Award in the 2005 Energy Conservation Grand Prize in Japan

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) announced that the Hijet Cargo Hybrid, a mini commercial vehicle it launched in Japan in September 2005 has received the Chairman's Award in the 2005 Energy Conservation Grand Prize from the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ). The Hijet Cargo Hybrid's excellent environmental performance and high level of utility, exemplified by fuel efficiency of 20km per liter (in the 10-15 Japanese test cycle, measured by the Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport), were highly appraised.

Hijet Cargo Hybrid

 <Features>

  • Adopts the compact, single-motor Daihatsu Hijet Hybrid System, in which an ultra-thin electric motor is positioned between a 660cc twincam DVVT 3-cylinder 12-valve engine, (EF-VE type) and an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Hijet Cargo Hybrid is mainly powered by its engine, but achieves high driving performance and excellent fuel efficiency simultaneously by using the motor to recover energy during deceleration, braking, and downhill driving, and by using this recovered energy to assist during take-off and acceleration.
  • Adopts the compact, single-motor Daihatsu Hijet Hybrid System, in which an ultra-thin electric motor is positioned between a 660cc twincam DVVT 3-cylinder 12-valve engine, (EF-VE type) and an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Hijet Cargo Hybrid is mainly powered by its engine, but achieves high driving performance and excellent fuel efficiency simultaneously by using the motor to recover energy during deceleration, braking, and downhill driving, and by using this recovered energy to assist during take-off and acceleration.

 <Main Specifications>

Overall length/Overall width/Overall height 3,395/1,475/1,875 mm
Kerb weight 1,010 kg
Fuel Consumption
(Under the 10-15 Japanese test cycle, as certified by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)
20.0 km/L
Engine Type EF-VE
Displacement 659 cc
Maximum Output 37kW/5,900rpm
Maximum Torque 63N·m/4,000rpm
Electric Motor Type Synchronous AC motor
Maximum Output 6.0 kW/2,000 ~ 4,000rpm
Maximum Torque 46N·m/1,000rpm
Battery Type Nickel-metal hydride
Transmission Type Electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission

Energy Conservation Grand Prize

The Energy Conservation Center, Japan was established with the objective of promoting the efficient use of energy, helping protect against global warming, and ensuring sustainable development. The Energy Conservation Grand Prize is awarded to encourage initiatives aimed at reducing the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, and building an energy-efficient society. The prize is designed to promote the development and widespread adoption of consumer energy devices, materials, and energy-utilization systems that exhibit excellent energy- and resource-conserving characteristics by widely soliciting entries, identifying, and recognizing such products.

Note: Product described in this press release is for Japanese market only.