BYD Han DMi hangs a green card, but why does Lexus EHS300 hang a blue card? The reason is simple.

At present, the world automobile industry is in the stage of transforming from traditional fuel vehicles to pure electric vehicles. During the transformation from traditional fuel vehicles to pure electric vehicles, many excessive products will certainly be produced.Hybrid car is an excessive product of the transition from fuel vehicle to pure electric vehicle.

Toyota set foot in the hybrid field very early, and when other car companies are still painstakingly studying fuel vehicles, it has already launched hybrid models.Toyota’s hybrid cars have a high sales volume and reputation in China, such as the dual-engine version of Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry and the hybrid version of Lexus, which have a good market and high evaluation.

Hybrid cars are also called new energy vehicles, butThere is a very interesting phenomenon. Toyota’s hybrid cars are not green licenses symbolizing new energy, but blue license plates.It is also a hybrid, BYD Han DM-i can hang a green license plate, why can’t Toyota’s oil-electric hybrid work?

BYD Han DM-i can hang a new energy license plate because BYD Han DM-i is a plug-in hybrid vehicle.The engine it is equipped with is a 1.5-liter engine dedicated for plug-in and mixing, and the thermal efficiency can reach 43%.

Plug-in hybrid models have external charging ports, which can charge the vehicle through an external power supply. Moreover, the battery pack is relatively large, and it has the ability of long-distance pure electric driving when the vehicle has no electricity.. BYD DM-i has a pure electric cruising range of 51 kilometers at the shortest and 120 kilometers at the longest. This standard is completely in line with China’s definition of new energy vehicles, so BYD DM-i can hang a green license plate.

Toyota’s HEV hybrid is actually an oil-electric hybrid system. Toyota’s hybrid car connector does not have an external charging socket, and the battery pack on the car is relatively small, which does not have the ability of long-distance pure battery life.Although this model can save fuel, it does not meet the requirements of China for new energy vehicles, so all the hybrid models of Toyota are blue license plates.

The pure electric cruising range of Toyota HEV hybrid system is very short, even less than 50 kilometers. but50 kilometers is the dividing line between new energy vehicles and fuel vehicles. As long as the car’s pure electric cruising range can reach 51 kilometers, it can hang a green license plate. The cruising range of pure electricity is only 49 kilometers, which is not even 1 kilometer away. Only blue license plates can be hung on the car.

At the beginning of research and development, Toyota only regarded the motor as a substitute for the low efficiency of the internal combustion engine at low starting speed, in order to alleviate the problem of low efficiency but high fuel consumption of the internal combustion engine at low load. Therefore, the motors on Toyota’s hybrid models are relatively small in size and have no actual endurance.

But with this engine, Toyota’s hybrid models are indeed more fuel efficient than traditional fuel models. Take the Lexus E300 as an example. The fuel consumption of the ordinary version is about 7 liters per 100 kilometers, but the fuel consumption of the hybrid model is only about 5 liters per 100 kilometers.


Although Toyota has introduced a hybrid model, it actually burns oil from the essence of the vehicle, so Toyota has not put its mind on building a new energy vehicle at all, it just wants to build a more fuel-efficient fuel vehicle. Toyota’s HEV hybrid does not have the long-distance pure electric endurance, so it does not have the qualification of new energy vehicles and can only hang blue license plates.

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