Toshiba's SCiBTM Rechargeable Battery Selected for Mazda's MAZDA3
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that Mazda Motor Corporation has selected its innovative SCiBTM lithium-ion rechargeable battery for the “M Hybrid,” Mazda’s mild hybrid system, of the MAZDA3, one of its best-selling cars.
Integration of “M Hybrid,” Mazda’s mild hybrid system, improves fuel efficiency by using an electric motor to support the engine during starting and acceleration. Toshiba’s SCiBTM powers the motor, and uses regenerative energy to recharge during deceleration and braking.
The characteristics of the SCiBTM make it a superb choice for Mazda’s new car. The battery’s lithium titanium oxide negative electrode excels in rapid charging performance, long life and high energy input and output, all highly suited for mild hybrid systems.
Demand for SCiBTM is growing, and Toshiba is expanding manufacturing capacity through capital investments and alliances. Its current manufacturing facility in Japan, Kashiwazaki Operations, will shortly be supplemented by a new facility in Toshiba’s Yokohama Complex. Overseas, the establishment of a plant in India, a joint venture with Suzuki Motor Corporation and Denso Corporation, continues to make progress.
Toshiba, through its own R&D and in partnership with co-creators, is promoting the development of products and systems that bring innovations and forward-looking solutions to its customers and society. Under the Toshiba Next Plan, Toshiba Group's five-year transformation plan, the company is driving forward its own digital transformation and evolution to become a leading cyber-physical systems company, and is making focused investments in promising business areas. Toshiba positions the SCiBTM as a new growth business.
MAZDA3 sedan(left) SCiBTM 10Ah Cell