In February, Toyota announced it would debut three electric vehicles in the United States by the end of 2021. Of that trio, he said two would be fully electric models, while one would be a plug-in hybrid. The automaker has now detailed a wider EV vision as it tries to become carbon neutral by 2050. Toyota today announced plans to sell around 70 different electric cars around the world by the end of 2025, including 15 new fully electric models.
About half of them will fall under the company’s new Beyond Zero brand, with the Toyota bZ4X SUV unveiled today. Although it is currently only a concept, Toyota plans to quickly transform it into a road-ready car after production begins in Japan and China. The company says it “hopes” to start selling the bZ4X by mid-2022, with details of the US version coming at a later date.
Toyota hasn’t shared much more information about the bZ4X. We know it was jointly developed by Subaru and will feature all-wheel drive and take advantage of Toyota’s new e-TNGA battery electric powertrain. It will also include a long wheelbase frame for a spacious interior. Apart from the bZ4X and other Beyond Zero branded cars, the company also plans to electrify its pickup trucks. It’s something other truck manufacturers love Ford plans to do the same.
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