Japanese auto giant, Toyota Motor Corporation, is working on an all-new Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) platform that will support 10 new EVs
It is being reported that Toyota Motor Corporation, the Japanese auto giant, will launch a large-scale all-electric offensive in 2020. As per the plan, the company will come up with a brand new Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) platform that will support multiple all-new EVs. The first electric vehicle to roll out under the new initiative will launch in 2020.
The carmaker’s electric vehicle onslaught will commence with the Toyota C-HR BEV and Toyota IZOA BEV, both of which will go on sale in China. The company insists that by 2025, all models in its line-up will be electrified. The company will introduce as many as 10 Battery Electric Vehicles, including 6 global models, based on e-TNGA architecture, by 2025.
From this, it is quite clear that electric vehicles are fast becoming the future of mobility. Toyota, which is among the largest carmakers of the world, has pioneered plug-in hybrid technology. However, the company seems to have understood that it needs to shift its focus to all-electric vehicles in order to ride the electrification wave.
Speaking about the new development to select media, a company spokesperson said, “Much work lies ahead to achieve the popularization of BEVs. Specifically, we will be focusing on vehicle development and the stable supply, improved durability, and reuse of batteries. We are steadily preparing a framework to respond thoroughly to the challenge, putting all the pieces in place, including the creation of new business models. Working in an extensive and open manner, we are collaborating with partners as we strive to contribute to a better society.”
Like we said, Toyota has planned to launch as many as 10 all-new Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) by the middle of the next decade. These new electric vehicles will be sold in six different segments – compact cars (will be developed with Suzuki and Daihatsu), Medium Crossover, Medium Sedan, Medium Minivan, Medium SUV and Large SUVs.
The electric-powered compact cars will be developed in cooperation with Daihatsu and Suzuki, while the medium SUV will be developed with Subaru.