Toyota bZ4X fails cold-weather range test

It is no secret that the range of electric cars decreases in cold temperatures. But the Toyota bZ4X seems to particularly underperform in this respect. Scandinavian journalists achieved only about half of the promised WLTP range in tests with the Toyota electric car – and not at sub-zero temperatures, but at 4 degrees Celsius.

Toyota Europe and Toyota headquarters in Japan have launched an investigation to evaluate the test results. A Danish Toyota spokesperson explained that the electric SUV still has a reserve in its battery pack when the range indicator has already dropped to zero. However, this at best explains only a small part of the large discrepancy – especially since the difference between the WLTP and the real range is much smaller for other electric models under similar conditions.

Incidentally, the fact that the Toyota bZ4X has a cold problem is not new: In the footnote of a US press release, Toyota already warned a few months ago that DC charging might not be possible at all in cold temperatures with the all-wheel-drive version of the bZ4X.


about „Toyota bZ4X fails cold-weather range test“
john H
30.11.2022 um 10:07
What's gone wrong at Toyota? Blindsighted by the rise of EVs and puffed up with a certain arrogance that hydrogen was going to be the way forward, they are dropping the ball with the bZ4X. Apart from its wheels falling off, it seems the EV components have been equally under or rush developed. One wonders if a takeover of a new start with a viable product might not be on the cards, because they seem at sea.
Richard J
26.02.2023 um 04:14
I got 110 miles on full charge it was snowing and 21 degrees Going Sacramento to Lake Tahoe This car isn’t made for the cold. Would really like my money back. Awd.
17.01.2024 um 16:32
I'm seeing the same thing, living in Salt Lake City, UT. And agreed, they shouldn't be seeking these cars if there's a problem with them starting in the cold, or give you a disclaimer that it may not be reliable in the cold . Shame on Toyota!

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