Toyota to present 3-year-plan in early 2023
According to an agency report, Toyota will present a new three-year plan to its suppliers in early 2023 as part of its electric strategy. With the new plan, the manufacturer wants to increase the competitiveness of its upcoming electric vehicle models, but is probably accepting delays for this.
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 presents compact electric SUV concept
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota presented the bZ Compact SUV Concept, a preview of a future compact electric SUV. The Japanese manufacturer has published pictures of the exterior and interior design, but has not yet given any details about the technology.
Toyota considers scaling up bZ4X production
Toyota is reportedly considering a massive increase in production of its BEV model bZ4X and its offshoot Subaru Solterra. According to an agency report, their production of currently just over 1,000 cars per month could be increased by six or even twelve times – but not immediately.
Coldgate for Toyota bZ4X?
The fact that temperature affects charging performance is nothing new for electric car drivers. However, a footnote in a US press release from Toyota about the bZ4X electric model is quite unusual.
Toyota prepares for the European launch of the bZ4X
Toyota’s first purely battery-electric passenger car model bZ4X has been made available for reservations online. The entry-level version costs from £41,950. Pre-sales are to start in April 2022, with the first deliveries scheduled for early summer 2022. Now, Toyota has also published the homologated WLTP ranges and fuel consumption figures.
Toyota presents roadmap for Europe and the bZ4X
Toyota has given an outlook on its strategy in Europe. By 2030, Toyota wants to increase the share of purely electric vehicles to at least 50 per cent, and from 2035, only zero-emission cars will be allowed on sale. In addition, the first purely battery-electric Toyota model bZ4X is now celebrating its European premiere.
Toyota publishes new details on the bZ4X FCEV
Toyota has published more details on its first battery-electric model, the bZ4X, whose production version is to celebrate its European premiere on 2 December. This means that more precise data on the drives, the battery and the charging power of the bZ4X are known.