New BEVs by Toyota to double its driving range
Are you still iffy about buying a battery-electric vehicle (BEV)? Toyota’s latest announcement will not only make you want one, but it will also make you love driving it all day, every day.
Former chief engineer and current vice-president Hikoki Nakajima shared the company’s multi-pathway approach to electrification. It includes BEVs, plug-in hybrids, and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Toyota keeps such a wide range of propulsion options and models to cater to the different needs of customers from various regions around the world.
Toyota has 10 electrified vehicles coming up by 2026 and will add at least 1.5 million units to the company’s annual sales. These vehicles will not be the same as the models we see today in form, function, and purpose. It will have double the driving range, including designs and driving performance that “will set hearts racing.”
The next batch of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) from the marque will also have extended range, not because it still has a conventional internal combustion engine. It will use new battery technology, raise efficiency, and let future Toyota PHEVs travel more than 200 kilometers in pure electric vehicle mode. These PHEVs will become ‘practical BEVs'.
Commercial vehicles (CVs) will be the models that will fully harness the power of fuel-cell technology. As this fuel is lightweight and does not require plenty of batteries, FCEVs will have more space and can travel longer distances.
Lastly, using the strengths of the Toyota Production System and the Toyota New Global Architecture, future hybrid electric vehicles will deliver more quality, be more affordable, and factor in the energy conditions of the market it is in and customers’ requirements.
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