Despite their lofty ambitions for Hydrogen-powered technologies, Toyota seems poised to shed their “sleeping giant” status when it comes to the now-mainstream EV Market. No less than 6 New Toyota EV models will be entering the market in 2020, beginning with China.
Toyota has never revealed it’s long-term plans for alternative energy cars other than continuously developing their Prius Hybrid lineup, along with continued development into what could be the technology to truly take over the gasoline engine one day: hydrogen-powered battery vehicles. Nonetheless, the world should be happy to see Toyota joining so many manufacturers now, who are racing to show dominance in the plug-in all electric vehicle market.
Toyota Details Six New EV Models Launching for 2020–2025
- Global demand for electric cars is out-pacing Toyota’s predictions, forcing the company to act.
- Six new Toyota EV models will begin appearing in 2020, starting in China. Toyota’s ambitious plans to roll out a family of new electric vehicles by 2025, which it initially announced two years ago, are being moved up. Accelerating global demand for EVs have pushed the automaker toward putting the first of these electric vehicles on sale in 2020. At an event highlighting Toyota’s newly adjusted long-term electric-vehicle plans, the automaker promised it is working on six new EVs, as well as a plan for further popularizing battery-electric cars ahead of their rollout.
About That Rollout . . .
At home in Japan and in other overseas markets, Toyota is whetting the public’s appetite for full-electric transportation with a bevy of scooters and mobility devices in the near term. There also will be microcars like the wacky three-wheeled i-Road and a tiny Smart-car-like hatchback.
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The automaker is pushing its electric-car rollout up a few years in response to global demand.
Today Toyota announced that they’ll be speeding up their electric car program but are they actually serious about it this time? Tom Moloughney of InsideEVs will be here to give his two cents on this topic in his weekly segment “Plugged-in with Tom Moloughney”.
Hot on the heels of announcing a collaboration with Subaru to develop a new EV platform and launch an electric SUV, Toyota gave a big presentation in Japan detailing its entire strategy for the next decade or so. Executive Vice President Shigeki Terashi talked at length about vehicle development and …
If it feels like Toyota has been lagging behind on electric cars while being distracted with fielding hydrogen fuel-cell sedans in tiny numbers, you’re not the only one with this impression. But the Japanese automaker plans to do something about that.