Toyota bares future EV lineup and aspirations

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Yesterday, December 14, Toyota conducted a media briefing on the company’s battery EV strategies. Here, Toyota talked about how battery electric vehicles (BEVs) represent the most promising option for achieving carbon neutrality, and revealed its future EV models.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What vehicles were revealed at Toyota's media briefing?

    Toyota revealed four new bZ models as well as its lifestyle lineup.
  • How many EVs does Toyota plan to release in the coming years?

    According to Toyota President Akio Toyoda, the company plans to roll out 30 battery EV models by 2030.
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    “I believe that achieving carbon neutrality means realizing a world in which all people living on this planet continue to live happily. We want to help realize such a world. This has been and will continue to be Toyota's wish and our mission as a global company. For that challenge, we need to reduce CO2 emissions as much as possible, as soon as possible. We are living in a diversified world and in an era in which it is hard to predict the future. Therefore, it is difficult to make everyone happy with a one-size-fits-all option. That is why Toyota wants to prepare as many options as possible for our customers around the world,” said Toyota President Akio Toyoda.

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    First to be revealed was the bZ (beyond Zero) lineup including the upcoming bZ4X as well as four new bZs: a bZ compact SUV, a bZ large SUV, a bZ small crossover, and a bZ sedan. Unlike the Toyota x Subaru bZ4X though, the four new bZ models look more like concept vehicles — with heavily tinted windows probably to hide the lack of actual interiors.

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    Toyota also showed its “lifestyle” lineup which includes concepts like the commercially aimed Mid Box and Micro Box, the commuter e-Palette, a sports EV, an FJ Cruiser-like EV, a really good-looking pickup EV, an EV crossover, and a small SU EV.

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    Ultimately, Toyota stated that the company plans to increase its EV offerings, living up to its promise of a carbon-neutral future.

    “Furthermore, we will expand the options for carbon-neutral vehicles by offering a full lineup of battery EVs. Specifically, we plan to roll out 30 battery EV models by 2030, globally offering a full lineup of battery EVs in the passenger and commercial segments,” added Toyoda.

    Photos from Noriaki Mitsuhashi/N-RAK Photo Agency

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