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●Toyota and Lexus announce battery electric vehicle (BEV) strategy
●Toyota announced the BEV of 13 car models
●Announced 5 models of the bZ car series
●A total of 8 LifeStyle BEV models
On December 14, 2021, Toyota held a briefing on the future battery electric vehicle (BEV) strategy. At the briefing, Toyota President Akio Toyoda personally participated and explained that Toyota’s future investment funds for battery-related businesses will be From the 1.5 trillion yen set in the past to 2 trillion yen, about 8 years from 2022 to 2030, the investment amount for electric vehicles is as follows.
● Battery electric vehicles (BEV): 4 trillion yen (including battery market investment: 2 trillion yen)
● Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HEV), PHEV, and fuel cell vehicles (FCEV): 4 trillion yen
Under the above premises, Toyota has set two goals. One is to achieve global sales of 3.5 million BEVs by 2030, and the other is to achieve carbon neutrality for Toyota's entire plant by 2035.
In addition to Toyota's future direction, the briefing also announced the 13 concept car models that Toyota is expected to invest in the future. Most of them are announced for the first time in the world. The composition is as follows:
●bZ car series: 5 car types
1.bZ SMALL CROSSOVER
2.bZ COMPACT SUV
4.bZ LARGE SUV
● LifeStyle BEV: 8 models
2.SMALL SU EV
3.COMPACT CRUISER EV
8.e・Palette (new design)
The bZ car series is a Toyota BEV car series that uses a dedicated modular platform "e-TNGA". The name given by Toyota has the meaning of "a value beyond zero". In the first bZ car series this time, a total of 5 car models have been announced, including the already announced bZ4X.
【Small SUV】bZ SMALL CROSSOVER
【Compact SUV】bZ COMPACT SUV
【LargeSUV】bZ LARGE SUV
In addition to the bZ car series, it also announced 8 LifeStyle BEVs. Unlike the bZ car series, these 8 car types do not necessarily use a common dedicated modular platform. The model lineup ranges from sports cars to off-road vehicles and commercial vehicles. , And the sharing service plan for ultra-small commercial vehicles was even mentioned at the briefing.
SMALL SU EV
COMPACT CRUISER EV
Original text: Toyota holds BEV strategy briefing session, reveals 17 new BEVs including bZ
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