Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020s

first_img TOKYO — Toyota plans to offer more than 10 purely electric vehicle models in its lineup by the early 2020s, marking the Japanese automaker’s commitment to that growing technology sector.Toyota Motor Corp. now offers no purely electric vehicles, although it leads in hybrid models, which switch between an electric motor and a gas engine.Executive Vice-President Shigeki Terashi said that Toyota’s EVs will be first offered in China, a nation that’s encouraging electric vehicles with subsidies and other policies, and is expected to drive massive growth in that technology. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement Other automakers, including Nissan, Volkswagen and Honda, offer or are working on electric vehicles. That means competition among battery makers is heating up.  Trending in Canada Terashi says Toyota’s EVs will also later be offered in Japan, India, North America and Europe. The company says that by about 2025, every model it sells will have some kind of “electrified” version, such as hybrid, electric or fuel cell. Toyota had recently announced it will set up a joint auto battery business with Japanese electronics maker Panasonic. Terashi stressed the deal with Panasonic is “a crucial piece” in Toyota’s strategy, and that it wanted to promote a Japanese partnership.Advances in battery technology are vital for the success of EVs. A major shift toward their use would require more use and recycling of the rare and expensive materials used in batteries, such as lithium.Toyota announced other goals on green vehicles. By about 2030, it hopes to sell 5.5 million electrified vehicles a year. Toyota sells about 10 million vehicles globally a year.The company said it will invest 1.5 trillion yen (US$13 billion) to realize its 2030 goal, more than half of it on making batteries. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSToyotaElectricGreenElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesSustainability Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Toyota Concept-i at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever See More Videos Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img

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