Toyota intends to accelerate the development of electric vehicles, planning to release at least 10 models worldwide by 2020, including 6 global models based on its new platform, e-TNGA.
The Japanese automaker has announced its intention to electrify all its models by 2030. Under this plan, Toyota plans to sell at least 1 million electric cars with hydrogen fuel cells and 4.5 million hybrids – the technology in which the firm has long been a forerunner.
The program of creation of electric vehicles Toyota will start in 2020, when the firm will launch the electric version of the Toyota C-HR and Izoa in China along with double city car, intended only for Japan. The latter will reach a maximum speed of 60 km/h. later will be developed and other ultra-compact models.
Toyota also plans to develop at least 6 global vehicles, including the framework to the recently announced cooperation with Suzuki and Subaru, on the basis of an electric version of its platform TNGA.
The new range will include a compact SUV, which is being developed together with the engineers of Suzuki, and mid-size SUV, which helps Subaru. Toyota also plans to develop a crossover, large SUV, sedan and minivan with its partners.
The platform of the Toyota e-TNGA was created to provide flexibility and is used for the production of cars with front-wheel and rear-wheel drive, with power units on the front and rear axle respectively, or two-engine all-wheel drive models.