Toyota Motor Corporation has introduced 16 new battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and they will be among 30 new BEVs that will be introduced by the company by 2030.
The 30 BEVs will include a wide range of vehicles including passenger cars, SUVs, and commercial vehicles. In conjunction with the introduction of 16 BEVs, Toyota also announced that the group’s new BEV sales target is set at 3.5 million units a year by 2030.
In total, the company plans to invest eight trillion yen on developing carbon-neutral vehicles and technologies and a portion of which will be dedicated to hybrid-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles.
Of the total investment, Toyota will allocate two trillion yen to develop more advanced, higher quality, and more affordable batteries for the said vehicles.
“We will not only add battery EV options to existing vehicle models but will also offer a full line-up of reasonably priced mass-production models, such as the bZ series, to meet the needs of all kinds of customers,” he said.
Among the 16 vehicles displayed, five are Toyota bZ (beyond Zero) vehicles while others include “lifestyle” and commercial vehicles. There were also four Lexus models.
The five bZ vehicles include the recently launched bZ4X, a mid-size SUV, and a small SUV which Toyota said will be available for the Japanese and European market.
There will also be a mid-size sedan that will “meet customer expectations for a first car” and a large SUV with 3rd row seats. The most exciting of all, there seems to be at least two sports cars – one by Toyota and Honda – with exciting good looks.
One thing’s for sure, if Toyota achieve their goals, you’d never be able to call their vehicle’s “uncle’s car” anymore.