Toyota to Introduce Electric Cars By 2020
TOYOTA is planning to introduce a hybrid/electric version of all their car models by 2025 and is set to introduce 10 new pure battery electric cars by 2020.
The Japanese car manufacturer has pledged that its entire fleet will be available in an electric or hybrid variant by 2025.
Before then the car manufacturer will offer 10 new all-electric cars globally by the early 2020s.
These new plans will also incorporate the brands luxury car subsidiary Lexus.
The new all-electric cars will appear alongside the core Lexus and Toyota line-ups which will be offered with electric or fuel-cell variants.
By 2030, the car giant hopes to have sold around 5.5 million electrified vehicles with one million of these being zero emissions.
Currently Toyota does not have a pure electric car but has had success with the hybrid Prius and other fuel-cell vehicles.
Electric cars will first arrive in China before being introduced to the Japanese, Indian, American and European car markets.
Toyota is not abandoning its production of fuel-cell vehicles and will also look to expand its line-up over the same period of time.
Hybrid and Plug-in hybrids that are set to be introduced will showed the Toyota Hybrid System II technology that is featured in the current generation Prius.
Both simpler and higher-power hybrid systems will also be developed for more powerful and cheaper cars respectively.