If there is any car brand reference in the production of hybrid vehicles, that is Toyota. At the end of last century the japanese company were thrown into the swimming pool with the launch of the Toyota Prius; a vehicle that, as in the present, combining a thermal engine of gasoline with an electric. Now, a good part of their models are offered with mechanical hybrid of this type, however I could give a twist to his policy and launch to the market shortly a all-electric vehicle.
So says the japanese media Nikkei, where in an article they claim that the company will provide its first electric vehicle large volume of sales in the year 2020. This same publication account that Toyota has the aim of creating, in 2017, an internal working group focused exclusively on the study and development of passenger cars, all-electric. Apparently, the first model that would come in 2020 would present an autonomía exceeding 300 kilometers with a single recharge, taking as a basis the platform of the Toyota Prius.
As we said, Toyota is the biggest power in terms of hybrid vehicles is concerned, although it also maintains a strong start with the “fuel cell”, being the best physical test of the Toyota Mirai. However, today, the Mirai is not a car whose use is within the reach of any person by their high price of acquisition as by the lack of infrastructure.
perhaps it is for this reason that Toyota may be considering the development of a 100% electric vehicle and large-scale production. The majority of manufacturers opt for the option in the medium-long term propulsion fully electric and, although remaining years to be offering fully viable at the time to cover all the needs the society claims today, sooner or later will arrive. If Toyota stayed “stuck” with their now very effective hybrid vehicles, in the future will be left behind, something that could happen bill in the long term.
In this way, we are not surprised that this information was true and that in a few years Toyota market cars 100 % electric. Meanwhile, the japanese car company still has not been pronounced about it.
Source – Nikkei