Japanese automaker Toyota has returned to the electric car market after 8 years. The company announced on Tuesday (12) its new battery-powered SUV model, the bZ4X, which promises to run up to 406 kilometers per charge.
In the United States, the vehicle is estimated to have sold for US$42k (approximately R$198,000 in daily values). However, the company promises that the launch will spread all over the world.
The new vehicle in the bZ (Beyond Zero) series is faster than its combustion counterparts. One of the options offered by the company is all-wheel drive. Toyota, in this version, the car can go from 0 km / h to 100 km / h in about 6.5 seconds.
But the performance doesn’t bring great news. Despite this, the automaker says the launch could boost sales because there are customers who want to try an electric but aren’t loyal to the brand.
“As we move into a market where electric vehicles are more dominant, the goal is to persuade internal combustion engine owners to try something new,” said Stephanie Brinley, principal analyst at Global Mobility S&P, in a note.
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Last year, 2021, about 4.6 million electric cars were sold worldwide. This number already accounts for 15% of global vehicle sales. Considering this market share, Toyota says it plans to offer 15 such models by 2025, seven of which are from the bZ series.
Source: Tec Mundo
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