Toyota produced an electric version of the C-HR for the Chinese market by 2020.
Announced at the Beijing motor show, the zero-emissions crossover followed by two new versions of existing Toyota plug-in hybrid, the Corolla and Levin sedans, due to the in the year 2019.
The cars are supposed to be able to 30 kilometers in pure electric mode.
The trio of newly announced plug-in cars are part of Toyota plans to introduce 10 electric models by 2020. It follows the Chinese government and the requirement for a certain quota of a car of the brand sale electric.
Toyota produce the electric motors, batteries, and inverter for its plug-in of the Chinese models. You will be produced the first electrified Toyota outside of Japan.
The demand from China plug-in cars is so great that Toyota sold only 140,000 electrified cars there last year. This number represents 40% of all Toyota’s electrified car sales in this market currently.
The increasing demand for its plug-in cars, Toyota plans to increase its production capacity for nickel-metal-hydride battery modules to 220,000 units in the year 2020. It will also open a battery testing facility, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing in China.
Toyota recently revealed that she is working on the commercialization of solid-state batteries, by the early 2020s; if achieved, it would be the first car to do manufacturer. The technology allows more energy to be stored than that of comparable lithium-ion batteries and is expected to be a game-changer for E-vehicles.
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