- Toyota has unveiled greater than a dozen electrical autos it plans to construct, together with a pickup truck.
- That is the primary time we’re seeing what Toyota’s upcoming electrical truck might seem like.
- It is a part of Toyota’s $70 billion funding into inexperienced autos and expertise.
We have recognized for months that Toyota is planning to unleash an electrical pickup truck someday quickly. On Tuesday, the corporate shared the way it may look.
Throughout an occasion laying out its international push into electrical autos, Toyota took the wraps off greater than a dozen future SUVs, sedans, and sports activities vehicles. Tucked away within the again nook was some of the thrilling prospects of all of them: the yet-to-be-named truck.
Right here it’s:
Toyota hasn’t launched any particulars in regards to the pickup, like when it’s going to arrive, how a lot it’s going to price, or how massive it’s going to be. It might make sense to launch an electrical model of the Tundra to compete with upcoming battery-powered full-size vans just like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevrolet Silverado EV. However this pickup appears extra Tacoma-sized.
That might be a sensible transfer as a result of the gas-powered Tacoma crushes all different midsize pickups in US gross sales, whereas the full-size Tundra is not almost as widespread as its rivals out of Detroit. Proper now, the one electrical pickup you should purchase is the midsize R1T, the inaugural truck from the California startup Rivian.
Toyota launched the pioneering Prius hybrid greater than 20 years in the past however has been a bit sluggish to embrace absolutely electrical autos. It has stated hybrids are one of the simplest ways of lowering international emissions. The corporate got here out swinging on Tuesday, although, unveiling 15 electrical fashions and plans to roll out 30 by 2030. Toyota stated it might plunge $70 billion into electrification efforts and make Lexus an electric-only model.
The corporate displayed a number of similar-looking electrical SUVs of assorted sizes, along with a number of extra fascinating fashions. It previewed an electrical off-road SUV tentatively named the Compact Cruiser EV. It appears just like the religious successor to Toyota’s FJ Cruiser and might be a competitor to Ford’s Bronco or Bronco Sport.
And it confirmed off smooth, low-slung sports activities vehicles from each the Lexus and the Toyota manufacturers. Particulars are scant, however we’ll absolutely be taught extra about all these fashions as they close to manufacturing.