Where Toyota said once that it didn’t expect to sell many pure-electric cars, the company is now announcing that it plans to produce 5.5 million electric vehicles each year by 2025. Meanwhile, Toyota will launch 60 new electrified vehicles, including hybrids and plug-in hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles like the all new Second generation Mirai.
The e-TNGA platform supports front, rear or all-wheel drive and uses modular battery modules to support different vehicle designs and requirements. To that end, we’re likely to see fully electric cars similar to the Corolla, Camry, and Highlander.
Toyota deputy general manager Koji Toyoshima added that Toyota plans to mass-produce electric vehicles with solid-state batteries during the first half of the 2020s. This is in line with what the company has promised. previously, although it is unclear how it plans to achieve this goal given that other companies like BMW and Fisker have so far failed to deliver.
Although it is very late in the EV game, Toyota said its hybrid and PHEV technology has given it the expertise necessary to rapidly develop all-electric vehicles. “The success of the hybrid has given us the foundation we need for other electrified powertrains – which will be introduced when the time, the market and the infrastructure are right,” said Andrea Carlucci of Toyota Europe. “And that moment is drawing near.”