Whether you like electric vehicles or not, EVs are here to stay, and one of the biggest names in cars will be going all in with electric vehicles. Toyota has announced that it will launch 15 new EVs within the span of 4 years, a release schedule that shows how serious the Japanese car manufacturer is when it comes to the next evolution of cars.
Toyota, the pioneer, and leader in hybrid electric technology has already crossed the symbolic milestone of 15 million hybrid vehicles. However, hybrids are just internal combustion vehicles with an additional electric motor to help the engine run in the most fuel-efficient way possible, which means they still contribute to the production of global CO2 emissions. Toyota wants to completely eliminate CO2 emissions by producing electric vehicles that are totally carbon dioxide-free.
Toyota’s ambitious goals include launching 15, all battery, all-electric models that only use electric motors and motor controllers instead of internal combustion engines (ICEs) for propulsion. They derive all power from battery packs and thus have no internal combustion engine, fuel cell, or fuel tank. The first of the bunch of BEVs to come is the upcoming bZ4X, an all-new and pure electric SUV.
Of course, the reason for all of this is to reduce global CO2 emissions. Toyota alone can only do so much with this global problem, hence they are working hand in hand with governments to make it possible. In addition, other auto brands, such as Subaru and Suzuki, are also helping to develop Toyota’s upcoming electric vehicles. Indeed, it is difficult for Toyota to prepare such a wide range of choices by itself.