Toyota Will Introduce Two New Electric Vehicles and a Plug-In Hybrid As 2022 Models
- on February 24, 2021
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The Japanese automaker Toyota has unveiled its plans to introduce two electric vehicles by next year. The first one would be a crossover while the other EV is still a mystery. These two vehicles are part of a plan the automaker has for the early 2020s. Toyota will essentially produce ten new electric cars, along with a new plug-in hybrid this year with deliveries starting next year.
While the company believes they are doing enough in developing the hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, they are now also joining the EV bandwagon. According to Toyota North America executive vice president of sales Bob Carter, they like "to be the Macy's department store of powertrains."
The automaker disclosed late last year their intentions to launch an electric crossover for the European markets. Now, they have confirmed this will also be accessible for the U.S. markets. Toyota is also focusing its efforts to create a solid-state-battery-powered vehicle, which should arrive soon.
The automaker wants to make 40 percent of its vehicles electrified in the next five years. By 2030, they hope 70 percent of all its cars will be electrified.
It is correct that Toyota didn’t do much in the EV business compared to other automakers who plan to go all-electric in the next few years. However, the company reminds everyone that they are the pioneer as far as mass-production of the hybrid vehicles. During all these years, Toyota contributed a great deal in reducing emissions and saving the environment.