According to the Nikkei newspaper, Toyota is planning to release a line of all-electric models, the first of which will appear in 2020 and will be able to pass without charging more than 300 km.
Journalists believe that the Japanese originally planned to release several models of hydrogen, but then their development has been recognized as complex and expensive, and the company decided to focus on electric cars.
The creation of a new family of electric vehicles and batteries for them will a special team that will be formed by the Japanese automaker in 2017 is expected to range models as a basis will be taken as the existing platform and brand new “truck”.
Read also: Toyota Prius Prime
The premiere of the first models of electric Toyota family are confined to the summer Olympic Games, to be held in Tokyo in 2020. At first, the novelty will be sold only in Japan, China and some US states (eg, California), but then the electric car will appear in a number of other markets.
Read also: Toyota Prius V hybrid