This past April, Toyota , The first of seven “Beyond Zero” fully electric vehicles, the automaker said it would debut by 2025. To reveal that it is working with Subaru to build the SUV and will include its upcoming e-TNGA powertrain, the company did not share much detail about the bZ4X. On Friday, it changed by unveiling Car production version.
Toyota will offer bZ4X in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants. The former will have a single 150 kW that is capable of accelerating the car from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 8.4 seconds. According to the WLTC standard, the automaker claims that the 71.4 kWh battery of the FWD model will allow it to travel about 500 kilometers or 310 miles on a single charge. Expect that estimate to decrease after the EPA car is tested. It is worth noting that these measurements come from the Japanese model, which may be characterized by different specifications of the model (s) that Toyota releases in the United States.
The battery will support 150 kW DC fast charging, which allows it to go from dead to 80 percent after about 30 minutes of charging. For the AWD model, it will have two 80kW motors, one in each axle, for a total power output of 160 kW. It can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 7.7 seconds. The Toyota AWD model estimates a range of 460 kilometers or 285 miles on a single charge. In both variants, the battery is integrated with the chassis, a design choice that helps reduce the center of gravity of the automaker SUV and improve the rigidity of the chassis.
Toyota plans to equip the bZ4X with some Nifty extra features. One of these is a solar roof that the automaker says will generate about 1120 miles of free electricity. It will also offer a steer-by-wire system that removes mechanical connections between the steering wheel and the front wheels. Both features can be found in the selected models.
The bZ4X will debut in the United States and other markets in mid-2022.
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