December 06, 2022

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Toyota unveiled its first electric car bZ4X comes with roof-mounted solar panel 

Toyota electric car bZ4X

Toyota unveiled its first electric car bZ4X comes with roof-mounted solar panel 

The Toyota has teased its first battery-electric vehicle in April and now it has unveiled the production version of its first purpose-designed EV, bZ4X SUV. The bZ4X sport utility vehicle (SUV) is the first of the seven BEVs-bZ (beyond Zero) sub-brand in a series of EV only models from Toyota which is planned to launch globally to have the zero-emissions market. The first of seven fully electric vehicles will be debuting by 2025. Read the complete article to know more about Toyota electric car bZ4X. 

Toyota electric car bZ4X

The bZ4X is a RAV4-sized utility vehicle that uses the carmaker’s new e-TNGA BEV dedicated platform co-developed with Subaru. The company didn’t share any details of the price and all about the bZ4X but it has shared details of the SUV.

Toyota electric car bZ4X specifications 

Looking into the technical terms of the Toyota’s bZ4X SUV, it is equipped with a high-density lithium-ion battery has a 71.4 kWh capacity and is water-cooled. It is powered by a front-mounted electric motor rated at 150 kW (204 PS/201 hp) and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque. According to Toyota, this enables the base bZ4X FWD model to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).

The company is also offering an all-wheel-drive model with two 80 kW electric motors (one on each axle) developing a total of 160 kW (217.5 PS/214.5 hp) and 336 Nm (248 lb-ft) of torque. The bZ4X AWD does 0-100 km/h in 7.7 seconds and has the same top speed.

The car will be offered in front-wheel and four-wheel-drive versions, with a driving range of about 500 km (310 miles) for the former. An optional roof-mounted solar panel is also given so that you can charge the battery in the absence of a charging station or in disaster conditions, Toyota said.

Also, read related article: Toyota extends battery warranty for self-charging hybrid electric vehicles

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