Toyota To Mass-Produce Long-Range Electric Cars For 2020

Posted: Nov 7 2016, 12:47pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 7 2016, 7:37pm CST , in Cars & Vehicles

Toyota to Mass-Produce Long-Range Electric Cars for 2020
  • Toyota off to Produce Long Range battery Powered vehicles for 2020 as Hydrogen powered ones fail

Toyota is planning to produce large EVs in the future.

Many automakers were planning to introduce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the coming months. Some are still working on them and are off to launch them soon. Toyota however has kind of back paddled from the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle making.

Toyota has been promoting this concept for the past year or so with all the enthusiasm. However now it has been reported that the company is planning to mass produce battery powered long range vehicles by the year 2020, according to Reuters.

This news have arrived since the company has been facing problems in selling the first hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle Mirai by the company. In the US its price has been cut down various times to boost up the sale and encourage the customers into buying it.

The car is now available at a lease of $350 only whereas previously it was $500 in California. Though even after this kind of price cutting, the Japanese automaker was not able to sell a lot of units of Mirai.

The company has sold only 782 units since its launch in the year 2015. Several of them were bought by the California state itself in order to promote and justify the use of zero-emission vehicles.

Many experts and industry watchers had predicted earlier on that Toyota will eventually turn back towards producing electric vehicles after the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will fail to grasp the attention of customers.

Prius is the most sold and known EV by company. It was given the status of most economical and most sold EV of the year all over the world two years back too.

It is now predicted that the company is off to produce EVs with a range of at least 300 kms on a single charge.

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