Toyota unveils four bz concept vehicles, will launch globally a total of 30 BEVs by 2030

15 December 2021, 01:28:20

Toyota unveils four bz concept vehicles, will launch globally a total of 30 BEVs by 2030On December 14, Toyota held a press briefing on its battery EV (BEV) strategies and revealed several Toyota and Lexus BEV models that it is readying for market launch. These models comprise not the "dreamy future" but the one that's "around the corner" - the foreseeable one. As always, Toyota is true to practicality and realism in its approach to the market.

During his presentation, President Akio Toyoda announced that the company is going to roll out 30 BEV models and is anticipating sales of 3.5 million BEVs globally by 2030. The Lexus brand aims to have BEVs account for 100% of the total sales in Europe, North America, and China by 2030.

On the stage, there were a total of five models. The first from the left was the Toyota bZ4X which has already been unveiled and will go on sale next year. It was followed by a bz Compact SUV with a "styling that makes you want to get in and drive."

The third new concept was a small SUV for Europe and Japan referred to as bZ Small Crossover with a "comfortable interior." During the presentation, it was said that the vehicle will be one of the most efficient ones in its class with 12.5 kWh per 100 km. The concept of the upcoming model derives inspiration from the new Aygo X combining a hatchback profile that sits on a higher chassis and adds some design features that define it as an SUV.

The bz SDN is "a mid-sized full-electric sedan that meets customers' expectations as their first car." Finally, there's a bz Large SUV created for families and small groups of people with an available third row of seats.

Additionally, Toyota will present a Europe-centered platform called E3 which will underpin hybrid, PHEV, and BEV models for the local market offering strong adaptive qualities to accommodate the varied local market preferences.

The presentation further expanded with 9 other BEV concept models from the Toyota and the Lexus brands, include a pickup truck, a Compact Cruiser EV, and a two-seat Sports EV.

Related news

News related to Toyota or Lexus

The Lexus RZ 450E is teased again, unveiling exterior in full

The Lexus RZ 450E fully electric SUV has been teased again, after yesterday Lexus showcased a test version of the model and released two teasers of close-ups of the front and rear of the car. Today's teasers unveil the vehicle in full from the outside. According to Lexus, the acceleration time of the model will be in the low 2-second range, cruising range - over 700 km, and with the possible use of solid-state...

16 December 2021

Lexus teases the production version of its RZ concept - the Lexus RZ 450E fully electric SUV

After announcing that the Lexus brand will focus on electrification and unveiling the Lexus RZ concept, Lexus teased its production version dubbed Lexus RZ 450E. The acceleration time will be in the low 2-second range, cruising range - over 700 km, and with the possible use of solid-state batteries in mind, Lexus will aim to create a truly high-performance BEV. This will be a unique electrified Lexus that combines...

15 December 2021

The Lexus RZ BEV SUV concept showcased during Toyota's media briefing on its global EV strategy

During Toyota's media briefing on its global EV strategy, Lexus showcased its RZ BEV SUV concept. The upcoming vehicle will be launched under the Lexus Electrified brand. With bold proportions and low ride height essential to a sports car, it will showcase the unique driving performance of a Lexus and become a model that symbolizes the future of the brand. Acceleration time will be in the low 2-second range...

15 December 2021

Toyota Motor North America chose the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite for its EV battery production

Today, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina and Mayor Filmore York of Liberty, North Carolina, joined Toyota Motor North America's leaders to announce Greensboro-Randolph Megasite has been chosen as the location for Toyota's new $1.29 billion automotive battery manufacturing plant, to be named, Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC). When it comes online in 2025, TBMNC will have four production lines...

6 December 2021

Toyota Motor Europe outlines its path to 100% CO2 reduction by 2035

At its Kenshiki event for media this week, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) communicated the latest news on its European business strategy, sharing the company’s vision, new products and technology developments. Kenshiki means insight in Japanese, and this year’s event focussed on TME’s commitment to carbon neutrality, the acceleration of its electrification plan and its active role in building a hydrogen economy. During...

3 December 2021

European premiere of the all-new 2022 Toyota bZ4X

The all-new bZ4X, the first model in Toyota's new bZ – beyond zero – family of zero-emission battery electric vehicles (BEVs) makes its European debut today, presented as a production-ready vehicle that will be launched across Europe in 2022. At the same time as it marks further development of Toyota’s long-established electrified vehicle technologies, bZ4X also delivers important innovations in safety, driver...

3 December 2021

The Lexus RZ based on the LF-Z Electrified concept is teased

Today, Lexus teased the upcoming production version of the Lexus LF-Z Electrified concept - the Lexus RZ. This is the brand's first vehicle to use a dedicated EV platform, namely - e-TNGA - the same platform underpinning the Toyota bZ4x and the Subaru Solterra. Most probably, the Lexus RZ will be longer and sporting a bigger battery pack. Furthermore, it will arrive with Lexus's own DIRECT4 system unveiled a year...

2 December 2021

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X production model for the USA debuts today - preliminary specifications

Toyota's all-electric bZ4X made its U.S. production model debut today. As a leader in electrification, Toyota's introduction of bZ4X represents the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the global "Toyota bZ" brand umbrella. Once the rubber hits the road, bZ4X will have a manufacturer-estimated range of up to 250 miles for XLE front-wheel drive models. "With zero emissions and...

17 November 2021

The 2023 Subaru Solterra all-electric SUV goes official in Japan

Subaru has unveiled the 2023 Subaru Solterra for Japan today and the global version will go official ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-electric five-passenger SUV is developed with Toyota and has an AWD system with an 80 kW motor on the front and a 160 kW motor on the rear axle. It uses Subaru's AWD X-Mode system with a new Grip Control. The compact eAxle motor unit realizes a short overhang design and a...

11 November 2021

Toyota to invest $3.4 billion in automotive batteries in the USA by 2030

Toyota announced today that it will invest approximately $3.4 billion (380 billion yen) in automotive batteries in the United States through 2030. Specifically, the investment is for developing and localizing automotive battery production, including those for battery electric vehicles, and is part of the global total of approx. $13.5 billion (1.5 trillion yen) set aside for investment in battery development and...

19 October 2021

The Toyota bZ4X Concept is unveiled in the USA

The Toyota bZ4X Concept touched down to make its North American debut at Toyota Motor North America's headquarters. This concept vehicle embodies the vision for the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the "Toyota bZ" brand umbrella. Jointly developed with Subaru, the Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept features the new e-TNGA BEV-dedicated platform. The concept conveys Toyota's legendary...

2 June 2021

Subaru Solterra is the name of the first all-electric SUV by Subaru

Subaru unveiled the name of its first all-electric C-segment-class SUV that is co-developed with Toyota - Subaru Solterra (SunEarth). Scheduled to go on sale in mid 2022, it is based on he e0Subaru Global Platform dedicated for all-electric vehicle and jointly-developed with Toyota. This platform enables to roll out various types of EVs efficiently by combining multiple modules and components, such as the front...

11 May 2021

The Toyota bZ4X BEV concept goes official

Toyota has unveiled the Toyota bZ4X Concept - "a vision for the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the Toyota bZ brand umbrella." Jointly developed with Subaru, the Toyota bZ4X SUV Concept is built on the new e-TNGA BEV- dedicated platform. The bZ4X adopts a new AWD system jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru; it combines safe and pleasing driving performance - made...

19 April 2021

Lexus to Display LF-Z Electrified Concept and New ES at Auto Shanghai 2021 on April 19

Lexus plans to display the LF-Z Electrified Concept and hold the world premiere of the new Lexus ES at Auto Shanghai 2021, which opens on April 19 in Shanghai, China. In the run-up to the ES reveal, Lexus has disclosed part of the new model's styling. Also, Lexus International President/Chief Branding Officer Koji Sato plans to virtually attend a press conference scheduled to be held at the show on April 19 to issue...

12 April 2021

EV Specifications

Complete specifications of EVs, grouped according to their brand and year

AudiBMWBytonChevroletDaciae.GOFIATFordGenesisHondaHyundaiJaguarKIAMazdaMercedes-BenzMGMININIONissanOpelPeugeotPolestarPorscheRenaultRivianSEATŠKODAsmartTeslaVolkswagenVolvo

Featured

Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.6 in / 5223 mm
Height: 59.8 in / 1520 mm
Curb weight: 5853.27 lb / 2655 kg
Electric motor #1: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 565 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 239 kW, 290 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.4 in / 5216 mm
Height: 59.5 in / 1512 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Electric motor #1: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 565 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 140 kW, 290 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 205.4 in / 5216 mm
Height: 59.5 in / 1512 mm
Curb weight: 5467.46 lb / 2480 kg
Electric motor: 245 kW @ 4500 - 13500 rpm, 568 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 107.8 kWh, Voltage: 500 V

2022 Genesis GV60

2022 Genesis GV60 Performance AWD

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 177.8 in / 4515 mm
Width: 74.4 in / 1890 mm
Height: 62.2 in / 1580 mm
Curb weight: 4761.98 lb / 2160 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6 Extended Range 4WD GT

Length: 184.8 in / 4695 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1550 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 697 V

2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6 Extended Range 4WD GT-Line S

Length: 184.8 in / 4695 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1550 mm
Curb weight: 4530.5 lb / 2055 kg
Electric motor #1: 165 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 350 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 74 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 255 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 697 V

2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6 Extended Range 4WD GT-Line

Length: 184.8 in / 4695 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1550 mm
Curb weight: 4497.43 lb / 2040 kg
Electric motor #1: 165 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 350 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 74 kW @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, 255 Nm @ 4500 - 7700 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 77.4 kWh, Voltage: 697 V

2022 BMW iX xDrive50

2022 BMW iX xDrive50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5379.28 lb / 2440 kg
Electric motor #1: 250 kW, 400 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 200 kW, 352 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2022 BMW i4 M50

2022 BMW i4 M50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4783 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 57.0 in / 1448 mm
Curb weight: 5048.59 lb / 2290 kg
Electric motor #1: 230 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 190 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 83.9 kWh, Voltage: 398.5 V

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Long Range AWD

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 182.5 in / 4635 mm
Width: 74.4 in / 1890 mm
Height: 63.2 in / 1605 mm
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 65 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 72.6 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Long Range RWD

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 182.5 in / 4635 mm
Width: 74.4 in / 1890 mm
Height: 63.2 in / 1605 mm
Electric motor: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 72.6 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Launch Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 169.5 in / 4305 mm
Width: 69.7 in / 1770 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1616 mm
Curb weight: 3679.52 lb / 1669 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Premier

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 169.5 in / 4305 mm
Width: 69.7 in / 1770 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1616 mm
Curb weight: 3679.52 lb / 1669 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Launch Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 163.2 in / 4145 mm
Width: 69.5 in / 1765 mm
Height: 63.4 in / 1611 mm
Curb weight: 3589.13 lb / 1628 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV 2LT

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 163.2 in / 4145 mm
Width: 69.5 in / 1765 mm
Height: 63.4 in / 1611 mm
Curb weight: 3589.13 lb / 1628 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2021 Volkswagen ID.3

2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S Tour

Doors: 5, Seats: 4
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.7 in / 1568 mm
Curb weight: 4263.74 lb / 1934 kg
Electric motor: 110 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 45 kWh, Voltage: 408 V

2021 Volkswagen ID.3

2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro Performance Max

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.7 in / 1568 mm
Curb weight: 3979.34 lb / 1805 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 58 kWh, Voltage: 408 V

2021 Opel Mokka-e

2021 Opel Mokka-e Launch Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 163.4 in / 4151 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 60.3 in / 1532 mm
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh