UPDATED; Toyota speeds up BEV plans, will launch an ultra-compact two-seat car

7 June 2019, 04:07:19

UPDATED; Toyota speeds up BEV plans, will launch an ultra-compact two-seat carReuters reports that Toyota speeds up its plans for electrifying half of its fleet by 5 years. The deadline it has set is now 2025. This information comes from Toyota's Executive Vice President Shigeki Terashi during a briefing. However, he has also outlined a number of challenges such as slower profitability and a possible shortage in battery supply. The latter is addressed by creating partnerships with the two biggest producers in China - CATL and BYD, which cooperate with other EV manufacturers as well.

In 2020, Toyota plans to launch in Japan an ultra-compact two-seater designed for daily errands and short-distance business trips, with a maximum speed of 60 km/h (37 mph) and a range of 100 km (62 miles) on a single charge. This information comes after Toyota and Subaru announced their cooperation on the development of a BEV platform for midsize and large vehicles and a subsequent electric SUV.

UPDATE: here's the video of the Toyota briefing, uploaded by the company on YouTube:


Toyota also shared photos of its ultra-compact two-seater and renders of BEVs that will be available globally: Source

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EV Specifications

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

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Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2020 Opel Corsa-e

2020 Opel Corsa-e First Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 159.8 in / 4060 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 3373.07 lb / 1530 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh

2020 Volkswagen ID.3

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.1 in / 1552 mm
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 77 kWh

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Max

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.1 in / 1552 mm
Curb weight: 3637.63 lb / 1650 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 58 kWh

2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 195.4 in / 4963 mm
Height: 54.3 in / 1378 mm
Curb weight: 5059.61 lb / 2295 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 300 Nm, Location: Front
Electric motor #2: 300 kW, 550 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 93.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2020 Porsche Taycan

2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo

Doors: 4, Seats: 4
Length: 195.4 in / 4963 mm
Height: 54.4 in / 1381 mm
Curb weight: 5081.66 lb / 2305 kg
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 300 Nm, Location: Front
Electric motor #2: 300 kW, 550 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 93.4 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2020 Renault Zoe

2020 Renault Zoe R135

Seats: 5
Electric motor: 100 kW @ 4200 - 11163 rpm, 245 Nm @ 1500 - 3600 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 52 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2020 Renault Zoe

2020 Renault Zoe R110

Seats: 5
Electric motor: 80 kW @ 3395 - 10886 rpm, 225 Nm @ 500 - 3395 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 52 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2019 NIO ES6

2019 NIO ES6 Standard 70 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 190.9 in / 4850 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1965 mm
Height: 69.2 in / 1758 mm
Electric motor #1: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 160 kW, 305 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 70 kWh

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 187.4 in / 4761 mm
Width: 74.2 in / 1884 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1623 mm
Curb weight: 5500.53 lb / 2495 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 80 kWh, Voltage: 405 V

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Electric 38.3 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.0 in / 4470 mm
Width: 71.7 in / 1820 mm
Height: 57.1 in / 1450 mm
Curb weight: 3366.46 lb / 1527 kg
Electric motor: 101 kW @ 2850 - 6000 rpm, 295 Nm @ 1000 - 2850 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 38.3 kWh, Voltage: 319.4 V

2019 Peugeot e-208 GT

2019 Peugeot e-208 GT

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 159.6 in / 4055 mm
Height: 56.3 in / 1430 mm
Curb weight: 3306.93 lb / 1500 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh

2020 KIA Soul EV

2020 KIA Soul EV 39 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 165.2 in / 4195 mm
Width: 70.9 in / 1801 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Curb weight: 3511.96 lb / 1593 kg
Electric motor: 100 kW @ 2600 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm @ 240 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 39.2 kWh, Voltage: 327 V

2020 KIA Soul EV

2020 KIA Soul EV 64 kWh

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 165.2 in / 4195 mm
Width: 70.9 in / 1800 mm
Height: 63.0 in / 1600 mm
Curb weight: 3708.18 lb / 1682 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW @ 3800 - 8000 rpm, 395 Nm @ 3600 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 64 kWh, Voltage: 356 V

2019 Audi Q4 e-tron

2019 Audi Q4 e-tron concept

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 180.7 in / 4590 mm
Width: 74.8 in / 1900 mm
Height: 63.4 in / 1610 mm
Electric motor #1: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 75 kW, 150 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 82 kWh

2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.4 in / 4481 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 61.6 in / 1565 mm
Curb weight: 3853.68 lb / 1748 kg
Electric motor: 160 kW @ 4600 - 5800 rpm, 340 Nm @ 800 - 4000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 62 kWh

2019 Nissan Leaf

2019 Nissan Leaf SV Plus

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 176.4 in / 4481 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 61.6 in / 1565 mm
Curb weight: 3811.79 lb / 1729 kg
Electric motor: 160 kW @ 4600 - 5800 rpm, 340 Nm @ 800 - 4000 rpm, Location: Front
Battery: 62 kWh

2019 Tesla Model S

2019 Tesla Model S Standard Range

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4769.04 lb / 2163.2 kg
Electric motor #1: 285 kW @ 6850 rpm, 440 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 194 kW @ 6100 rpm, 330 Nm, Location: Front

2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 3864.7 lb / 1753 kg
Electric motor: 202 kW, Location: Rear
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 350 V