Toyota announces plans for 70 electrified vehicles by 2025, unveils bZ4X EV concept with yoke steering wheel

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Toyota has unveiled the bZ4X concept electric vehicle (EV), while at the same time announcing plans to add 70 electrified vehicles to their lineup by 2025.

According to a press release by the Japanese automaker, the future lineup will include 15 dedicated battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Seven of them will carry to the BZ (Beyond Zero) brand, the company’s new model-naming system introduced on the bZ4X concept EV.

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The electric SUV was jointly developed with Subaru and is built on Toyota’s e-TNGA platform. Based on images released by Toyota, it appears to be a crossover SUV similar in size to the popular RAV-4 but with a longer wheelbase.

toyota-electric-crossover-teaser_100773037_hNo specs like range or performance of the bZ4X EV were revealed. Toyota hopes to begin production of a model based on the concept in Japan and China later this year, and begin worldwide sales by mid-2022.

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