Toyota announced its first battery-electric car in April and has now revealed the production version of the bZ4X SUV, the company’s first purpose-built EV. The bZ4X sport utility vehicle (SUV) is the first of seven BEVs-bZ (beyond Zero) sub-brand in a series of EVs that Toyota plans to promote globally in order to capture the zero-emissions market. The first of seven fully electric vehicles will be debuting by 2025. For more about Toyota electric car bZ4X, read the whole article.
The bZ4X is a utility vehicle with a RAV4 size that utilizes the new e-TNGA BEV platform developed in partnership with Subaru. The company did not reveal pricing specifics and anything about bZ4X but shared SUV details.
Toyota electric car bZ4X specifications
Looking at the Toyota bZ4X SUV’s technical aspects, it is fitted with a lithium-ion high-density battery with a capacity of 71.4 kWh and is water-cooled. It is powered by a 150 kW (204 PS/201 horsepower) front-mounted electric motor with a torque output of 265 Nm (195 lb-ft). This allows the base bZ4X FWD model to be accelerated in 8.4 seconds from zero to 100 km/h with a top speed of 160 km/hr (99 mph), according to Toyota.
An all-wheel-drive model with two 80 kW electric motors (one on each axle) is also available from the manufacturer, generating a combined 160 kW (217.5 PS/214.5 horsepower) 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 rooftop solar panel is also provided so that in the absence of a charging station or in catastrophic situations you can charge the battery, Toyota stated.