1 In 997 the first Toyota Prius came onto the market. Since then, the Japanese car manufacturer has been a pioneer of this technology and relies almost entirely on the electrical support of an internal combustion engine in its model range. The nobler subsidiary brand Lexus also offers most of its models as hybrids, in Europe series such as the Lexus ES are only available with the power of two hearts.
For a long time it seemed as if Toyota were on the move electromobility does not want to jump up. It was probably only developed discreetly in a quiet little room, because now the Japanese are literally overturning with announcements and new products. The electric car offensive is in full swing, while fuel cell technology is also being expanded with the new Mirai and buses.
Electric car offensive
In China, Toyota already has an electric version of the compact SUV C-HR presented, which is built in two slightly varying versions by local joint venture partners. As early as 2020, the company plans to announce a breakthrough in solid-state batteries at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and introduce new electric cars.
Lexus is also getting fully electric models. The Chinese market is the first. In the run-up to the For Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (November 22 - December 1, 2019), the premium brand has announced the premiere of a new series model with electric drive.
The first teaser reveals nothing more than the new ' Electric “lettering. It is quite possible that the new model is a variant of the compact SUV Lexus UX. It is based on the same platform as the recently electrified Toyota C-HR.