C-HR and IZOA electric vehicles unveiled

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Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles on the opening day of Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first BEVs to launch in China under the Toyota brand. Sales on the new models are scheduled to start from 2020.

Toyota also revealed details of a variety of electrified vehicles, including the hybrid electric variants for the RAV4 and the Alphard/Vellfire, as well as the Corolla and Levin PHEV series that were launched in March 2019. Toyota also showed the Rhombus, a battery electric vehicle concept car developed by TMEC, Toyota’s base for R&D in China.

Commenting on fuel cell electric vehicles, Toyota executive vice president Moritaka Yoshida stated, “Since 2017 Toyota has been conducting demonstration tests with the Mirai in China. We are considering the local introduction of other fuel cell vehicles such as the FC Coaster.”

Toyota plans to roll out more than 10 BEV models globally during the first half of the 2020s, and has set a sales target of more than 5.5 million electrified vehicles globally by 2030.

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Matt joined UKi Media & Events in 2014 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he began editing Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International in 2016, and took over as editor of Tire Technology International in 2018.

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