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.