Toyota Set to Launch Two-seater Ultracompact EV in 2021

Toyota has been forthcoming to show different concepts on peculiar EV over the year. Even though all those concepts don’t clear their way to production, while some of them might. Given that, the Japanese automaker is up for introducing their two-seater EV concept in 2021.

Toyota Motor will introduce a two-seater compact electric vehicle next year, with an initial sales target of around 100 vehicles for business clients and local governments, Nikkei Asia reports. With the given fact that Japan is focusing on phasing out petrol-powered vehicles this decade, we could encounter several other such concepts in upcoming years, not only from Toyota but from other Japanese carmakers as well.

The picture above is an ultra-compact BEV that was on display during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, which we expect to have a resemblance with the new EV concept from Toyota. Toyota’s new EV concept is said to be designed to cater to a wide range of drivers and for convenient driving in mountainous areas and cities.

The new EV from the brand is reported to have a lithium-ion battery from Prime Planet Energy & Solutions, a joint venture between Toyota and industry giant Panasonic. It is pretty iconic, as, with the said battery, the new EV will have a maximum range of 100km with a single full charge. Regarding the cost of this new EV, it is expected to be around 1.6 million to 1.7 million yen ($15,500 to $16,400), excluding subsidies.

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