The new Toyota bZ4X electric SUV.

The new bZ4X is not an adaptation of an existing model, but has been designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.


An editor at eMobilCar

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Following the debut of the electric SUV, the Japanese manufacturer has released details of the new electric vehicle. When developing the BEV SUV, Toyota collaborated with its partner Subaru, who shared his extensive experience in the field of all-wheel drive.

The car will be produced with front and all-wheel drive. In the front-wheel drive version, the electric drive mounted on the front axle produces 150 kW (204 hp) and a maximum torque of 265 Nm. In an all-wheel drive vehicle, the traction of the 80 kW units on both axles gives a total system output of 160 kW (218 hp) with a maximum torque of 336 Nm. The bZ4X should also show good off-road performance, even on slippery surfaces such as snow and mud.

The lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 71.4 kWh. It consists of 96 water-cooled cells. The condition of the battery is monitored individually so that any deviation or loss of performance is immediately noticeable. For long-term energy storage, Toyota offers a ten-year or one-million-kilometer warranty with a residual capacity of at least 70 percent of original cost. Requirement: Carry out maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and successfully complete an EV battery test as part of the maintenance.

The WLTP range will be 513 km for front-wheel drive and 415 km for all-wheel drive. Using fast charging up to 150 kW, the battery can be charged up to 80% in about 30 minutes at normal air temperature. The car will be sold with a 6.6 kW on-board charger, but by the end of 2022, the car will receive an output of 11 kW, which will allow even faster charging.

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