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Toyota to Show Production-Ready Ultra-Compact BEV during 2019 Tokyo Motor Show “FUTURE EXPO”

  • Aiming for recover in Japan in late 2020, as partial of new Toyota business indication focused on a popularization of BEVs
  • Other Toyota BEVs including Walking Area BEV and Toyota i-ROAD will be accessible for exam drives during a 2019 Tokyo Motor Show “OPEN ROAD”

TORONTO, ON – October 17, 2019 – Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) currently announced that it will arrangement a new, production-ready Ultra-compact BEV (battery electric vehicle) during a FUTURE EXPO special muster of a 2019 Tokyo Motor Show forward of a vehicle’s designed blurb launch in Japan in 2020. The next-generation mobility resolution is designed to yield short-distance mobility while tying impact on a environment.

“We wish to emanate a mobility resolution that can support Japan’s ageing multitude and yield leisure of transformation to people during all stages of life,” pronounced Akihiro Yanaka, Head of Development. “With a Ultra-compact BEV, we are unapproachable to offer business a car that not usually allows for larger autonomy, though also requires reduction space, creates reduction sound and boundary environmental impact.” 



The ultra-compact, two-seater BEV is privately designed to accommodate a daily mobility needs of business who make regular, short-distance trips such as a elderly, newly protected drivers, or business-people visiting inner customers. It can be driven a operation of approximately 100 km on a singular charge, strech a limit speed of 60 km/h, and comforts an intensely brief branch radius.

Toyota is also pairing a designed 2020 launch of a Ultra-compact BEV with a new business indication that aims to foster a wider adoption of battery electric vehicles in general. This includes examining each step of a battery’s life, from make by sale, resale or re-use, and recycling to maximize a value. In a nearby term, Toyota will concentration on stretched leasing initiatives designed to recapture used batteries for analysis and re-use as suitable in pre-owned vehicles, as use parts, or even in non-automobile applications. Toyota is also building marginal services for battery electric vehicles such as recharging stations and insurance. 




In addition, Toyota is exploring applications for a compact, short-distance BEVs over sole mobility. For example, a ultra-compact BEV in sole is befitting to accommodate a mobility needs of municipalities operative to emanate safe, unrestricted, and environmentally-friendly travel options in civic or alpine communities. To date, Toyota is already intent with approximately 100 corporate and supervision partners to try new travel models that would embody BEVs such as a Ultra-compact BEV and is in ongoing discussions with others. Current partners list here.

Toyota’s Ultra-compact BEV will be exhibited during a FUTURE EXPO special muster of a 2019 Tokyo Motor Show from Oct 24 to Nov 4 along with a “Ultra-compact BEV Concept Model for Business”, formerly introduced on June 7, 2019. In addition, ticketed Tokyo Motor Show attendees will be means to knowledge a operation of Toyota’s ultra-compact BEV mobility solutions during a 2019 Tokyo Motor Show OPEN ROAD exhibit. The Toyota i-ROAD and 3 opposite Walking Area BEVs will be accessible for exam rides along a 1.5 km prolonged trail joining Aomi and Ariake.











Toyota’s BEVs: Types Main Features

Ultra-compact BEV Concept Model for Business

  • Designed for business applications that embody steady short-distance trips and parking, a Ultra-compact BEV Concept Model for Business serves as a “mobile office” with 3 modes to support traveling, operative and holding breaks regulating a vehicle.

Walking Area BEV Standing Type

  • The Walking Area BEV Standing Type can be used for patrolling, conducting confidence checks or carrying complicated apparatus around vast comforts such as airports or factories.

Walking Area BEV Seated Type

  • The Walking Area BEV Seated Type provides mobility for people who are doing vast amounts of luggage, or who might have problem walking. 

Walking Area BEV Wheelchair-linked Type

  • The Walking Area BEV Wheelchair-linked Type connects to primer wheelchairs by providing motorized energy to them for use during vast comforts and traveller locations.

Toyota i-ROAD

  • The Toyota i-ROAD is a short-distance mobility resolution that combines a distance of a motorcycle with softened fortitude to support last-mile civic travelling or tourism. 

Specifications (based on inner measurements)


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