Toyota To Introduce Volume-Selling Electric Vehicle By 2020

Toyota is demanding a range between battery re-charges of at least 300kms but is determined to keep costs low and also provide vehicles which meet its ‘Fun To Drive’ mantra.While exact vehicle details have not been revealed, the reports claim the current platform for the Prius and Corolla hybrids could be stretched for use in a Toyota all-electric compact SUV. Commercial viability underwrites everything Toyota does and it seems certain the Japanese giant may, to a degree, have been pushed into a corner on EVs with toughening legislative requirements favouring zero emissions vehicles in major markets like the U.S. state of California (where annual new car sales exceed all of Australia) and also China which provides generous government-funded subsidies for the purchase of EVs.