The C-HR will be the first car from the automaker that will not feature an ICE.
With the Prius, Toyota was definitely a pioneer in the Hybrid category. Now they believe it’s time to take it one step further. The new C-HR will be the first all-electric vehicle from the Japanese automaker.
The fact that they are building some kind of electric powertrain since 1997 makes Toyota a significant player on the EV market overnight. 22 years is a long time to learn a lot about batteries, electric power trains, recharging, and consumer behavior.
In an interview to Forbes, a Toyota’s executive said: “We might not have an EV in our lineup at this moment, but we have the necessary technology to release one almost immediately when the time is right.” He also said that they will be monitoring the market reaction to electric vehicles while they electrify their cars. The goal is to have 100% of their lineup electric by 2025. That count to Lexus too.
The company has yet to share some of the specs of the new C-HR, like range price or availability. But we can hide excitement to know that the most significant Japanese car manufacturer is joining the game.