A new generation of electric vehicles is set to enter the market in 2021, with Toyota and General Motors unveiling their first products.
Toyota and Ford said the vehicles, the Tundra and the Tiptronic, will be powered by the same batteries, which will help them deliver a higher energy density, lower fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions than conventional vehicles.
“The goal of the TÜTUS (Tundra, Tiptronics and Toyota) is to provide a more powerful, cleaner and more efficient vehicle than the current Toyota and GM models,” Toyota President and CEO Takayuki Iwai said in a press release.
“The new TØTUS cars will be the most powerful, cleanest and efficient vehicles available today, with the best powertrain in the industry.”
The cars will have a range of about 210 miles on a single charge and a range from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds.
Toyo has been working on its own electric vehicles for years, but with the advent of battery-powered EVs, Toyota’s efforts were hit by problems, particularly with the batteries.
The problem with battery-driven vehicles is that they require a lot of energy to drive and recharge, and because of that, they are very expensive to produce and to maintain.
Toyota is aiming to solve the problem with the TETUS by using a lithium-ion battery pack that is more energy efficient, and it also plans to use a liquid electrolyte battery to provide the vehicle’s power, Iwai added.
The liquid electrolytic battery pack, in conjunction with the lithium-sulfur battery, would provide the electric vehicle’s electricity supply, he said.
Toyotas first vehicle, the Juke, is powered by a liquid-air battery, and that was already used in the new TETus, Iway said.
It is a small, lightweight vehicle that can go 100 miles on the charge and can go up to 150 miles on its first full charge.
The company is also making its electric vehicle, called the TPT-100, smaller and lighter, but will use a hybrid battery pack.
It has a range for about 140 miles on battery charge and is expected to have a maximum range of 130 miles on full charge, Iwata said.
“It will have the same capacity as our current vehicle,” he added.
The first TPTs will be launched in 2021 in the United States, and Toyota expects them to be in service in the world by the end of 2021.
Toyota is also launching a new model of electric vehicle called the Prius, and is also planning to introduce an electric car called the Yaris, which is designed for longer trips.