Toyota might have been one of the first automakers to embrace gas-electric hybrids, but its efforts in developing battery-electric vehicles have been lagging. The company hopes to address that over the next few years in big ways.
Toyota today outlined its electric-vehicle plans for between 2020 and 2030. In short, the future will rely heavily on electrification, something just about every automaker has brought up in the last year or two. Thankfully, Toyota’s offering more than just vague hints about its future.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the announcement is the claim that Toyota will introduce “more than 10” battery-electric vehicles worldwide by the early 2020s. The onslaught will start in China before eventually working its way to Japan, Europe, the US and India. It’s unclear what kind of vehicles they will be, whether standalone models or BEV variants of current models, but it’s safe to assume there will be some crossovers in there.