Maybe Toyota and Subaru will be developing electric SUVs together?

Toyota may not have been the first one to think about full-electric cars - despite the recent announcement of an electric CH-R for China.

Maybe Toyota and Subaru will be developing electric SUVs together?
Maybe Toyota and Subaru will be developing electric SUVs together?


Today, however, Toyota warns that they are joining Subaru to develop a dedicated electric vehicle platform and that the first car produced on this platform will be a C segment SUV to be sold under each company's own brand name.

Before 2025

A C-segment SUV means that it will be comparable in size to, for example, Tesla's upcoming Model Y.

However, the car is currently well away from getting on the road.

- What we know so far is that launch is planned in the first half of the 2020s, ie, before 2025. More specific information will be available later, says Toyota Norway's information manager Espen Olsen to Tek.no.

Each one's strengths
The idea behind the collaboration is mainly that Subaru will contribute with its four-wheel drive technology, while Toyota will help its experience in electrifying cars.

- The platform will be developed in a way that makes it possible to use for several different types of vehicles, including sedan and SUV in the C and D segments, and to facilitate efficient development of new models, Toyota writes in a press release.

Subaru also warns that they will transfer their existing development resources on electric cars to the Toyota project. The companies first entered into cooperation in 2005.

Toyota has previously announced that it is aiming to have more than ten full-electric car models on the roads in the early 2020s and that the goal is to sell one million zero-emission cars annually by 2030.
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