Toyota's first electric pickup unveiled (photo)
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The electric pickup truck is based on the two-door Toyota Hilux. The novelty was presented personally by Akio Toyoda, the head of the Japanese concern.
Toyota's lineup may soon see an electric pickup truck. The first prototype of the Toyota Hilux Revo BEV was presented in Thailand at an event dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the local representation of the brand. This is reported on the official Toyota website.
The pickup was presented by Akio Toyoda himself, the head of the Japanese concern. He did not reveal details or specifications of the novelty, but said that Toyota's electric car is being developed by engineers from Japan and Thailand. At the moment, Toyota electric cars use motors with a capacity of up to 245 hp. With. and batteries up to 71 kWh.
The model was based on the familiar Toyota Hilux pickup truck, and in a more affordable two-door version with an extended body – such models are mainly bought for business. The electric car differs from the standard diesel version in the design of the front end with a plug instead of a radiator grille and a more streamlined bumper. In addition, a charging connector appeared on the left fender.
In his speech, Akio Toyoda stated that electrification is not the only way to reduce harmful emissions. Apparently he was hinting at another new version of the Toyota Hilux, a hydrogen fuel cell pickup currently being developed in the UK.