Toyota's new electric car will become a “green” alternative to the Camry (photo)
Toyota bZ5 is the first electric sedan in the history of the Japanese brand. The D-class model will be able to drive about 700 km without recharging.
The first patent images of the Toyota bZ5 have been published. The electric sedan should be presented this year. This is reported by the Carscoops website.
The new Toyota bZ5 is the production version of the bZ SDN concept car shown last December. The serial electric car practically does not differ from the prototype in appearance – it has a sloping roof, a curved window line and thin headlights connected by a diode strip.
The electric car Toyota bZ5 reaches 4725 mm in length with a wheelbase of 2880 mm. That is, the D-class sedan is comparable in size to the Tesla Model 3 and only slightly more compact than the petrol Toyota Camry. Most likely, the Toyota bZ4X electric crossover will share the platform with it.
Now the Toyota bZ5 is being tested in China – the sedan was seen there in camouflage. It is in this country that they plan to launch the release of the model, although they will most likely sell it outside of it.
Chinese concern will act as a partner of Toyota BYD Auto. Most likely, the electric car will receive a battery from the BYD Seal electric car. Recall that this sedan in the top version is able to travel up to 700 km without recharging. In addition, the use of Chinese components will reduce the cost of the car design.