Toyota breaks out two battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

Toyota has taken the wraps off two battery electric vehicles (BEVs) at the Shanghai Auto Show this week. Due to hit showrooms in 2020, both the C-HR and IZOA are aimed at the Chinese market and will be the first BEVs to launch in China under the Toyota brand.

The debut of the battery electric C-HR and IZOA marks the beginning of Toyota’s plans for fully electric vehicles in China and globally. During the “first half of the 2020s,” Toyota will look to further popularize electrified vehicles, targeting EV sales of 5.5 million units by 2030. By comparison, the company has sold about 13 million Prius hybrids since the model’s launch in 1997.

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