Toyota reveals big plans for European BEV lineup and battery tech

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2 min readDec 14, 2023
Toyota reveals big plans for European BEV lineup and battery tech

At its annual Kenshiki event in Brussels last week, the company laid out its vision for achieving zero emissions in Europe, including details on its promise to introduce six battery electric vehicles by 2026, along with a three-step plan to roll out new EV battery technologies.
At its annual Kenshiki event in Brussels last week, Toyota laid out its vision and plans for achieving zero emissions in Europe, including details on its promise to introduce six battery electric vehicle (BEV) models by 2026, along with a three-step plan to roll out new EV battery technologies. Kenshiki, which means “insight” in Japanese, is a yearly event produced by Toyota for the media, this year focusing on the battery electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles that the company says will play a significant role in the company’s multi-pathway strategy in the years ahead.

Toyota’s new BEV lineup included two new concept vehicles unveiled in Brussels — the Urban SUV and the Sport Crossover. They join the Compact SUV concept Toyota revealed last year, along with the bZ4X, which is currently on sale in Europe.

“Looking at Europe specifically, the market today is highly diverse,” said Andrea Carlucci, Vice President at Toyota Motor Europe. “But the target is 100% carbon neutrality by 2035 — in just 12 years’ time. This is something we are committed to achieving.”

Globally, Toyota says it is working on a multipath approach to carbon neutrality, which aligns with its commitment to providing a range of powertrains that address specific customer needs, market conditions, and local infrastructure in dif
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