Toyota’s all-electric autos are coming to America—in 2021, the corporate confirmed in an announcement Wednesday. 

That features an arrival for 2 battery-electric autos, based on Toyota North America, and an extra plug-in hybrid mannequin. By 2025, Toyota’s purpose is to have 40% of recent U.S. car gross sales be electrified fashions (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and EVs), and by 2030 it expects that to extend to almost 70%.

Though the corporate didn’t but say what these new EV and PHEV fashions are, one in every of them is nearly actually the battery electric SUV that Toyota confirmed for Europe in December. It’s anticipated to be a part of a joint-venture with Subaru, which may also lead to a Subaru electric crossover set to reach later this yr. 

Toyota-Subaru electric vehicle platform

Toyota-Subaru electrical car platform

Toyota additionally confirmed that it’s growing a devoted EV platform, known as e-TNGA, that can provide plenty of flexibility for a number of drive configurations. 

It revealed a sequence of EV designs in 2019—doubtless together with each of the fashions to be launched this yr. Though up till now the automaker hasn’t dedicated to a timeline for U.S. introduction.

Toyota future electric vehicle designs - 2019

Toyota future electrical car designs – 2019

In keeping with the automaker, its analysis has proven that battery-electric fashions and plug-in hybrid fashions provide comparable environmental advantages. 

By greenhouse fuel emissions, a “presently obtainable” BEV mannequin and HEV are about the identical, when contemplating electrical energy manufacturing for the typical U.S. power grid, Toyota claims. 

That runs counter to what the Union of Concerned Scientists has calculated—that there’s virtually nowhere within the U.S. by which the typical EV doesn’t produce fewer global-warming emissions. Electrical autos even have the benefit of changing into cleaner every year because the grid combine transitions to extra renewable power. 

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime SE

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime SE

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda reportedly stated in December {that a} sturdy push for electrical autos could increase carbon emissions in Japan. There, too, it will depend on the native energy combine.

Because it defined in an accompanying launch: “By having a diversified product portfolio with a number of types of car electrification, Toyota can let customers select the mannequin that most accurately fits their utilization wants and value profile whereas maximizing the entire contribution to GHG discount.”