Toyota has confirmed its plan about launching a wide range of fully electric and hybrid models of vehicles soon. The Japanese carmaker has yet not revealed the model lines which will receive these technologies. The company also said that in the near future it will bring electrification to its pickup truck lineup. There are reports that third-generation full-size Tundra will be one of those vehicles. Tundra is expected to debut later this year. In an official press release, Toyota said that the electrification of vehicles will be expanded to around 70 models globally by 2025. Among these will be 15 dedicated BEVs.
This will also include seven with the Beyond Zero moniker. It’s a new alphanumeric model introduced by the company on the BZ4X electric SUV concept. A glimpse of it was seen recently during the Auto Shanghai 2021 expo in China. Whether new hybridized trucks all-electric vehicles will become under this series is something not known at the moment. Toyota has been for long pitching for all-electric and hybrid vehicle technology. Apart from this, it is also the runaway leader in the field of global electrified vehicle sales. Despite all this, Toyota has been a little reluctant to offer a full BEV to compete with the likes of Nissan, Tesla, and Chevrolet.
In order to create a niche, Toyota tried to focus on hydrogen fuel cell models and even developed small volume offerings at some selected global markets. But looking at the growing tide of electrified next-generation vehicles, Toyota is now shifting focus on electric vehicles. Tundra is among the first few to get an all-electric setup. The vehicle has been on sale since 2007. However, it lagged when compared to other models of domestic carmakers. The company seriously looking to draw the attention of customers with a new electric or hybrid model.