If recent reports can be believed the next generation Toyota Prius may be set to take on the Chevrolet Bolt.
The report suggested that Toyota is thinking about long range electric vehicles and they have set the date at 2020. The strategy of the car maker has been focused on short range hybrid vehicles along with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles such as the Mirai.
It seems that Toyota wants to start the production quickly and they are thinking about an electric SUV that is able to offer up a range of 200 miles. The Toyota Prius is of course the best-selling hybrid vehicle so surely Toyota wouldn’t exclude it from their plans for going all-electric. It would be great to see the Prius going up against the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf by as early as 2020.
The first gen Toyota Prius hybrid arrived on the market 20 years ago and since then it has gone from strength to strength. An all-electric version would make a lot of sense. At the moment Toyota hasn’t given any official comments so we will have to wait to find out what they are going to offer.