Today you can get an electric vehicle that offers up around 300 miles range and sadly the Toyota Prius isn’t able to keep up with vehicles such as these. This may soon mean that we will be waving goodbye to the Prius.
However, Toyota has set up a company that will allow them to focus on electric vehicles of the future. They have always been ahead in fuel cell technology along with hybrid vehicles but last week they announced that by 2020 there would be a Toyota EV.
The in-house company is taking staff from each of the four Toyota companies and they will work on management structures and be able to focus and work faster to bring out a Toyota EV. At this time it is thought that we will be saying goodbye to the Toyota Prius.
The development and research team at Toyota are going to design an electric vehicle that will be able to compete with other electric vehicles offering a 300 kilometre range. We are expecting Toyota to launch the EV in Japan by 2020. At the same time it isn’t expected that they will give up on fuel cell vehicles, they said that the Mirai will be the ultimate eco-car. However, Toyota needs to come up with a vehicle that is able to take over from the Toyota Prius and it should be pure electric.
But the question is will it be the end for the Toyota Prius when the all-electric vehicles of Toyota come out?