The Toyota Prius cannot match the 300 mile range that electric cars of today offer and Toyota has said that they will launch an electric vehicle that will be able to compete, by 2020. So when the new EV arrives does this mean that the days for the Prius are going to be numbered?
Toyota set up an in-house company so that staff can research and focus on development of a new electric vehicle. The carmaker has been focusing on fuel cell technology and hybrids up to now but they are coming up with an EV that should be able to offer in the region of 300 miles. This doesn’t mean that they will give up with eco-cars, bear in mind that the Toyota Mirai is one of the ultimate eco-cars.
Toyota revealed that they plan on launching an EV by 2020 in Japan and when they do this there may not be room for the Toyota Prius any longer and we could be saying goodbye to it.
But do you think that it will be the end of the Toyota Prius when the carmaker launches a new EV in 2020?