Toyota bZ3, Tesla Model 3's rival electric sedan debut? in China


Toyota plans to launch several new electric models over the next few years as part of its electrification strategy announced last year. Plan to bring battery-powered cars to the market for all segments. Among the novelties; that will arrive in the future there the sedan Toyota bZ3 which aims to compete with models of the caliber of the Tesla Model 3 .


This model will be; always based on the new E-TNGA platform developed specifically for electric cars and already; used, for example, for the electric SUV bZ4X. According to an Autocar report, the Japanese manufacturer's future electric sedan will debut. initially on the Chinese market. The reason for this choice is to be found in the fact that sedans are still popular in China, while in markets such as the American and European ones, SUVs are the most popular models; wanted.

If sales go well & egrave; It is also possible that the bZ3 can also arrive in Europe where, however, several electric sedans of Chinese brands are debuting on the market such as the NIO ET5 and XPENG P5 . According to the specifications published on the website of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Toyota bZ3 will be able to count on powers between 180 and 241 HP and will have; a weight between 1,710 and 1,840 kg. The speed maximum will reach & agrave; 160 km/h. No data, however, regarding autonomy. As for the measures, the sedan will be & agrave; 4,725 mm long , 1,835 mm wide and 1,475 mm high.

On the technical front it seems that this Japanese model can use the Blade batteries developed by BYD . In fact, Toyota, in the past, had created a joint venture with the Chinese company for the research and development of batteries for electric cars to be launched on the Chinese market.

Toyota's electric sedan an interesting car appears on paper. All that remains is to be patient and wait for the arrival of further news; on the development of this model. The market launch could take place between 2023 and 2024. So, there is; all the time to find out more. In the meantime, details on the Italian launch of the bZ4X electric SUV are still awaited.

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