Having introduced hybrid technology across the majority of their model ranges, Toyota & Lexus are further expanding their powertrain choices in 2021 with new plug-in hybrid Rav 4 and fully electric UX 300e.
Stuart Ferma (pictured), general manager fleet at Toyota & Lexus, said at Virtual Fleet and Mobility Live 2020 the two brands will introduce 40 new or updated models across all powertrain technologies by 2025, including 10 zero-emission vehicles.
The second-generation Mirai will also arrive next year, offering a zero-emission alternative to a full EV with the refuelling time of a conventional petrol or diesel.
Toyota Professional will also expand its range in 2021 with the launch of the Proace EV – a vehicle to suit small businesses and medium-to-large fleets.
Ferma added: “It’s been an interesting and challenging year, but our self-charging hybrid vehicles have made sure we’ve remained relevant. With the demand for diesel falling and an increased desirability across EV and hybrid models, our range of 22 alternative fuel vehicles mean we have a vehicle for all users.”
Data acquired from more than 110,000 trips shows that, on average, Toyota & Lexus hybrids spend up to 50% of the journey running in electric mode.
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Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers in conversation with Jon Hunt
Originally shown at Virtual Fleet and Mobility Live 2020.