Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the “C+pod” ultra-compact battery electric vehicle, from 25 Dec’20 to corporate users, local governments, and other organizations that are exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs. Toyota plans to further promote the establishment of systems for popularizing BEVs, including the development of the latest business models, and to conduct a full-scale launch including to individual customers by 2022.
The new C+pod is an environmentally-friendly two-seater BEV designed as a mobility option that improves per-person energy efficiency. Additionally, to short-distance daily use, the C+pod is also aimed at corporate users visiting customers on a regular basis, and at users in urban or mountainous communities needing safe, unrestricted, and environmentally-friendly transportation options.
In Japan, it’s focusing initially on the C+pod, Walking Area BEVs, and Toyota i-Road, with quite 200 corporate and native government partners currently involved in exploring new transportation models.