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Sunday, December 26, 2021

Here's the first electric-powered car seriously made and sold by Toyota

~Beyond Zero~ Back to talking about the Toyota cars, due to recently the Japanese automaker launched a new electric car called the Toyota bZ4X complete with its specification datas, variants, and prices. And according to the automaker, the 'bZ' name carried by the car is an abbreviation of Beyond Zero has the meaning of the manufacturer's vision beyond zero to create future vehicles that are very environmentally friendly.
The Toyota bZ4X has the meaning of the manufacturer's vision beyond zero to create vehicles that are very environmentally friendly. (Picture from: Carmudi)
In addition, the Toyota bZ4X is the first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) of Toyota built under the e-Toyota New Global Architecture (e-TNGA) platform which is being seriously developed with its compatriot automaker company Subaru Corporation, where the two companies are trying to create a BEV vehicle with a low center of gravity. Even the ability of this car is also designed to be able to devour off-road terrain which is the hallmark of SUVs.
The Toyota bZ4X's interior presents a slick blend of the latest technology with the make it easy concept for users, which can be seen from the instrument panel display, various button operation features including transmission, to the entertainment device screen. (Picture from: Kompas)
The Toyota bZ4X is also equipped with the latest generation of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) and also the use of the latest body structure. So, what are the specifications of this Toyota bZ4X? On the paper, the Toyota bZ4X has dimensions of 4,690 mm in length, 1,860 mm in width and 1,650 in height which includes the antenna. While, its wheelbase reaches 2,850 mm with a cabin length of 1,940 mm. In addition, the roof is also available with a normal roof (solar roof) or panoramic roof which can be selected according to consumer desires.
The Toyota bZ4X still maintains various mechanical systems and combines them with modern technology so that it gives rise to a modern impression but still unique to Toyota. (Picture from: Carmudi)
According to Autocar, the normal roof cabin height reaches 1,160 mm, while the panoramic version has a cabin height of 1,145 mm. This means that in our opinion the car has dimensions that are quite compact. It is also mentioned that the Toyota bZ4X comes with a choice of front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. As for the legs, the front suspension of the Toyota bZ4X uses coil spring struts in the front while the rear gets double wishbones and ventilated brakes all around.
The Toyota bZ4X is the first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) of Toyota built under the e-Toyota New Global Architecture (e-TNGA) platform which is being seriously developed with its compatriot automaker company Subaru Corporation. (Picture from: Kompas)
Furthermore the car with a capacity of 5 passengers is powered with an AC synchronous electric generator type. So for the front-wheel drive version has a maximum output of 150 kW, while the AWD version reaches 80 kW. Both types of bZ4X drives are powered by a 355 volt Lithium-ion battery. While the total power generated reaches 71.4 kWh. According to Toyota, the battery can be charged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes, and for the car's charging can also be done using solar panels embedded in the roof of the car (if attached).
The Toyota bZ4X is powered by an AC synchronous electric generator type also has a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 71.4 kWh. (Picture from: Kompas)
According to claims issued by Toyota, this electric-powered car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 8.4 seconds for the Front-Wheels Drive (FWD) version and 7.7 seconds for the All-Wheels Drive (AWD) version. Toyota also guarantees that the specifications of the bZ4X battery are very safe thanks to the use of high-resistance coolant which can prevent fires caused by electrical short circuits.
The Toyota bZ4X's chassis is made with a lower center of gravity and a higher level of rigidity, in order to provide a pleasant driving feeling. (Picture from: Carmudi)
This Toyota electric-powered car has a turning radius of 5.7 meters and reportedly weighs 2,195 kg for front-wheel drive and 2,275 kg for the AWD version. Now, with that weight, the front-wheel drive version can cover a distance of up to 500 km, while the AWD version can cover a distance of 460 km.
Not only specification data, the Japanese automotive giant has also released the price of the Toyota bZ4X which will reportedly be sold for the first time in the UK with a price tag starting from £41,950 (around Rp.790 million) to the most expensive variant which is priced at around £51,550 (equivalent to Rp.900 million). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOYOTA | AUTOCAR ]
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