Toyota Motor Corp. on Friday launched the C+pod, a compact electrical automobile that comfortably seats two. In the interim, the corporate plans to promote the autos to corporations and native governments as a method of increasing their use by initiatives equivalent to automotive sharing.
To additional lay the groundwork for the usage of such autos in Japan, Toyota additionally goals to enhance infrastructure by establishing charging services.
With its retail worth starting from ¥1.65 million to ¥1.716 million (S$21,000 to S$22,000), the C+pod measures at 2.49 metres in size, 1.29 metres in width and is 1.55 metres tall.
The automobile runs at a most of 60 kilometres per hour and might journey as much as 150 kilometres on a 5-hour cost. Recharging may be carried out utilizing shops at house or at charging spots in varied areas.
Gross sales are anticipated to enter full swing, together with turning into obtainable for particular person customers, in 2022.
Toyota expects that these autos shall be used for short-distance transportation, equivalent to for car-sharing applications in vacationer areas and for companies that require visiting prospects.