Toyota's 29,800 cute ones are on the market (a cute car from Toyota).
Today, driven by policies, new energy vehicles are becoming more and more popular. At present, the energy forms of new energy vehicles are mainly hybrid and pure electricity, and the application of hydrogen energy, which has been "blown" on the Internet, seems to be in the foreseeable future.
Recently, Akio Toyoda, as the helm of Toyota, made a radical statement about pure electric vehicles at the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. "Excessive development of pure electric vehicles, whether it is carbon emissions caused by manufacturing electricity or the cost of transition to electric vehicles, is ignored."
Akio Toyoda also pointed out: "If all cars in Japan use electricity, then the shortage of power system in Japan will affect the life and national economy of Japan." At present, the main sources of electricity in Japan are garbage combustion, nuclear energy and wind energy. In China, coal-fired thermal power generation and hydropower generation are the main methods.
Japan will also plan to achieve the goal of banning burning in 2035. Just as Akio Toyoda's radical remarks stirred up a thousand waves in the field of new energy vehicles, when it failed to calm down for a long time, Toyota recently released a pure electric mini-car C+pod in Japan, with a starting price of 1.65 million yen, and slapped the boss in the face, which was particularly loud.
Then, why does Akio Toyoda "duplicity" excessively attack pure electric vehicles, while he is developing pure electric vehicles "behind"? Why should Toyota do this in this "one set before others, one set after others"? Of course, Toyota won't give up the market share of pure trams, which is true.
This pure electric mini-car C+pod Toyota locates it as a means of commuting in the city, mainly used for convenient travel in the city. The pure electric mini-car C+pod has released two models, X-class and XG-class, with the price range of 1.65-1.716 million yen.
The Toyota C+pod model is almost the same as the "Old Man Le" we saw in China. The design is fashionable and cute, and the two-color body design looks very cute and smart.
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Toyota C+pod is designed for two seats, and has a large trunk for people to use. The dimensions of the car are 2490/1290/1550mm in length, width and height, respectively, and the wheelbase is 1780 mm. From the visual effect, it looks very compact, but the width of the car is narrow, which is not suitable for running at high speed and is prone to rollover.
The interior is relatively simple and simple. There is a small screen on the center console to display the speed and other information, while there are some air conditioning control buttons at the bottom of the screen, which is very simple. On the whole, the interior layout of Toyota C+pod is compact, so as to create a "comfortable" ride in a compact car.
In addition to its compact size, Toyota C+pod is convenient to drive in the rolling traffic in the city, and its vehicle dynamic parameters are also its highlights. Toyota C+pod is equipped with a motor with a maximum power of 9.2kW, which can output a maximum torque of 56N·m, and the designed vehicle has a top speed of 60 km/h.
Toyota C+pod can meet the daily transportation in the city, and commuting to and from work is basically no problem. If you happen to encounter an emergency, the vehicle design reason with Toyota C+pod is that you are not allowed to go on urban expressways and expressways, and you can only drive on urban roads, which is a bit "chicken ribs".
The battery capacity of Toyota C+pod is 9.06kWh. Under the WLTC test standard, the maximum cruising range reaches 150km. It can be fully charged in 5 hours by using the Japanese household 200V/16A charging socket, which basically does not support the so-called fast charging, which is a bit crazy.
From the starting point of Toyota C+pod vehicle design, Toyota C+pod is positioned as a commuter vehicle in the city, with a battery life of 150km, which can basically meet the needs of suburban to urban center and inter-city use. In terms of commuting between Guangzhou and Shenzhen, 150km can basically meet their needs, but they can't get on the expressway, which makes people a little unbearable.
Seeing this, many people will think of the Wuling Hongguang MINIEV released and listed by Wuling some time ago, which is quite similar. Similarly, the positioning of the two is highly similar, and they are mainly for commuting in the city. Speaking of the difference between the two, the price difference is particularly large.
The starting price of Wuling Hongguang MINIEV in China is 28,800 yuan, while the starting price of Toyota C+pod is 104,300 yuan, which is a bit outrageous. Perhaps the "Old Man Le" with Toyota logo is particularly expensive.
In hardware comparison, Wuling Hongguang MINIEV uses a motor with a power of 20kW, and the battery capacity is much larger than that of Toyota C+pod, reaching 13.9kWh and the battery life is as high as 170km. In hardware comparison, Wuling Hongguang MINIEV is indeed more cost-effective.
Wuling Hongguang MINIEV sold a total of 28,246 vehicles in November, far exceeding Toyota Lei Ling's sales of 22,597 vehicles in December, and maintained a certain speed of rapid growth.
Therefore, it reflects the huge market opportunities. For consumers living in big cities in China, many consumers will choose new energy vehicles with cheaper prices and not bad cruising range as transportation commuting tools due to the problem of vehicle license plates and daily commuting between cities and the same city.
It can be said that the development of pure trams has exceeded Toyota's expectation. For a long time, Toyota has not been optimistic about the practicality of pure electric vehicles, and then developed safer, more practical and cleaner hybrid and hydrogen energy, which really lags far behind other car companies in terms of pure electricity and solid-state batteries.
Toyota iQ pure electricity released by Toyota in 2014
But this is not the case. The rapid development of Tesla has threatened Toyota's position to some extent. Since Tesla became the world's most valuable car company, it has deeply hurt Toyota. This is not the first time that Toyota has publicly criticized the drawbacks of pure trams and the problem of carbon emissions.
Therefore, we have jointly developed a brand-new solid-state battery from Toyota and BYD. At the same time, according to overseas media, Toyota itself is also developing a brand-new solid-state battery.
As far as Toyota is concerned, hybrid technology and hydrogen energy are very practical and mature technologies, and Toyota is in an absolute leading position in hydrogen energy in the world. However, because the use cost of pure electric solid-state battery cars is lower than that of hydrogen energy, and they also have more commercial potential in technology, pure trams have been vigorously promoted.
When it comes to hydrogen energy, Toyota Mirai has already developed to the second generation in North America and Japan, and all technologies and safe storage of hydrogen have reached a point of almost commercial use. However, the application of hydrogen energy vehicles is mainly restricted by vehicle safety and hydrogen production cost.
Toyota, which is in full bloom in the field of new energy, is lagging behind other car companies only in pure electric solid-state batteries. At present, 90% of new energy vehicles on the market are solid-state battery vehicles. Won't Toyota be jealous of the rapidly expanding new energy vehicle market?
Obviously, the reason why Toyota attacked pure trams and released brand-new electric vehicles in public is that "one set is in front of people and one set is behind people". It can be explained that Toyota is using its strong brand influence to win favorable time and market for its own hydrogen energy vehicles and pure electric solid-state battery vehicles.
The release of Toyota pure electric mini-car C+pod shows that Toyota has launched an "offensive" against solid-state battery cars, and is not willing to lag behind other car companies. As a proud Toyota, it is necessary to "people have me, I have you, you may not have it". Then we will wait and see how this Toyota can do anything in the field of pure electricity.
However, what is certain is that Toyota will have a surprise in the pure electric solid-state battery car, just because he is Toyota!