- Toyota launches an athletic-looking electric sports car
- Sports EV concept to sprint from zero to 60 mph in two seconds
- Sports EV concept might have a rectangular steering wheel and a removable roof
Electric cars have become a sustainable replacement for the population around the world. Fuelling this buzz, Toyota has unveiled the Sports EV Concept—though this is not the official name for the compact supercar.
Sports EV Concept has mid-engine proportions, it equips short front and rear overhangs and huge front & side air intakes to cool batteries, motors, and brakes. The EV concept has C-shaped headlights on the nose section and is also speculated to have a removable roof.
Toyota Sports EV Concept looks and feature
Toyota has not confirmed any specifications for the Sports EV Concept. However, the EV Concept is speculated to sprint from zero to 60 mph in two seconds and have a range of 435 miles. The futuristic electric car might use a tuned version of the just-revealed Toyota’s first-ever EV-bZ4X electric SUV. This car inhibits an all-wheel-drive system with two 107-hp motors powered by a 71.4kWh battery. Similar to bZ4X which boasts steering-by-wire technology, the Sports EV Concept is rumored to feature a rectangular-shaped steering wheel.
EV Concept over the years
Toyota has been a key player in the sports car niche. Being one of the most active players in the sports car scene, Toyota partnered with Subaru in 2012 to create the 86/Subaru BRZ and then unveiled a second-generation GR86 model this year. Later in 2019, it teamed with BMW to launch the Supra/ BMW Z4. In 2020 Toyota launched the multi-award winner 4WD GR Yaris based on the firm’s World Rally Championship car.
Akio Toyoda, the CEO of Toyota confirmed that the company will be launching around 30 new Toyota and Lexus battery-electric models by 2030. This accounts for an astounding 3.5 million EVs a year globally by 2030.
Electric cars are the future and several players—renowned or new— have entered the EV market and strongly working on bringing the futuristic cars from concept to production. Among the several speculated EV sports car, Toyota’s word to bring more than 30 new EVs by 2030 seems promising. At this rate, we can accept Sports EV Concept to be in the showrooms by 2024.