Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki), Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) will unveil a prototype of a light commercial van electric vehicle (BEV) equipped with a jointly developed BEV system.
Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki), Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) will unveil a prototype of a light commercial van electric vehicle (BEV) equipped with a jointly developed BEV system. The unveiling will take place from Thursday, May 18th to Sunday, May 21st at an exhibition showcasing the automotive industry’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality (CN). The exhibition event is co-sponsored by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) with the G7. Hiroshima summit.
The three companies jointly developed a BEV system suitable for light commercial vehicles by combining Suzuki and Daihatsu’s compact car manufacturing know-how with Toyota’s electrification technology. It will be produced by Daihatsu Motor, and Suzuki, Daihatsu Motor, and Toyota Motor will each launch it in 2023. Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Co., Ltd. (CJPT) will also participate in the planning, realizing the optimal specifications for efficient last-mile logistics. The cruising range per charge is expected to be approximately 200km, and development is proceeding with the aim of developing a vehicle that can fully meet the needs of customers in the delivery industry.
Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Toyota will continue to promote initiatives to realize CN through the provision of sustainable means of transportation.
Daihatsu (exhibition model)
https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/suzuki-daihatsu-and-toyota-to-unveil-mini-commercial-van-electric-vehicles/ Suzuki, Daihatsu and Toyota unveil light commercial electric vans