2023 Toyota bZ4X Preview

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Bill:
    I have been searching for almost 2 years and especially the last 9-months, MSRP + Ridiculous. The worst I have seen is a $50k markup over MSRP in NY.
    The mid trimmed BEVs at $50K plus are off my buy list as well. Sure they come down with the Fed TC for the Hyundai/KIA/VW/Toyota <-- Whoops, I should not have typed that last one ;) -- contingent and many state incentives depending on our residency but $40k compact CUVs are not going to end up in my drive at those prices. Tesla is just marking up to add profit since they cannot supply everyone at the $7,500 to $10k lower prices. I do not blame them, but their models will never reach my drive given the price and overall quality.

    All said, the RAV4 Prime in XLE trim for $40k retail and $30k after all the deals still stands as the best "Deal" but nobody can pick one up for that today, so the entire PHEV/BEV marketplace is just an absolute mess for those that "have" to purchase today.

    2023 Toyota bZ4X

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    Wayne
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Toyota, EVgo, and ChargePoint Corroborate on Home and Public Charging

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    ChargePoint

    With the all-new 2023 Toyota bZ4X BEV set to reach showrooms in less than a month, Toyota stated it will work with ChargePoint to offer customers home and public EV charging solutions.

    For home charging, bZ4X owners will have the option to purchase a ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger from participating Toyota dealerships or directly from ChargePoint online. ChargePoint Home Flex is ENERGY STAR certified and Wi-Fi enabled, can be installed indoors or out, comes with a 23-foot charging cable to support different parking configurations and can charge electric vehicles up to nine times faster than a standard outlet. Translated for the bZ4X, the home charger can charge up to 25 miles of range per hour and fully charge the battery when plugged in overnight.

    To install the ChargePoint Home Flex, Qmerit has been selected to help guide bZ4X customers through the process of locating a certified EV charger installer, offering an initial free quote and additional services to support them all the way through to installation completion.

    ChargePoint also offers their public network including thousands of Level 2 and few low power Level 3 DCFCers across North America. The ChargePoint App reveals where these chargers are, most top out at 50KW which will take hours to charge the approximate 65 KWh useable pack from flat to full.

    EVGo

    The all-new 2023 Toyota bZ4X BEV will find Toyota working with EVgo to provide owners with on-the-go access to a few more DCFC stations nationwide.

    Customers who purchase or lease a new 2023 Toyota bZ4X will get one year of unlimited complimentary charging at all EVgo-owned and operated public charging stations nationwide. Customers will be able to use the Toyota App on their mobile device to sign up for this offer, locate EVgo stations and initiate complimentary charging for their new bZ4X.

    With more than 800 DCFC locations and thousands of Level 2 charging stations, EVgo’s charging network serves over 68 metropolitan areas across 35 states. The EVgo network is powered by 100% renewable energy.

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    US Electrify America 350 KW DCFC stations

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    Wayne
     
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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    A few points I can add from the launch presentation that are not embargo related.

    Regarding electrified vehicles, 41% of all Toyota and Lexus' currently sold in the U.S. are HEVs and PHEVs with the bZ4X BEV adding to that tally beginning next month.

    At the current sales pace of the Prime PHEVs and upcoming bZ4x in the U.S., Toyota expects purchasers will experience the Federal Tax Credit sunset beginning in the Q3 of 2022.

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    In early December, Toyota announced that it would establish a new company, Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC), to build an automotive battery plant together with Toyota Tsusho at its Greensboro-Randolph Megasite. Aiming to start production in 2025, the project includes an investment of approximately $1.29 billion until 2031, which includes funds that will be used to develop land and build facilities, resulting in the creation of 1,750 new American jobs.

    TBMNC will have four production lines, each capable of delivering enough Li-Ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles—with the intention to expand to at least six production lines for a combined total of up to 1.2 million vehicles per year.

    This production venture will focus on producing batteries for HEVs.

    2023 Toyota bZ4X Limited

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    Overlooking the Pacific at sunset.​

    Just over 5-months ago, Toyota announced that it was investing approximately $3.4 billion in automotive battery production in the United States through 2030. Specifically, the investment is for developing and localizing automotive battery production, including those for BEVs, and is part of the global total of approx. $13.5 billion set aside for investment in Toyota battery development and production.

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    Quick facts about Toyota’s electrification efforts:
    • Cumulatively, Toyota has sold more than 18.7 million electrified vehicles, including over 4.5 million in the U.S.
    • While electrified vehicles already account for nearly 25 percent of Toyota’s U.S. sales volume, that number is expected to rise to nearly 70 percent by 2030.
    • Toyota continues to steadily expand its lineup of electrified vehicles, including hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), fuel cell (FCEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV), from 55 models today to about 70 models by 2025.
    • Of the 70 models, 15 will be BEVs, including seven Toyota bZ (Beyond Zero) models.
    By 2030, Toyota expects to sell two million zero emission vehicles (BEVs and FCEVs) globally, and in the U.S., the company expects to sell between 1.5 million to 1.8 million electrified vehicles, including ZEV models.

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    Wayne
     
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  5. Janice Cooper

    Janice Cooper Member

    https://www.carscoops.com/2022/03/e...s-321-mile-wltp-range-more-than-expected/amp/
    From carscoops.com “Toyota announced a homologated WLTP range of 516 km (321 miles) for the FWD model, and 470 km (292 miles) for the dual-motor AWD variant.”

    So it sounds like the BZ4X has a greater range than Toyota previously mentioned.

    Janice
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Janice:

    They are way off the mark to the high side when they quote "WLTP" unfortunately. :(

    2023 Toyota bZ4X Limited

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    Wayne
     
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I am going to post some of the better exterior, interior, and control media pics.

    2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE

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    Wayne
     
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  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE

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  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE

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  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE

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  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE

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  12. Janice Cooper

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    sorry guys. The article I quoted is from the UK. I didn’t realize the batteries are different. UK battery 72.8 kWh vs the US version 71.4 kWh. Toyota apparently is using different suppliers. The battery size may make a difference in range.

    Janice
     
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  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Janice:

    You got it. ;)

    Here in the U.S., we are receiving (2) different battery packs depending on if it is the AWD (CATL 72.8 KWh total cap) or FWD (Panasonic 71.4 KWh total cap). The CCS Charging is different between the two as well and not in a good way. :( More on April 12th when the embargo disappears.

    Wayne
     
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  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    And now it is time to post a few Limited trim pics...

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    Wayne
     
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  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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  20. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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