The 2022 Toyota bZ4X Just Addressed a Major EV Concern

The 2022 Toyota bZ4X is shaping up to be a historic release from the Japanese automaker. The bZ4X is Toyota’s first fully-electric SUV model. Toyota has years of experience creating alternatively-fueled vehicles, so expectations are high for its first fully electric model. The bZ4X has already addressed a major EV concern.

The 2022 Toyota bZ4X has solved a huge electric vehicle problem

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The 2022 Toyota bZ4X is expected to arrive at dealerships next year. The electric SUV will be the most exciting Toyota launch in some time, and rightfully so. It is the first of many new electric Toyota models part of the company’s Beyond Zero initiative. The automaker intends to produce and sell vehicles that are completely emission-free. This initiative will effectively reduce global carbon emissions by offering exciting alternatives to gas-powered vehicles.

Electric vehicles have had their issues. Automakers like General Motors have lost millions due to EV battery issues. The company eventually had to recall every Chevy Bolt model ever produced. Toyota must be careful to avoid a fiasco like GM’s Chevy Bolt situation, and judging by new info released by the automaker, the bZ4X is much less likely to go up in flames than the Chevy Bolt.

Battery degradation has been a major issue with electric vehicles. Cold temperatures can cause electric vehicle batteries to be less efficient. Warm temperatures affect EV battery life as well and can be dangerous. The bZ4X deals with the vulnerability of EV batteries by including a temperature control system near its battery pack. This temperature control system keeps the battery pack at an optimal temperature for safety and performance.

How much range will the 2022 Toyota bZ4X have?

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The 2022 Toyota bZ4X’s battery temperature control system is innovative and will help the battery perform better, but how much range will the bZ4X get? According to Car and Driver, the bZ4X is expected to get between 200 and 300 miles of range depending on different trim levels.

This amount of range will put the bZ4X in direct competition with the Ford Mustang Mach-E electric SUV. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is considered the EV of the year. The bZ4X will have some stiff competition from the Mach-E and other popular electric SUVs like the Tesla Model Y, but the electric SUV will likely hold its own.

The Toyota bZ4X has RAV4 potential

A Toyota bZ4X SUV is on display during the 19th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2021) at National Exhibition and Convention Center
A Toyota bZ4X SUV is on display | VCG via Getty Images

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The Toyota RAV4 is currently the most popular SUV model in America and one of the most popular SUVs of all time. The RAV4 is popular because it is affordable, comfortable, and reliable. The Toyota bZ4X has the potential to be what the RAV4 is today.

Toyota is rolling out several electric models in the years to come, but there is some significance to being first. The bZ4X will go down in history for being Toyota’s first foray into mass-producing electric SUVs. If consumers enjoy the new electric SUV, it will successfully usher thousands of Americans into the electric future in 2022.

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