Suzuki, Daihatsu and Toyota develop electric mini-commercial van with 200km range

The three OEMs have jointly developed a BEV system suitable for mini-CVs by combining Suzuki and Daihatsu's expertise in creating small-size cars with Toyota's electrification technology.

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Suzuki, Daihatsu and Toyota develop electric mini-commercial van with 200km range

Suzuki Motor Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corporation are to officially unveil prototype mini-commercial van electric vehicles (BEVs) equipped with a jointly developed BEV system tomorrow.

The unveiling will take place at an exhibition event that introduces the Japanese automobile industry's efforts to achieve carbon neutrality (CN), from Thursday (May 18) to Sunday (May 21). The exhibition event will be organized by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) along with the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

The three companies have jointly developed a BEV system suitable for mini-commercial vehicles by combining Suzuki and Daihatsu's expertise in creating small-size cars with Toyota's electrification technology to introduce this mini-commercial van BEV. Daihatsu will produce the vehicles, and Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Toyota will each release their own version within fiscal 2023.

Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) also participated in the planning to achieve the optimal specifications for efficient last-mile logistics. The cruising range per charge is expected to be approximately 200km, and development is currently underway with the aim of creating a vehicle that can fully meet the needs of customers in the delivery industry.

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