Published on June 12th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Suzuki, Daihatsu And Toyota To Unveil Mini-Commercial Electric Vans
Will Toyota or Suzuki introduce this small EV van in Malaysia soon?
Japanese automakers, Suzuki, Daihatsu and Toyota will unveil prototype mini-commercial electric vehicle (EV) vans equipped with a jointly developed battery electric vehicle (BEV) system. The unveiling will take place at an exhibition event that introduces the automotive industry’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality from Thursday to Sunday 18 to 21 May 2023.
This exhibition event will be organised by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) along with the G7 Hiroshima Summit. Suzuki, Daihatsu and Toyota will unveil these prototype mini-commercial van electric vehicles (BEVs) equipped with a jointly developed BEV system as an answer to the rising popularity of EVs.
Moreover, the unveiling will take place at an exhibition event that introduces the automotive industry’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and the exhibition event will be organised by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) along with the G7 Hiroshima Summit. Hopefully this small EV van will be a global product instead of Japan only models.
The three companies developed this BEV system together and it is perfect for mini-commercial vehicles as it combines the expertise of both Suzuki and Daihatsu in creating small-size cars with the electrification technology prowess of Toyota to introduce this mini-commercial van BEV.
On top of that, Daihatsu will produce the vehicles, and Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Toyota will each release their own version of the van sometime in 2023. Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) also participated in the planning to achieve the optimal specifications for efficient last-mile logistics.
The mini EV vans will likely feature a cruising range per charge of 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. This could potentially even revolutionise e-hailing should the sector be forced to go electric soon as well.
The three companies Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Toyota will continue to promote efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by providing sustainable means of transportation and this is comforting knowledge as Japanese automakers do have a reputation for producing efficient, powerful and reliable vehicles, so hopefully this carries on with their EVs as well.