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Toyota C+pod electric car delivers up to 150 km of autonomy and can be purchased for BRL 80

Written by Valdemar Medeiros
Published 31/12/2021 às 09:55
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Toyota's new electric car can be purchased for only 80 thousand reais – photo: reproduction/Motor1

Toyota has developed an electric car aimed at young and old. The C+pod has a maximum speed of 60 km/h and a range of 150 km. Furthermore, the model can be charged in just 5 hours.

Launched last year in Japan, the Toyota C+pod is one of the brand's initiatives to achieve CO2-free mobility by 2035. Until then sold only to government agencies and companies, the electric car can already be purchased since last week by final consumers for a price of approximately R$79.590. For now, the C+pod will be made available in Japan through a licensing agreement. lease through Toyota dealerships and Toyota Rental & Lease Agencies throughout the country. According to the automaker, the contract allows the use of the electric car and simultaneously guarantees the comprehensive collection of vehicles with proactive 3R initiatives for the batteries on board.

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On the outside, the electric car is attractive due to its small size, which is slightly larger than a Renault Twizy. The model measures 2,49 m long, 1,55 m high and 1,29 m wide. The C+pod can take up to two occupants side by side and even has a small trunk. Compared to the Smart EQ Fortwo, Toyota's electric car is 20 cm shorter and 37 cm narrower.

In its front, the model has headlights with a horizontal aspect, which go to the sides of the model. They are interconnected by the charging port, which is hidden under the brand logo. The front bumper has an air intake finished in black plastic. On the side, the model's wheels have integral hubcaps.

Electric car is aimed at young and old

At the rear, the LED taillights have an L shape and are positioned vertically. The trunk lid bears the model name. According to the brand, the model was designed as a mobility alternative for both elderly drivers and young drivers.

Inside the model, its finish is simple, made of rigid plastic. At the top of the panel, there is a display that has the main information about the electric car and a speedometer.

As it is a model sold in Japan, the C+pod has a steering wheel on the right side. There is also a central console, which contains the main functions of the electric car, such as the gearshift and ventilation buttons.

C+pod has 150 km of autonomy

The model is equipped with a rear electric motor of just 12,5 horsepower and 55 Nm of torque. The electric car offers performance aimed only at urban use, with a top speed of 60 km/h.

The vehicle has 9,06 kWh lithium-ion batteries, which offer 150 km of autonomy. According to Toyota, the complete recharge lasts about 5 hours in a 220 V socket and 16 hours in a 110 V one. The C+pod is being offered, in Japan, in the X and G versions, which cost R$ 79.590 and R$ $83.090 respectively.  

Valdemar Medeiros

Journalist in training, specialist in creating content with a focus on SEO actions. Writes about the Automotive Industry, Renewable Energy and Science and Technology

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