- European debut of the Toyota FT-3e concept, previewing next-generation battery electric vehicle technology
- Innovative technologies allow the car to serve as a medium for transferring energy and data
- Developed to achieve an ideal balance between performance, accessibility and natural resources
- Design combines advanced styling and aesthetics, with body lines and surfaces kept as simple as possible
Toyota today provided an insight into the design and technology possibilities it is exploring for next-generation of battery electric vehicles by presenting its FT-3e concept for the first time in Europe at its Kenshiki forum in Brussels.
The FT-3e features a versatile, new generation BEV architecture that can be used to create a wide variety of products, such as the Lexus LF-ZC luxury saloon and the performance-oriented FT-Se sports car concepts
These next generation BEV vehicles are designed to achieve the lowest possible weight with optimised aerodynamics for increased efficiency and range, while at the same time focusing on efficient use of resources.
The FT-3e also embraces a wide range of future technologies that go beyond delivering carbon-neutral mobility to connect with society, acting as a transfer medium for data and energy – to and from the car itself or its surroundings.
It has a sweeping exterior design that combines advanced styling and aesthetics, with body lines and surfaces kept as simple as possible.
Digital displays extend from the lower side the body to the upper door section. These present information as the driver approaches the vehicle, such as the state of battery charge and the interior temperature and air quality.
The concept model is a five-seat model measuring 4,860mm long, 1,955mm wide and 1,595mm high, with a 3,000mm wheelbase. Compared to the current Toyota bZ4X SUV, is 170mm longer, 145mm wide and 550mm lower.