Toyota's real EVs at the Japan Mobility Show
RIGHT now, I should be in Tokyo, Japan for the first Japan Mobility Show, if things go right for me. This event replaces what used to be the Tokyo Motor Show held every two years to showcase the developments in the auto industry from this side of the globe.
Developments in the transportation world have made it so that traveling or transportation does not only involve the use of cars but many other technological advancements like connectivity, digitalization, and even gadget technology.
Right now, the world is pivoting away from petroleum powered cars to electric vehicles (EVs) powered by batteries or fuel cells.
This development created so much potential for other electric-powered technological advancements that can be used in automobiles. Because the car has been freed from the bulky internal combustion engine and the huge mechanical transmission, more space has been created for other things.
Technologies like cameras and big screens and mobile communication are now being fitted into modern EVs that the possibilities for a car has surpassed that of its original function as a mere transportation tool.
And Toyota Motor Corp. is not going to be left behind in this once-in-a-century development.
In this week's Japan Mobility Show, or JMS, Toyota will showcase their two battery EV concept models which it intends to develop for the move toward electric mobility.
The two concept models are the FT-3e, an SUV type electric vehicle, and the FT-Se which is a sports model. Toyota believes these two models will «present a future transformed by electrification and intelligence, along with the new experience value offered by cars.»
Right now, Toyota is looking at automobiles not just as pure transportation tools but one that is becoming a lifestyle partner closely aligned with a customer's individual values.
The thing about these two concept models is that they are elevating the impression of cars into a level where it becomes a place to communicate, work, relax, and even at some point to be productive.
«These models evolve into one-of-a-kind cherished vehicles by offering the joy of personal ride customization, as well as convenient functions for stress-free browsing of local area