Friday, June 21, 2024

Subaru defies criticism – will build an electric car with Toyota again

Subaru is not ready to stand on its own two feet when it comes to electric cars. Therefore, the car brand continues an otherwise troubled collaboration with Toyota.

The sister cars Subaru Solterra and Toyota Bz4X did not get off to the best start in life.

In fact, since it emerged that the wheels could fall off the cars, the criticism has only fallen on the Japanese's so far only attempt at electric cars.

A Norwegian test has, among other things, revealed that Toyota cannot live up to the promised range at all. And several owners – including those with Danish number plates – confirm the results of the test.

The car is also extremely bad at charging, say several Danish owners.

READ ALSO: Fiat's electric cars are selling so poorly that they are being converted to hybrids

Previously, the Danish importer has expressed 'surprise' at what a number of media already came to in 2021. Namely that the bZ4X has lousy range.

At the time, it was said that 'Toyota was upset that the media's measurements differed 'so violently from the official measurements'.

Still, Toyota and Subaru continue the parlob they have going on when it comes to electric cars. As early as 2026, it must throw away at least electric crossover models.

That's what Automotive News writes.

When Subaru does not venture into building electric cars on its own, but maintains a collaboration with Toyota, it is connected to several things. Among other things, the financial burden and the uncertainty electric cars are generally associated with.

– At present, it is quite difficult to predict in which direction things will move when it comes to electric cars.

– It is associated with a big risk for us if we were to enter the market alone. We have spoken with Toyota and in that connection have agreed that it is better to reduce the risks with a joint venture, says Subaru's managing director Atsushi Osaki to the media.

On the other hand, it is not at all certain, the car brands have a deadline of 2035. At least not when it comes to the question of whether the diesel and petrol cars should be thrown out.

The former member of BMW's board Pieter Nota believes that this idea is downright naive. In fact, he expects that a new European Parliament will come up with different ideas.

– A new EU Commission will, I suspect at least, decide on a postponement or adjustment of the ban no later than 2026. It's just inevitable, I think, says Nota.

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