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Pre-orders for the bZ3 have apparently opened in China. It will have a starting price of RMB 169,800 ($24,500 USD)
Toyota bZ3 with BYD battery and motor starts accepting pre-orders in China with prices starting at $24,500
The Toyota bZ3 is priced lower than the BYD Han EV in China, but higher than the BYD Destroyer 05.
The Toyota bZ3 electric sedan with BYD battery and motor is available for pre-order in China, where the model was officially unveiled last October.
Toyota's joint venture in China, FAW Toyota, announced the model's pricing yesterday, with a starting price range of RMB 169,800 ($24,500) - 199,800.
The car is a collaboration between BYD and Toyota and is Toyota's first all-electric sedan.
The Toyota bZ3 is based on the company's e-TNGA all-electric vehicle platform and is powered by blade batteries and motors supplied by BYD.
The car measures 4,725 mm in length, 1,835 mm in width and 1,475 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,880 mm and a wind resistance coefficient of 0.218 cd.
The Toyota bZ3 is equipped with a single rear-mounted electric motor, available in 135 kW and 180 kW options, both with a peak torque of 303 Nm.
The vehicle is equipped with BYD blade batteries based on lithium iron phosphate chemistry with capacities of 49.92 kWh and 65.28 kWh, respectively, and a CLTC combined range of 517 km and 616 km, respectively.
The Toyota bZ3 supports fast charging and can be charged from 30 percent to 80 percent in 27 minutes.