2023 Toyota Tacoma EV Is in the Works

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2023 Toyota Tacoma EV front

Based on many reports, the new 2023 Toyota Tacoma EV model is in the works. Toyota recently unveiled concept images of its next generation EVs, on which one of them is the midsize Tacoma truck. The brand recently state that it plans to introduce at least 30 EVs globally by 2030.

The Tacoma EV could be released in the United States next year, featuring much better styling than the regular one. In general, the styling is similar to what we’ve seen on the current generation, except for the blocked-off grille that is typical of EV front ends. The most exciting news is an electric setup that this truck will use, which is opposite of the current gas-powered truck.

2023 Toyota Tacoma EV

2023 Toyota Tacoma EV First Look

The new 2023 Toyota Tacoma EV looks much better than the current non-EV pickup. As we mentioned, Toyota released recently some concept images of the EV model that appears to come only in a four-door crew-cab configuration.

The design language is familiar, and the new pickup is wearing an attractive blocked-off grille that is typical of EV front ends. We also noticed a short bed and chunky off-road tires that suggest it could be some sort of TRD Pro model.

What’s New Inside?

Despite some exterior changes, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma EV will also offer a much more spacious cabin than the regular one. As far as we know, the manufacturer will offer more headroom and legroom, especially at the rear. However, the seating layout should remain, and the EV model will be able to fit four or five passengers.

Everything inside will be upscale, and the Tacoma EV will be able to rival the new GMC Sierra EV. In terms of technology, the EV model will probably come with an infotainment system that could be much larger than the current 8-inches. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, Bluetooth, satellite radio, Wi-Fi, three USB ports should all be standard.

2023 Toyota Tacoma EV interior

2023 Toyota Tacoma EV Specs

From the latest information, the Toyota Tacoma EV will use an electric motor both on the front and rear axle. Thanks to that, it will come standard with a four-wheel setup. Like the recently introduced Toyota bZ4X SUV model, the pickup truck will draw energy from a very powerful battery.

So, it’ll likely to have at least 400 horsepower on tap, inherited from the dual-motor setup. Besides, we’re also expecting to see a more affordable 2WD configuration, which will probably use a different setup.

2023 Toyota Tacoma EV Release Date, Price

As we mentioned, Toyota confirmed a plan to build at least 30 EVs globally by 2030. Interestingly, they also recently unveiled concept images of its upcoming pickup, which appears to be a midsize truck Tacoma.

At this moment, we don’t have an official launch date, but we’re hoping that it will debut during 2022. As for the price, the EV will probably cost around 50,000. Compared to its rivals, the Tacoma EV is in line with the Cybertruck’s dual-motor setup that costs $49,990.

Source: carsdirect.com

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