The brand new Toyota C-HR EV was first unveiled back in 2019 at the Shanghai Motor Show. It now has been officially launched in China today. A total of five models were released, with all five having a cruising range of about 249 miles (400 km). They are priced between $31,870 and $35,357 USD after government subsidies. The C-HR EV is Toyota’s first mass produced pure electric car to launch in China under the Toyota brand, they have been previously focused more on hybrid plug-ins.
The pricing for the C-HR EV is extremely competitive compared to the tesla Model 3 in China. Tesla recently slashed the Model 3 price to $42,209 a couple months ago. But its real competitor should be the mid tier players such as the Hyundai Kona EV.
The C-HR EV will be equipped with an electric motor with a output of 201hp / 30.6 kgm and a 54.3kWh lithium battery pack. The maximum cruising range is about 249 miles (400km) by NEDC standard. If you use a fast charging device, it can be charged from 0 to 75% in about 50 minutes.
As for appearance, the C-HR EV is mostly identical to the gasoline version, the main difference between the two is the obvious lack of exhaust pipe sticking out in the back and the words “EV” and “Electric” splattered all over the car, including the front, the side, and the back. With the battery weight, the EV version does weigh about 270 KG more. The interior is equipped with a 12.3-inch LCD screen, and provides 3 different display modes.