Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts. This is a big blow to the Japanese automaker’s dream of rolling out electric cars. Toyota Motor said on Friday that the reason for this is still being investigated. Due to this, the wheel may stop increasing the risk of an accident. In today’s time, electric cars are being used for relief from rising fuel prices and to protect against increasing pollution in the environment. Well-known companies in the country and the world are giving more emphasis on the manufacture of electric vehicles at this time.
The company said in a statement that “until a solution is available, no one should use these vehicles.” According to Toyota, due to the latest recall, about 2,200 of the vehicles were inside Europe, 270 for North America, 112 for Japan, and the remaining 60 for Asia. These were produced between March and June. The bZ4X, which went on sale about two months ago, is the main model of Toyota’s plan to strengthen its electric lineup.
Toyota plans to produce 30 EV models by 2030, selling 3.5 million electric vehicles globally that year. Toyota is also investing 2 trillion yen (about Rs 130 crore) in battery research and development to achieve such a target.
According to Toyota, “BZ” in the recalled model name as well as “Beyond Zero” in the works is for the series, which includes sports-utility vehicle pickup trucks and sports cars of all sizes.
The maker of the Prius hybrid and Lexus luxury models has been seen by some critics as a struggle to push the electric vehicle forward. On some level, it has been so fast and successful along with other green technologies such as hybrids and fuel cells, and efficient gas engines.
Demand for electric cars is expected to increase in Ukraine, especially with the recent hike in fuel prices amid concerns about inflation and war. People around the world have become more aware of climate change and environment.