Suzuki, Daihatsu, Toyota and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies Corporation (CJPT) will jointly develop an electric mini vans, with the aim of approaching the market by the end of 2023. Indeed, mini-commercial vehicles cover areas accessible only to them because of their small size and are important in supporting last-mile logistics. They have become widespread accounting for about 60% of the total commercial vehicle fleet, making them a type of vehicle capable of contributing significantly to the achievement of carbon neutrality if electrification advances.
Suzuki, Daihatsu, Toyota and CJPT: who makes what
In order to realize an affordable mini-commercial van BEV that meets the usage needs of commercial customers, CJPT will participate in the planning, and Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Toyota will jointly develop a BEV system suitable for mini-commercial vehicles by combining Suzuki and Daihatsu’s know-how in manufacturing mini vehicles with Toyota’s electrification technology.