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Toyota presented its T-Bikes electric bicycles: what they are like and how much they cost

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Both the high-strength steel frame and its 36v lithium-ion battery are produced in Argentina. It incorporates a 350W Brushless electric motor, hydraulic disc brake and Shimano transmission, Full LCD screen with consumption and autonomy guide, latest generation suspension with remote lockout and 29” Tubeless tires.

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Available in black or red, the T-bikes They are sold through the 90 points of sale of the 42 official dealers of the brand at a price of $377,952 (price valid until August 31). Its battery has a useful life of 1,000 cycles (4-5 years), and its intelligent charger with automatic cut-off completes the total charge in less than 6 hours.

Although its electronic components do not require maintenance, it is recommended to carry out a maintenance service at 1,000 km, enabled at any official Toyota dealer.

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“For a brand like Toyota to enter this market is a very important step to promote electric mobility in Argentina”, he claimed Nelson Negrettico-founder of Enerby. According to Bernardo Fernandez Paz, director of customer service Toyota, “T-Bikes are a new way of getting closer to our customers. And they are proof of how we are thinking about the future of mobility in Argentina”.

Micromobility: a strategic segment for Toyota

The bikes Electric vehicles are part of Toyota’s transformation into a mobility company, with the aim of expanding and making its range of products and services more flexible to respond to new needs and ways of living. KINTO, the Toyota mobility division, is the emblem of this change. So much so that the T-bikes They will also be available for rent within the KINTO Share app.

The electric bicycle market is growing rapidly around the world. In the case of the T-Bike, they open up new possibilities to move, exercise or enjoy with a vehicle Toyota. And it is essential to meet one of the company’s main challenges: achieve carbon neutrality.

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Electric bikes are practical zero emission vehicles that allow completing most of the daily journeys of people in the city. In this way, they complement the company’s line-up of electrified vehicles, which already make a significant contribution to reducing mobility emissions.

Sales of the Corolla Sedan and Corolla Cross Hybrid in 2021 produced an estimated emission reduction of 3,864 tons of CO2. It is the equivalent of the CO2 absorption of 193,204 mature trees, about 38 hectares of forest.

Toyota leads the market for electrified vehicles in Argentina with almost 90% of sales thanks to the success of hybrids. Globally, the company also offers plug-in hybrid, battery-electric and hydrogen vehicles in its line-up. In the micromobility segment, Toyota Motor Corporation presented the C+walk T in 2021, a three-wheeled electric vehicle conceived and designed for pedestrian areas.

Source: Ambito

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