This is not the first time we are talking about the plan of the Japanese company Toyota to provide an ordinary gearshift complete with false sounds of rotation and transmission on the new Toyota and Lexus all-electric cars, but today we learned when this option of the gearbox will be provided on production cars.
When will Toyota provide a standard gear switch on electric cars
The manual gearbox can simulate the electric cars that were first shown in a Lexus test model last year, and it will find its way into future Toyota cars, complete with rotation sounds and fake gears.
Toyota electric cars equipped with an ordinary gear switch will be one of the” exciting surprises” possessed by the next generation of Toyota electric cars, which is scheduled to be launched in 2026, God willing.
The automaker announced its future plans during the presentation of the Toyota Technical Workshop 2023, and Mr. Taker Kate, head of the Department of the newly created BEV electric car factory by Toyota, said that their goal is to provide an” impressive” experience to their customers.
While other automakers, including Dodge and Abarth, have already experimented with fake engine sounds in their electric cars, Toyota's system takes things to another level. The goal of the project is to provide a manual gear switch on an electric car that can simulate the driving experience of an ICE-powered vehicle.
|When will Toyota provide a standard gear switch on electric cars|
Cars with a normal gearshift on electric cars will come with a shift knob that works just like the normal gearbox available on cars running on petroleum. This means that the electric car will make all the sounds associated with engine revs and gear changes, feature a special power delivery map, and stop even when the clutch is not used correctly during starting.
The next generation of Toyota electric cars is expected to be based on a new architecture that will make it possible to cover a distance of up to a thousand kilometers (621 miles) on a single charge thanks to new battery technology.
The models, including hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs, and minivans, will be designed with the support of artificial intelligence for the best aerodynamics; moreover, advanced over-the-air updates of the new arena OS will allow customizing the driving experience, including engine sounds and a fake gearbox.
Toyota hopes to be able to sell 3.5 million new electric cars by 2030, of which 1.7 million will be made at the BEV plant.