Toyota has announced that its new electric bZ4X will be able to travel up to 317 miles from a single charge. 

The bZ4X is Toyota’s first electric car, and kicks off a wave of new EVs from the brand. While the Japanese firm had originally said the model would only be able to travel up to 280 miles on a full charge, more extensive tweaks and full homologation shows the bZ4X is able to travel beyond 300 miles. 

Using a 71.4kWh battery, the bZ4X is able to muster up to 317 miles in front-wheel-drive Pure guise (averaging 4.3 miles per kWh), with the all-wheel-drive version in Motion trim having an official range of 285 miles (3.9 miles per kWh).


Toyota is also offering an extended care package that guarantees the battery’s capacity won’t drop below 70 per cent after 10 years or 620,000 miles driven. 

The bZ4X is built on a new electric car platform, allowing smarter packaging and impressive cabin space, despite not having the largest of footprints. It goes up against key rivals like the Kia EV6, Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID.4

Prices for the new Toyota bZ4X start from £41,950 for a front-wheel-drive Pure model, rising to £51,550 for a top-spec Premiere Edition with all-wheel-drive. First UK deliveries are expected from June 2022.