Motoring: Toyota takes another step on its zero carbon journey with the new bZ4X

With bZ standing for ‘beyond Zero’ and a new series of fully electric cars, Toyota is serious about reaching carbon neutrality by 2050

The Toyota bZ4X SUV: the Japanese company’s new electric car is a handsome model, especially around the snub-nose, with its ultra-slim LED headlights

Toyota has spent the past couple of decades gently nudging us towards vehicular electricity, ever since it introduced the first part-electric Prius way back in 1997.

And in doing so, the Japanese giant pushed two narratives.

The first was that hybrid was the right technology at the right time, allowing drivers to trim their fuel consumption and emissions without recourse to upending their lives and their driving patterns. That argument worked to a decent degree. ...