Toyota in electric dreams: Japanese maker’s first beyond zero car proves to be an easy rider

The oddly named bZ4X is exactly what you expect it to be, and should have plenty of appeal for families

The new Toyota bZ4X: prices start from €45,275

Toyota may have led the way when it comes to hybrid technology, but its transition to full electric power has not been quite as pioneering. The new bZ4X is not just the Japanese company’s first all-electric family SUV. It’s also its first all-electric car in this part of the world, full stop.

Other companies have launched all-electric SUVs in Ireland already, so if Toyota is going to win ground here, then this car will need ...