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Toyota Land Cruiser 70 gets EV upgrade

EV version of rugged truck being tested at BHP nickel mine Metal Tech News – January 13, 2021

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:01pm

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Toyota has partnered with BHP to test a battery electric Land Cruiser 70 at the Nickel West Mine in Western Australia.

Mining giant BHP and Toyota Australia have teamed up to convert the Land Cruiser 70, a rugged and retro Toyota workhorse in Australia, to an electric truck that will retain the toughness for which this vehicle is renowned but without the exhaust that comes with the typical 4.5-liter diesel V8 engine.

Available in SUV and pickup versions, the Land Cruiser 70 has been produced in Australia since...



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