Iconic Toyota AE48 is a cultural mainstay in Japan, although popular 1980 car models have a retro look today and feel. Takumi Fujiwara’s beloved car has had a tech upgrade before, but in keeping with the goal of a carbon-neutral society, last weekend’s Tokyo Auto Salon 1980 The event showcased two models with an eco-friendly makeover.
The collectible cars on display represent two visions of an environmentally friendly switch: one using batteries (“AE600 BEV Concept”) and another hydrogen burner (“AE300 H2 Concept”). The electric model swaps the original powertrain for an electric motor while retaining the gear lever, clutch, and aesthetic details. The Hydrogen model goes a step further, keeping the original car’s 4AG block and simply using a hydrogen internal combustion engine to power it.
Reasons to use Toyota AE 86 Not just to quote cute pop culture while emphasizing environmental friendliness in the context of automobile manufacturing. In his first public speech of the year, Toyota President Akio Toyoda declared that it was necessary not only to create new carbon-friendly car models, but also to reduce emissions from existing models by converting them to electric vehicles. This also allows car enthusiasts to retain nostalgic vehicles even in changing times.
AE1980 Provides the average car owner with a practical path to the future models use technology from existing commercially sold vehicles, not cutting-edge technology. Seats, seat belts and seat belt inserts are all made from recycled materials.
On the other hand, converted classic cars are still a novelty rather than a roadworthy vehicle that can be easily mass-produced. It’s worth noting that the modified EV versions of the AE 86 differ from modern EVs in that they retain the three-pedal setup and manual transmission (i.e. stick shift). According to automotive news site Jalopnik, the car’s top speed and acceleration are also relatively low, and its electric motor is only doing its job 48horsepower. Dreams of recreating the intense racing of without the carbon footprint may be a while away.
Source: Press Release, Anime! Anime!, Jalopnik (Adam Ismail)