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Toyota Emphasizes Battery Durability in High-Stakes Electric SUV

The target for the bZ4X’s battery:  retain 90% of capacity after a decade of use.

Toyota’s bZ4X electric sport utility vehicle.

Toyota’s bZ4X electric sport utility vehicle.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg
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