Toyota Wants to Launch Manual Electric Cars

Various car makers have tested multi-gear gearboxes in electric vehicles (EVs) but none of them were successful enough to make it to production. While Porsche Taycan and Audi E-Tron GT are the only two currently on the market, Toyota is also attempting the same, as disclosed in its submitted patents.

Toyota is looking to build a system that resembles the conversion of an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle to electric while keeping the manual gearbox. These EV conversions are generally left in a single gear (third or fourth) depending on the motor’s configuration and maximum revolutions per minute (RPMs), eliminating the need for the clutch as no shifting is required.

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