Subaru Stella EV Ready for Japanese Tests

Just as we told you back in April, Subaru gets ready to introduce its second-generation Subaru Stella electric vehicle in Japanese but, before doing so, the car will undergo several testing "session" in the country.

According to a report by, the redesigned model is ready to enter testings in five Japanese cities, with Subaru planning to start a small manufacturing process later this year. Details are not yet confirmed but, taking into account the previous reports confirmed by Subaru, such a scenario is likely to happen.

For those techy heads out there, the new Subaru Stella EV is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack that provides an autonomy of 80 kilometers (49.7 miles). Furthermore, the car is capable of achieving a maximum speed of 100 km/h (62 mph). The electric engine generates a maximum output of 47 kW (63 horsepower) and 170 Nm of torque.

As said, the Japanese manufacturer is planning to build a few vehicles and launch them in Japan to test the market but a precise release date is yet to be announced. All we know at this time is that Subaru will introduce around 170 vehicles later this year so further details are expected to arrive in the next few months.

Subaru Stella will be based on the company's R2 architecture, according to an earlier report we released in April.

In total, the five Japanese cities to try out the new Stella will receive 15 vehicles, divided as it follows: our units for the Kanagawa Prefecture, three units for the Aichi Prefecture, three units for the Osaka Prefecture, three units for the Hyogo Prefecture, one unit for the Yokohama City and one unit for the veteran EV tester Japan Post Service.
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