Japan's Subaru unveils first all-electric car

Subaru has unveiled its first all-electric car: Solterra

The Solterra is the result of a two-year joint development project

with Subaru's biggest shareholder Toyota Motor Corp

(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) SUBARU CEO, TOMOMI NAKAMURA, SAYING (SOUNDBITE OVERLAID WITH SHOTS OF OTHER ANGLES OF NAKAMURA):

"I am now, from the bottom of my heart, very happy and proud to be able to introduce the new Subaru to everyone. This is Subaru's first electric vehicle that will go global: Solterra."

The front-wheel drive Solterra has a cruising range of 330 miles

while the all-wheel drive version can drive 285 miles on a single charge

The sports utility vehicle (SUV) launch comes amid accelerating demand for EVs

as nations around the world work to cut carbon emissions

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