19 December 2017 / Sustainability
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today its plans toward the popularization of electrified vehicles for the decade 2020-2030.
Toyota aims to have by 2025, every model in the Toyota and Lexus line-up around the world available as either a dedicated electrified model or have an electrified option.
Toyota’s electrified vehicle strategy centres on a significant acceleration in the development and launch plans of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).
In October 2015, Toyota launched its Environmental Challenge 2050, which aims to reduce the negative impact of manufacturing and driving vehicles as much as possible and contribute to realizing a sustainable society.
“Toyota New Zealand welcomes the global commitment to making electric vehicles available across all models by 2025,” says Toyota New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer, Alistair Davis.
“As the world shifts towards a low carbon future, the automotive and transportation industries have a critical role to play.”
“The high proportion of renewable electricity in New Zealand means that the conversion of the national fleet to electric and hybrid vehicles will make a big contribution to the country’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.”
“Toyota New Zealand has made a commitment to moving towards this sustainable future with the release of our new Prius PHV in the first quarter of 2018.”
Toyota aims to reduce global average new-vehicle CO2 emissions by 90 percent from 2010 levels. Today’s announcement is the main pillar of a mid- to long-term initiative to achieve this challenge.
Electrification across the entire Toyota and Lexus line-up
Hybrid Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles