Moving beyond 2030, we at, Toyota Motors expect to see further ZEV demand acceleration and Toyota will be ready to achieve 100% CO2 reduction in all new vehicles by 2035 in Western Europe, assuming that sufficient electric charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructures are in place by then, together with the renewable energy capacity increases that will be required,” Matt Harrison, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe during the company’s business strategy event.
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“Toyota’s announcement about delivering electric vehicles in Europe does little to speed up its molasses-slow electrification strategy in the United States. Why is Toyota ignoring its largest market?” said Katherine García, Acting Director of the Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation for All campaign.
“Whilst Toyota is committed to making millions of Battery Electric Vehicles available to customers, the way to reduce the most net carbon emissions globally is to use every item in our toolbox, including Hybrid Electric, Plug-in Hybrid Electric, Battery Electric, and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, with the proportions of each optimized to make the best use of the infrastructure constraints and customer circumstances of every region, and the limited supply and improving the performance of batteries,” said Gill Pratt, Toyota Motor Corp. chief scientist and Toyota Research Institute CEO.