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Toyota ranked last by Greenpeace in new decarbonisation study


In a new study by Greenpeace Japan, Toyota came in last place when it was revealed just one percent of Toyota’s new cars were emissions-free

The Japanese chapter of environmental activist organisation Greenpeace has put Toyota last in a new decarbonisation study, citing that the automaker was making slow progress in the decarbonisation of its vehicles. 

According to reports by Reuters, Toyota ranked last behind other key global manufacturers such as General Motors that was placed first in the ranking. 

Honda and Nissan reportedly ranked eight and ninth, dropping three places from last year. 

Toyota will soon launch the BZ4X in Australia

Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Daniel Read told Reuters that “we do recognise that they’ve made some gains. However, fundamentally, when compared to other global automakers, they’re falling far behind.”

What are Toyota’s plans for an electrified future?

In December last year, Toyota announced it would increase its annual sales target of fully electric vehicles to 3.5 million units per year by 2030– up from two million – and has said that it will invest up to $5.1 billion in Japan and the US to make batteries for full-electric cars. 

Toyota Camry Hybrid Ascent 2021 rear 3/4
Toyota has been known for hybrid tech for many years

Toyota also announced late in 2021 that it would release 30 new electric vehicles to market by 2030.

Despite its slow uptake on electric cars, Toyota was one of the pioneers of the hybrid electric car, achieving great successes with the Prius and then a range of hybrids including the RAV4, Corolla and Camry

Toyota is set to launch its first fully-electric car, the BZ4X, in Australia by the end of 2022, a RAV4-looking SUV that was co-developed with Subaru

The model will have an expected range of 459km (WLTP) and will feature a 71.4kWh battery pack that will power an electric motor mounted on the front wheels.

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