Toyota Motor North America announced this Wednesday it is planning to debut three electric vehicles for the U.S. market. Although the company did not announce when intends to introduce such devices.
Firstly, the company highlights that the new models will be all electrified, but with the difference of one of them being a plug-in hybrid electrical vehicle (PHEV); while the other two will be battery electrical vehicles (BEV).
Secondly, American Toyota remarks the plan as a means to expand its leadership in alternative powertrain vehicles; as well as a strategy to push decarbonization and energy transition. Consequently, the company underlines the fact that their hybrid and electric vehicles have avoided an estimated of 139 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
In the U.S. only, the avoidance reaches 38 million tons of GHG. “This achievement is the result of Toyota’s long-standing commitment to the environment; and creating a net positive impact on the planet and society,” the company remarks.
Consequently, the company shared its vision for the future and its goals for transition. “By 2025, Toyota’s goal is to have 40% of new vehicle sales be electrified models; while also by 2030 expects that to increase to nearly 70%,” company also explains.
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Moreover, all of these efforts are part of Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050, set back in 2015 after the Paris Climate Accord. As a part of this strategy, the carmaker pretends to have Toyota and Lexus models electrified by 2025; while it will also develop a charging platform called E-TNGA, which will offer reliability and flexibility for charging its units.
In addition, Gill Pratt, chief scientist of Toyota, remarked. “We believe the fastest way to lower greenhouse gases in the transportation sector is to offer drivers lower carbon choices that meet their needs.”
“At every price point and with multiple powertrains, we can put more people in cleaner automobiles across North America to have the greatest near-term impact on total carbon emissions.”
Finally, the car maker underlined that the BEV and PHEV have nearly the same environmental benefits; also the same benefits on cost of ownership; therefore, Toyota’s units will broaden options for customers seeking cleaner alternatives in their mobility solutions.