All Toyota models to have electric versions by 2020-2030
- December 18, 2017
Toyota has announced that it plans to make electrified vehicles available across the entire Toyota and Lexus vehicle lines by around 2025.
Toyota's electrified vehicle strategy centers 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).
Toyota says it has been working toward creating ever-better cars and an ever-better society under the notion of contributing to a sustainable society and “creating mobility that brings smiles to customers.” Environmental challenges, such as global warming, air pollution, and limited natural resources and energy supply, are a priority, Toyota says.
Electrified vehicles, which are more efficient at achieving economical fuel consumption and driving the use of alternative fuels, are indispensable in helping to solve current environmental issues, the company says.
In October 2015, Toyota launched the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, which aims to reduce the negative impact of manufacturing and driving vehicles. Toyota’s objective is to reduce global average new-vehicle CO2 emissions by 90 percent from 2010 levels. Today's announcement represents the core pillar in the company’s mid-to-long-term plan to meet this challenge.