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Toyota urged to stop lobbying against EVs

  • Written by : Ashton G. Curran
  • Date Published : 2023-04-03
  • Date Updated : 2023-04-03
  • Category / Tag : toyota
Toyota urged to stop lobbying against EVs
It's time for Toyota to stop lobbying against electric cars, that is the call in an open letter from 54 consumer and environmental organizations from 26 countries....

The letter is addressed to Toyota's new CEO Koji Sato, who took office this weekend.

The senders of the letter believe that Toyota and its outgoing management have been lobbying for far too long to delay and delay the transition to electric cars.

Among other things, Toyota has been named "the most inhibiting car manufacturer in the world, two years in a row" when it comes to environmental work, the letter reads .

The call is now for Koji to fulfill his promises that Toyota will actually change this time.

Among other things, Koji has taken office with the promise to phase out the internal combustion engine in Europe and the US by 2030 and globally by 2035.

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It is believed that Toyota must now seriously stop its "aggressive opposition to electric cars".

In addition, it highlights that Toyota has exaggerated the benefits of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) for far too long.

Emissions from hybrids are three to five times higher than expected.

Toyota's only electric car, the bZ4X, accounted for 0.2 percent of the company's total car deliveries last year.