Toy­ota goes Elec­tric

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Toy­ota re­cently un­veiled plans to have ev­ery model in the Toy­ota and Lexus line-up around the world avail­able as ei­ther a ded­i­cated elec­tri­fied model or have an elec­tri­fied op­tion by 2025. Toy­ota’s elec­tri­fied ve­hi­cle strat­egy cen­tres 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 New Zea­land wel­comes the global com­mit­ment to mak­ing elec­tric ve­hi­cles avail­able across all mod­els by 2025,” says Toy­ota New Zea­land’s Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Alis­tair Davis. “As the world shifts to­wards a low car­bon fu­ture, the au­to­mo­tive and trans­porta­tion in­dus­tries have a crit­i­cal role to play. “The high pro­por­tion of re­new­able elec­tric­ity in New Zea­land means that the con­ver­sion of the na­tional fleet to elec­tric and hy­brid ve­hi­cles will make a big con­tri­bu­tion to the coun­try’s com­mit­ment to re­duc­ing CO2 emis­sions. “Toy­ota New Zea­land has made a com­mit­ment to mov­ing to­wards this sus­tain­able fu­ture with the re­lease of our new Prius PHV in the first quar­ter of 2018. This is par­tic­u­larly timely given the Gov­ern­ment an­nounce­ments to­day of the process to es­tab­lish a Zero Car­bon Act and a Cli­mate Com­mis­sion dur­ing 2018.” Toy­ota aims to re­duce global av­er­age new-ve­hi­cle CO2 emis­sions by 90 per­cent from 2010 lev­els and says this an­nounce­ment is the main pil­lar of a mid-to-long-term strat­egy to achieve this chal­lenge.

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