Discussing alternative fuel resources are at the forefront of everyone’s minds currently as we look for ways to address the environmental challenges that lie in front of us. This is no different for Toyota who have long sought to address climate change, air quality and energy diversity.
As it stands, Toyota and Lexus represent 49% of the entire Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) market in the UK, which means that almost one in every two cars sold with an electrified powertrain is produced by one of these manufacturers.
With this in mind, Toyota are looking to achieve sales of 5.5 million electrified vehicles by 2030. To support this, by 2025 you will be able to purchase any model in the line-up as either a dedicated electrified model or with an engine that has an electrified option.
The real goal is the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 that will take six steps to realise a more sustainable development for the world.
Since its launch back in 1997, the Prius has sold more than four million units, which therefore means that it has saved approximately 29 billion litres of petrol from being consumed, and approximately 77 million fewer tonnes of CO2 from being emitted worldwide.
As the hybrid market continues to pick up, Toyota have been working on more advancements in this field to not just focus on what they can produce today, but what plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles will look like in the future. This includes helping to work on the charging infrastructure that will support these vehicles in years to come.
To support the 2050 challenge, Toyota are developing the hydrogen-powered Mirai, which is filled up with hydrogen from a fuel station, just like a traditional car, and will then only produce pure water from its exhaust. If you’ve taken a taxi in London recently, you may have already seen one of these in action.
We can’t wait to get our hands on the Mirai when it’s realised nationwide, but in the meantime if you’re looking to go green then why not take a look at the Toyota Prius? Our team are here to answer any questions you may have any book you in for a test drive at a time to suit you.