Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that it plans to increase the percentage of zero-emission vehicles in its European sales to over 20% by 2026.
Toyota currently offers five electric vehicle (EV) models and one fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) under the Toyota brand, along with two EVs under the upscale Lexus brand. I Photo: Lexus
The company aims to achieve this goal by offering at least 15 electric and fuel-cell models, as reported by Kyodo News.
This initiative comes in response to the European Union's (EU) decision to ban sales of gasoline-powered cars by 2035, prompting global automakers to accelerate the shift to all-electric cars.
As the world's largest carmaker by volume, Toyota currently offers five electric vehicle (EV) models and one fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) under the Toyota brand, along with two EVs under the upscale Lexus brand.
Toyota, previously perceived as reluctant to fully embrace electric vehicles, has recently intensified its efforts to expand its lineup of battery-driven cars.
This move is part of the company's broader strategy to provide a diverse range of green cars and address various energy needs worldwide.
Yoshihiro Nakata, CEO of Toyota Motor Europe, emphasized, "While we will continue to offer multiple carbon reduction technologies, we will also steadily increase the number of zero-emissions vehicles we offer to customers."