Toyota has doubled its hybrid technology as a solution for low-emission cars, and says electric cars are part of our future, but not for everyone.


In the wake of the boom in electric vehicles – although Australia’s new car sales currently account for less than 1 per cent – Toyota’s market leader said governments and motorists should be mindful of increasing the number of low-emission vehicles. The roads of the country.

With the rise of electric car sales overseas, Australia represents unique geographical challenges and vehicle needs.

Toyota Australia – the market leader for the past 19 consecutive years and one of only four of the newer cars sold last year – has warned governments not to give up on the pressure.



Toyota Australia has sold nearly 250,000 hybrid cars in the last 20 years – only half of which have been sold in the last two years.

Approximately half of the emissions of Toyota hybrids come from petrol-powered cars.

But Toyota says the benefits of hybrid vehicles seem to have been lost in the wake of the crash.

Hybrid vehicles use an electric motor to move the car from where it is parked – the passenger is very thirsty for driving – the gasoline engine does not need to be plugged in and plugged in because the onboard battery will automatically recharge when the vehicle stops or stops. Downhill.

Shane Hanley, head of sales and marketing at Toyota Australia, said in a press release: “They also contribute significantly to the reduction of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.”

Toyota says it will not turn its back on electric cars – it announces that by the end of 2025, 15 electric vehicles with 55 new or improved hybrid vehicles will be launched.



However, it is important that the company does not delay the number of vehicles – and to ensure that there is a reduction reduction option for all types of vehicles.

“When Toyota solves carbon emissions, it is not limited to a single technical solution, there are different technologies that contribute to net zero emissions,” Mr Hanley said. “And we recognize our responsibility to ensure that everyone is on the move without leaving anyone behind.”

According to Matthew Calchor, president and CEO of Toyota Australia, the estimated 242,000 hybrids sold in Toyota over the past 20 years have “significantly reduced carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 72,000 batteries.”

Mr Calachor said: “The amount of batteries we used to produce these hybrid vehicles was just the same as we needed. “In other words, the batteries needed for the 3500 (electric cars) have been used to achieve the CO2 emissions reduction of 72,000 (electric cars).”

In an emotional speech, Mr. Kalachoor said: “It is very important that people understand those facts because carbon is an enemy when it comes to climate change. And hybrid vehicles today are the most effective way to reduce carbon emissions – and at an affordable price.

Toyota Japan says it will invest $ 25 billion worldwide by 2030 to make hybrid and electric car batteries “smaller, lighter, more powerful, faster to charge, longer and cheaper.”



“But we believe that the only way to reduce the amount of carbon emissions quickly is to use different solutions,” Mr Calchor said.

“Australians have a wide range of circumstances and needs from inland to rural Australia. These kinds of situations require different solutions by acknowledging that customers will ultimately choose what they want and that they will choose what suits their motor needs.

Translated Toyota is still committed to producing four-wheeled vehicles such as the Toyota Hilux Ut and Toyota Land Cruiser. But those vehicles will eventually find an alternative to hybrid or electric power where such applications are suitable.

To refute some myths about electric cars – to make battery packs out of expensive metals – Toyota lists additional reasons for a wider approach to low-emission vehicles.

“If you are charging 400 miles per night for an average of 40 km / h,” 90 per cent of the battery cells will not receive any carbon offsets, “said Mr. Kalachoor.

“By placing those unused batteries on other electric vehicles, we can prevent large amounts of carbon from entering the atmosphere.”



Traditionally, Toyota’s wide-ranging views and open-minded comments have been welcomed by industry analysts who fear there is too much focus on electric cars to reduce vehicle emissions.

While preaching the benefits of electric cars is very fashionable, over 70% of Australia’s coal supply is permanently connected to the power supply.

“Even if one day (electric car) is the best choice for the average person, it would not be the best way to reduce carbon emissions for everyone,” Mr Calchor said.

Distributing each battery cell to get the most out of it involves placing not only a small number (pure electricity) but also hybrid-electric vehicles, including hybrid-electric, plug-in-hybrid-electric and (hydrogen-electric) vehicles. Cars) “

The Toyota executive added, “The difference between oil and gas is the best way to scientifically and practically. We have a strong desire to help the environment as much as we can.

A.D. By the end of 2025, Toyota, one of the 70 new or modern hybrids and hybrid cars that will be introduced worldwide in Toyota, said:



“We are investing a lot of resources to find the best carbon-neutral solutions for the future, and our diverse clients are contributing to reducing carbon emissions as much as possible,” Mr Calchor said. “The environmental problem is too big for all of us to find fault by focusing on too few options.”

Joshua Dowling

Joshua Dowling has been a motor journalist for more than 20 years, spending most of his time working for The Sydney Morning Herald (as a former editorial and driving team member) and News Corp Australia. He joined CarAdvice / Drive in late 2018, and has been the world’s best car judge for 10 years.

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