Toyota Disclosed Its Western European Greenification Initiative

by AutoExpert   |  3 December, 2021

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During this week's Kenshiki event, Toyota presented its greenification strategy for Western Europe. The manufacturer discussed its ambition to reduce CO2 emissions in the area by 100% by 2035. The carmaker, which has been accused of being one of the most averse to electrification, claims that their decarbonization strategy included a variety of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), not only EVs.

As a result, it plans to introduce out a growing number of ZEVs in the future years, including the bZ4X, which was just introduced. This includes not just electric automobiles, but also hydrogen-powered vehicles. By 2030, it expects ZEVs to account for at least half of all vehicles sold in Western Europe.

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The company's goal does include developing and enhancing battery technology, to some extent. New NiMh bipolar batteries will be part of this. Toyota claims that these batteries are less expensive to manufacture and use less precious metals than regular NiMh batteries. The manufacturer intends to use lithium-ion batteries to test the strategies developed on these batteries.

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Toyota aspires to achieve even greater efficiency, lowering costs by half without compromising range. Following prototype testing last year, the carmaker also stated that its solid-state battery tech will most likely be presented to consumers first in hybrid cars, before being expanded. However, Toyota believes that the technology will be used in completely electric cars since it aims to increase range and reduce charging.

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