Toyota announced its new ambitious environmental plan that includes 30,000 fuel cell models and 15 million hybrids sold by 2020 as well as reducing by 90% the average CO2 emissions of their models by 2050.
This bold set of goals are to be achieved over the next 35 years, a plan which also includes the elimination of their factories’ entire CO2 footprint by 2050 by using renewable energy and hydrogen-based production methods.
In order to achieve these targets, Toyota wants to sell as many as 1.5 million hybrid vehicles on an annual base to reach the target of 15 million hybrids cumulatively sold by 2020 and launch even buses with fuel cell powertrains by early 2017, with Tokyo getting over 100 of them for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
By focusing on hybrid powertrains and fuel cell technologies, the Japanese automaker wants to stay ahead of their industry rivals and lead the way for cleaner petrol-electric and hydrogen vehicles.
It will also develop the next-generation, solid-state batteries which offer higher energy density, easier increase in voltage and excellent high-temperature durability in order to boost the range of future pure-electric and hybrid vehicles.
Toyota has sold 8.05 million hybrid vehicles so far, shifting around 1.27 million hybrids annually. The company also has a fuel cell production plan of around 2,000 vehicles for 2016.