Toyota Prepared For Hydrogen And Electric Future

While many automobile manufacturers are hedging their bets on all-electric cars, Toyota remains committed to developing both hydrogen, hybrid and electric vehicles.

During discussions with Car Advice in Australia, the Japanese marque’s local product public relations manager Stephen Coughlan said Toyota is prepared for whatever direction the industry may head.

“We’re well placed. From a global perspective, we have within our armoury everything from well-established hybrids to hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to EVs to smaller personal mobility devices to conventional petrol and diesel engines. So we’re well placed to move whichever direction the market goes in terms of demand and in terms of infrastructure,” he said.

This isn’t the first time Toyota has made such comments. Evidently, its long-standing position as one of the world’s largest automakers allows it to spend its almost infinite R&D money on developing a host of alternatively-fuelled powertrains, not just one.

“Obviously a fuel-cell revolution isn’t going to be something that just happens overnight, but within our global armoury we have every option covered. Other brands are putting all their eggs in one basket – or haven’t showcased yet their full wares – but we’ve got something to offer, whichever way it goes or whichever way we want to take it,” Coughlan said.

Both Volkswagen and Daimler, and many others, are focusing solely on electric vehicles for the future. However, there are a small handful following Toyota’s lead, including Hyundai, Honda, Kia and Audi, that are working on both hydrogen vehicles and EVs.


  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    We will see, hope we can see hybrid electric fuelcell for the next generation hydrogen cars made by toyota so the car can be charged and works solely on battery or can be moving solely with hydrogen or hybrid between both

  • Timo

    Wait…hasn’t Daimler just presented the GLC F-Cell on the IAA?!

  • Sébastien

    What?! Toyota has Battery EVs ? Never seen them on the road (iQ and iRoad


Want To See The C8 Corvette Up Close? Go To Detroit On July 27

If you’re not invited to the official unveiling, you can wait 9 days – but it’ll cost you 65 bucks.

Pickup Design Creates The Perfect Bike Rack For The Mercedes X-Class

The stylish rack comes with an appropriately, for a Benz, steep price – namely, $5.6k.

2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Shooting Brake Hauls More Than Just Groceries Thanks To 415 HP

The high-performance wagon can rocket from 0-62 mph in just 4.0 seconds.

Buick’s Working On A New Crossover To Slot Between The Envision And Enclave

Buick is gearing up to launch its own version of the GMC Acadia and it could borrow the Envoy name.

2020 Subaru Legacy And Outback Get Minor Price Hike Ahead Of Their Launch This Fall

The redesigned models can be equipped with a new turbocharged engine that produces 260 hp.

Porsche Wants To Fight Carsickness With… VR Entertainment System?

The tech developed with start-up Holoride could become the in-car entertainment system of the future.

Lexus On Schedule To Launch Its Latest Autonomous Tech Next Year

Lexus also says that, moving forward, all of its models will be offered with electrified powertrains.

High-Performance Cadillac CT4- And CT5-V Could Use Carryover Engines

A new report suggests the cars will have a twin-turbo V6 and a supercharged 6.2-liter V8.

Honda’s Working On Sporty Rear-Wheel Drive EVs With A 50:50 Weight Distribution

The company’s new BEV architecture will be launched by 2025 and underpin everything from crossovers to sedans.

Is The Subaru BRZ tS Making A Comeback In The U.S. For The 2020MY?

The tS was first introduced for the 2018 model year with visual changes and a sportier chassis .