TOKYO, Dec. 3 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) has said all sales of new vehicles in Western Europe will be zero-emission models by 2035, as the world’s largest automaker complies with the rules more stringent emissions in the region.
By 2030, at least half of Toyota’s model lineup will be zero-emission, including electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen fuel cell cars, Toyota said in a press release Thursday.
Toyota, like other automakers, is launching a slew of electric cars to meet stricter emissions regulations in key markets such as Western Europe.
Unlike some automakers, however, it has not made a commitment to completely ditch gasoline cars, arguing that some areas are not yet ready for a switch to EVs or other alternative propulsion technologies.
Toyota said sales of electrified vehicles, such as electric vehicles and hybrid cars, would help increase vehicle sales in the region to around 1.3 million units in 2022, from 1.07 million this year. year.
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