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Toyota ranked final amongst world’s high automobile producers for local weather efficiency

Australia’s hottest automotive maker is trailing the pack relating to local weather credentials, based on a report that ranks the world’s high automobile producers.

Toyota scored lowest general for the second yr operating in Greenpeace’s annual Automotive Atmosphere Information for 2022, adopted by Honda and Nissan, which each slipped three locations from final yr’s report.

The rankings are primarily based on the producers’ progress in direction of decarbonising their provide chains, phasing out inner combustion engine (ICE) automobiles, and useful resource discount and effectivity.

In 2021, gross sales of electrical automobiles greater than doubled to over 5 per cent of the worldwide market. Nonetheless, that improve wasn’t evenly distributed throughout all automotive producers, based on immediately’s report.

Within the class of transitioning to “zero-emissions automobiles”, firms had been ranked primarily based on the proportion of their general gross sales that had been absolutely electrical or hydrogen-fuel-cell powered.

Toyota, whose Hilux mannequin is persistently Australia’s highest promoting automotive, bought the bottom variety of absolutely electrical automobiles as a proportion of their general gross sales, out of the highest 10 largest automotive firms globally.

“In 2021, 499 out of each 500 automobiles that Toyota bought had been powered by fossil fuels,” the report stated.

Though Toyota sells a big variety of hybrid automobiles, these automobiles mix an electrical engine with an inner combustion engine and subsequently nonetheless produce emissions, stated Violette Snow, a Greenpeace Australia Pacific campaigner.

“Zero emissions automobiles had been 0.2 per cent of Toyota’s gross sales in 2021,” Ms Snow stated.

A table with figures.
Producers got a ranking primarily based on their phase-out of ICE automobiles, provide chain decarbonisation, and useful resource discount and effectivity.(Provided: Greenpeace)

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