What is Toyota’s strategy for electric cars? It depends on where you live

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Toyota motor corp., said that by 2030, half of the global sales will be a hybrid or electric vehicle, join such big carmakers general motors and Volkswagen, the automakers are making great promise for the future.
Asia’s biggest car maker has been 20 years ago with the Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius) new situation was created in hybrid cars, hybrid cars long ago as a “bridge technology” of hydrogen fuel cells, the pure electric vehicles as impractical and costly. But the future of Toyota’s hydrogen will be slow, and plug-in cars now look more viable, as battery technology and costs have risen and the government has pushed for stricter emissions regulations.
Therefore, Toyota found themselves caught up in the electric vehicle, which is why it held a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, declared to expand the cooperation with panasonic, develop prisms batteries for electric cars in the future.
“Electrification is an important part of the car industry’s once-in-a-lifetime transformation,” says Mr Toyoda. “he admits that electric cars are a bit late.” “To make better cars, we need to work with professional battery manufacturers,” he said.
Many carmakers have vowed to be all-electric throughout the series. Gm, for example, has said high sales are the secret to making money on electric cars. “We are committed to a comprehensive future,” said Mary Barra, gm’s chief executive. Meanwhile, Volkswagen plans to invest about $40 billion over the next five years for electric cars, self-driving cars and mobile services. It plans to produce at least one of 300 or 300 types of electric or hybrid versions of electric or hybrid versions worldwide by 2030.
But Toyota is taking a more regional approach to electrification, tailoring products to specific countries based on consumer preferences and regulatory requirements.
In Japan, for example, it makes sense to develop hydrogen-powered cars in the absence of natural resources. In Europe, 40% of Toyota’s sales are hybrids, compared with 10% in America. Toyota spokesman Scott tile praise (Scott Vazin) said that although the battery-powered cars are likely to see more, but the focus of the us market is still a hybrid car, because Toyota have confidence can mainly through hybrid vehicles to meet regulatory requirements. “In China, things are different, and we know we need electric vehicles (BEV),” he said. He was referring to China’s plan to ban petrol-powered vehicles by 2030.
By 2030, auto makers hope to sell 4.5 million hybrid and plug-in hybrids a year, he said, selling 1 million electric vehicles and fuel-cell vehicles each year.
Instead of betting on battery-powered cars, “we’re trying to focus on what the customer wants”.

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