© Reuters. File photo: A view of the dashboard of Toyota’s ultra-compact BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan, October 24, 2019. REUTERS / Edgar Su
Tokyo (Reuters)- Toyota Motor (NYSE:) Corp said that by 2035, all new car sales in Western Europe will be zero-emission models because the world’s largest automaker complies with stricter emission regulations in the region.
Toyota said in a press release on Thursday that by 2030, at least half of Toyota’s models will achieve zero emissions, including electric vehicles (EV) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Like other automakers, Toyota is launching a series of electric vehicles to meet stricter emission regulations in major markets such as Western Europe.
However, unlike some automakers, it has not promised to completely abandon gasoline vehicles, believing that certain regions are not yet ready to switch to electric vehicles or other alternative propulsion technologies.
Toyota said that sales of electric vehicles such as electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles will help increase vehicle sales in the region from 1.07 million this year to around 1.3 million in 2022.