Toyota has achieved their target of 1.5 million electrified vehicle sales in 2017, three years ahead of target. A total of 1.52 electrified vehicles were old in 2017.
The figure marks an 8% increase from the year before, exemplifying continued growth year on year. Accomplishing one of Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050 goals, originally set for 2020. It places Toyota in a good position to reach its next target of 5.5 million electrified vehicle sales a year by 2030.
Shigeki Terashi, Toyota Motor Corporation Executive Vice President commented; “In just over 20 years, we have seen sales of new electrified vehicles increase from less than 500 to more than 1.5 million. This is a testament of faith from our customers in the quality, durability and reliability of our electrified powertrains. Thanks to them, we have established a solid and sustainable foundation for the mass production of a more diverse portfolio of electrified vehicles across our range.”
Since the launch of the Toyota Prius in 2000, the first commercially available hybrid electric powertrain, Toyota has worked at improving the technology. With a full range of hybrid models now available, drivers have a choice between sizes, colours, features and styles. There truly is a hybrid for everyone.
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