Carbon dioxide emissions from Toyota’s UK car range have reached a record low in 2017. Official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show Toyota passenger cars falling to an average figure of 100g/km for the past year from more than 102,000 sales.
The result demonstrates the impact of Toyota’s petrol-electric hybrid range. It is the lowest level yet achieved by Toyota and well below the industry average of 121.04g/km – a figure that marks a slight increase on 2016’s performance.
Over the last 10 years, Toyota have introduced a wide range of hybrid models and with this; carbon emissions have plummeted by almost 31% - it’s hybrid technology has helped cut emissions and improve real-world fuel economy.
Mark Roden, Toyota GB Director of Operations, said “Not so long ago 100g/km was the benchmark manufacturers strived to achieve with their ‘cleanest’ model. Now Toyota has reached that level as an average for its entire model range, including its conventional petrol and diesel engine models.
“This achievement shows how customers concerned about air quality and the environment are turning to our petrol-electric hybrids as a solution that’s practical, reliable and desirable. With hybrids accounting for almost 45% of our UK new car sales, we’re confident that we can reduce our CO2 figures even further.”
The figure for all Toyota GB vehicles is at a new low of 107.4g/km, a reduction of 30% since 2008.