Most car manufacturers have already started the necessary actions to gradually electrify their rangeespecially in Europe, presenting more and more more EVs.
THE Toyota participates in this trend, especially lately, with presentations of various prototypes. However, the chairman of the board of the company and former president and CEO, Akio Toyodabelieves that the EV they are not the future of motoring. THE Japanese stated that the global automotive industry should controlled by consumersand not from policy or them regulations.
“With 1 billion people in the world to live without electricityto limit their choices and deny them the ability to travel by building expensive cars, definitely not the right choice», he pointed out during a recent corporate event.
According to his predictions Japanesethe electric vehicles they will not be able to conquer a percentage that will exceed 30% of the world marketwith “engines (internal combustion engines), undoubtedly, to remain” as he mentioned.
It is also known that the Toyota is an advocate of heat engines and has repeatedly argued that they can continue to exist, if the use of alternative fuels becomes widespread. The Japanese automaker is working on the development new products that use such technologies, as for example the use of hydrogen as a fuel. In addition, it continues to put a lot of weight on hybrid powertrains.
Last June, the Toyota present the hydrogen powered GR H2 Racing Conceptwith which he will compete in Le Mans in 2026while the tests with the racing Corolla that uses hydrogen as fuel they continue.
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