Toyota aims to make its factory carbon-neutral by 2035

Tokyo: Toyota Motor aims to make all global plants carbon-neutral by 2035, senior executives said Friday.
Masamichi Okada, Toyota’s Chief Production Officer, said automakers will initially focus on introducing new technologies into processes such as painting, coating and casting.
“In this way, processes with high CO2 emissions focus on reducing CO2 emissions as much as possible, or even reducing CO2 emissions,” Okada told an online media briefing.
“By identifying these areas, we believe we can help focus our resources and reduce the time it takes to reach carbon neutrality,” he said.
Automakers will also consider having reliable on-site and off-site power sources for renewable energy, he added.
German luxury carmaker BMW plans to reach neutral carbon emissions at its Chinese plant by the end of this year, as global automakers are under increasing pressure to reduce emissions, and Ford by 2035. He said he aims to supply locally sourced renewable energy to all plants.
Toyota has stated in recent years that electric vehicles (EVs) will play a major role in reducing emissions, but other solutions, such as successful hybrid vehicles and poorly-selling hydrogen vehicles, will need to be used.
Okada said Toyota is aiming for a variety of options to achieve carbon neutrality, adding that automakers want to work with multiple types of EV models and assemble them at the same time.
“We will leverage the experience and knowledge we have gained over the years,” he said.

Toyota aims to make its factory carbon-neutral by 2035

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