Toyota has assured that it is "too soon" to focus only on electric vehiclesTherefore, the brand expects to have different types of engines in the coming years.
This is how the executive vice president of the company responded, Shigeki terashi, to a question from an investor about why Toyota is taking a different electrification route than Honda, for example, which pointed out that in 2040 all its electric models.
"It's too early to focus on one option", stressed Terashi, who assured that in the years remaining until 2050, different options, including models hybrid and hydrogen fuel cellsThey will have to compete with each other so that the company gets the best options.
This vision differs from other big car companies, which aim to offer only zero-emission models within two decades. However, Toyota remains in its position that non-electric cars will also play a role in the future.
“Some people love battery electric vehicles, but others don't see these technologies as convenient. In the end, what matters is what customers choose ”, Indian Masahiko Maeda, Technology Director of the Japanese firm.