Toyota Kirloskar Motor has organised an exclusive explanation, demonstration and driving experience of Electrified Vehicle Technologies – Hydrogen (Mirai), Hybrid (Aqua & Camry) and Electric (eQ) at National Stadium in New Delhi from December 5-6, 2019. This event has exhibited Toyota’s green technology with globally acclaimed electrified vehicles such as Toyota EQ (Battery Electric Vehicle), Toyota Aqua and Toyota Camry (Strong Hybrid Vehicle) and Toyota Mirai (Fuel Cell Vehicle).
It was attended by Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel and Naveen Soni, Vice President – Toyota Kirloskar Motor and other senior government officials and dignitaries from TKM.
Dharmendra Pradhan, said, “With increased popularity of urban transport and hazardous air pollution, it has become imperative for auto makers to develop economical, innovative and sustainable solutions towards achieving greener and safer mobility ecosystem in the country. We believe that a sustainable transport system is a key driver of sustainable urban development. We are happy that OEM’s like Toyota Kirloskar Motor are focused towards creating a cleaner, greener and better tomorrow with their ever better cars.”
Toyota globally believes that the electrification of vehicles is required to reduce CO2 emissions. Toyota being a pioneer in promoting xEVs (BEV, Strong HEVs, PHEV, FCV) technologies globally, launched the world’s first EV ‘RAV-4’ with nickel-metal hydride battery in 1996, the world’s first mass produced Strong hybrid vehicle ‘Prius’ in 1997 and the Fuel cell vehicle ‘Mirai’ in 2014. Currently, Toyota’s electrified vehicles, and mainly the HVs that have become the most popular globally, are loved by customers all over the world.
Shekar Viswanathan – Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “The society we live in gets almost all of its energy from oil and other fossil fuels. We have to be very careful in using resources to save energy resources and reduce emissions. We are committed to the vision of a greener tomorrow and are focused towards the Society and Environment through Toyota’s Global Environment Challenge 2050. Having sold 14 million units of EV, we have achieved a CO2 Emission Reduction of 113 million tons globally. As one of the world’s leading car manufacturers, we take seriously our responsibility to help protect the environment. That means creating vehicles which have as little impact as possible on the natural world around us. It is not just a matter how they perform when they are driven on the road; we believe it is just as important to find cleaner, sustainable ways of making vehicles and disposing of them when they reach the end of their useful life.”