At the Geneva auto show 2019 Vice-President of the European sector of Toyota, Gerald Killmann explained why Japan’s largest automaker does not want to follow the modern trend in the production of electric vehicles, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Hvilya.
According to him, therefore, the company seeks…to produce more “green” cars.
At first glance, such a review is contrary to logic. However, as we know, the Japanese – people from another planet, and their actions are not always obvious motivation.
It turns out that the automaker believes that, first, the production of all-electric vehicles brings less benefit to the environment and to humans than the issue of hybrids.
According to Killman, at the moment, the company is able to produce batteries only for 28 000 electric cars per year. But, the same production capacity is sufficient for the production of 1.5 million hybrid cars.
According to the research Corporation, the sale of 1.5 million hybrids reduce harmful emissions by one-third more than selling just 28,000 electric cars. And so, it is better to produce millions of hybrids than sinking money and time in production of electric trains.
Secondly, in the opinion of management of Toyota, today’s consumers are more intent to buy cars, who have the ability to switch from battery power to traditional fuel. So motorists feel more confident, for not afraid to stay somewhere on the road without the ability to recharge with electricity.
And finally third, Toyota believes that its used in cars Nickel-metal-hydride batteries (NiMH) better than Li-ion.
First – they are cheaper, and second, significantly slower degraded.
The proof is that in many cities around the world taxi drivers prefer to work on hybrid vehicles of Toyota and not the fully electric Tesla and Nissan.