Toyota gives battle to the world of electrification

Toyota gives battle to the world of electrification

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Japanese Toyota has decided to resist global electrification trends, autonews.com reports. The brand will unite like-minded people around itself in the face of Subaru, Mazda, Kawasaki and Yamaha.

The Japanese demonstrate a real samurai resistance to modern trends that are set by the Western countries and China. However, Toyota is confident that the end has not yet come for internal combustion engines. Moreover, the company refused to sign the recently adopted UN agreement banning the sale of ICE vehicles by 2040.

In its official statement, Toyota justified this approach by caring for customers, allegedly they do not intend to limit buyers in the choice of power plants, and are ready to offer gasoline, hydrogen and electric engines. So, now, together with Mazda, work is underway on a 1.5-liter Skyactiv-D engine running on biodiesel. Subaru is exploring the possibility of producing synthetic biomass fuels, while Yamaha and Kawasaki are contemplating a hydrogen propulsion system for their motorcycles.

Nevertheless, Toyota is not going to abandon the development of electric vehicles. The Toyota bZ4X crossover should become a global model and impose competition on Tesla Model Y. Strictly speaking, the only advantage over the American here will be the obviously lower price.

It should be noted that the company has every chance in the field of hydrogen engines, since the Japanese have achieved some success in this segment with the Toyota Mirai model. Almost the only drawbacks of the car are the underdeveloped infrastructure and high operating costs.

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