Hydrogen, at the heart of Toyota’s electrification strategy

FuturENERGY September-October 2020

Hidrógeno, en el corazón de la estrategia de electrificación de Toyota

Toyota, with its Toyota and Lexus brands, is a world leader in commercialising electrified vehicles. Since the company launched its first hybrid electric model in 1997, the Toyota Prius, Toyota has already sold more than 15 million hybrid electric vehicles around the world, of which 300,000 are in Spain, and thus reducing CO2 emissions by more than 120 million tonnes at a global level over the last 20+ years. Toyota’s electric hybrid technology, currently on the market in more than 90 countries and regions worldwide and sold through more than 40 different models, is at the heart of the company´s electrification strategy that will bring a range of battery electric vehicles (BEV) on to the market, including plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV).

Looking towards the future

Aiming at minimising greenhouse gases, such as CO2, and at reducing the emission of polluting gases, such as NOx, Toyota’s electrification journey positions hydrogen at the heart of tomorrow’s society. Hydrogen is an unlimited energy source that can be produced in a sustainable way, is easy to store and transport and can be used in a wide range of different fields: ranging from the transport of goods or people to the heating of homes and buildings.

Toyota has started a journey to shape a future society that will not only be emissions-free, but will connect people, buildings and vehicles within a unique ecosystem, guaranteeing mobility for all. Toyota will start building this prototype city of the future, called Woven City, as from next year onwards.