Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) has inaugurated its second production line for the latest generation of the 1.5L TNGA engine which, together with the electric hybrid transmission also produced at TMMP, powers the Toyota Yaris, the Car of the Year 2021 as well as the Yaris Cross. This is the sixth production line for electric hybrid drives that Toyota has installed in Poland in the last three years.
This transformation is driven by two factors: Toyota’s commitment to carbon neutrality and increasing customer demand for affordable carbon-reducing hybrid vehicles.
Towards the goal of zero-emission mobility, Toyota is preparing a full line-up of battery electric vehicles. In Europe, the company aims to be ready to reduce tailpipe emissions of its new car sales by 100% by 2035, provided the charging or refuelling infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles is available and customer demand follows. In the meantime, hybrid vehicles can reduce CO2 emissions significantly, and indeed, hybrid sales have been very strong for Toyota and Lexus across Europe – enabling Toyota Motor Europe to increase its market share whilst posting industry-leading fleet CO2 reduction.
Marvin Cooke, Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Europe: “We have continued to refine our hybrid technology and offer it in an ever-wider range of vehicles at accessible prices. As a result, Toyota leads in CO2 reductions, and Toyota customers have been able to start their carbon reduction journey without delay.”