Toyota, Honda and Nissan’s carbon reduction efforts are lagging behind, Greenpeace study finds

Toyota, Honda and Nissan’s carbon reduction efforts are lagging behind, Greenpeace study finds


Greenpeace ranked Toyota last in the top 10 automakers by sales volume – it scored the same last year – and said zero-emission cars accounted for less than 1% of the company’s sales, and noted slow progress in reducing the supply chain. .

In December, Toyota raised its annual sales target for all-electric vehicles from 2 million units to 3.5 million units by 2030, but that is not enough, said Daniel Read, who oversees the climate and energy campaign at Greenpeace Japan.

“Fundamentally, compared to other global car manufacturers, they are very far behind,” Mr Read said.

The standard measured progress in phasing out internal combustion engines, decarbonizing the supply chain and reducing and improving resource efficiency.

A Toyota spokesperson said in a statement that the company is working to reduce CO2 emissions as quickly as possible, adding that it will continue to “make every effort to provide more options for (battery electric vehicles) and more transmission vehicles to our customers around the world.” “

Some green investors and environmental groups have said the company should move faster to introduce electric vehicles (or “battery electric”), instead of sticking to the internal combustion engine in hybrids.

Toyota launched its first mass-produced electric vehicle, the bZ4X SUV, in May, but it was recalled less than two months later due to the risk of the wheels coming off. However, the company said last week that it will invest up to 730 billion yen in Japan and the United States to make batteries for electric vehicles.

Nissan and Honda finished 8th and 9th respectively, both dropping three places from last year’s standings.

Greenpeace said Honda does not have a road map to achieve the goals, including making zero-emission cars and cell cars 100% of new sales. He also said that sales of zero-emission cars have not increased significantly for Nissan, which was seen as a pioneer in the all-electric car market with the Leaf.

A Honda spokesman said the company will continue to strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. A Nissan spokesman declined to comment on the report but said the company will continue to accelerate efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. electricity supply.

General Motors Co maintained the top spot.