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June 23, 2022

Toyota Motor Philippines Expands Use Of Solar Power For Vios, Innova Manufacturing

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is accelerating its ‘Plant Carbon Neutrality’ target by 15 years from the originally planned 2050 to 2035. This is in alignment with the new target of Toyota Motor Corporation to reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of all its manufacturing plants.

The Santa Rosa, Laguna plant, where the Toyota Vios and Innova are being assembled recently saw the expansion of its rooftop-mounted solar facility. In 2019, they unveiled a 1-megawatt system which has been expanded by another 0.46 megawatts.

As its major thrust towards carbon neutrality, TMP’s minimum Renewable Energy (RE) ratio now stands at 18 percent. With as much as 2 million kilowatt-hours of derivable clean energy per year, TMP’s onsite RE will contribute to 7 to 10 percent of the total energy requirement for manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations.

TMP invested over P 94 million for the 1.46-megawatt Solar Array project. As a result, the their emissions will be reduced by as much as 1,400 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent to planting 2.9 million trees over 20 years.

“For TMP, I am confident to say that Plant Carbon Neutrality by 2035 is possible. We have 13 years left before our deadline, and we are working continuously to achieve 100 percent RE by also exploring offsite power sources,” TMP president Atsuhiro Okamoto said.

Through TEC 2050, TMP also aims at reducing indirect emissions that occur in its value chain. TMP implements process improvement activities in logistics operations from the transportation of parts to the delivery of vehicles to the dealerships. To date, there are eight suppliers and 26 Toyota dealers that have also invested in RE facilities or entered into RE purchase agreements. Moreover, TMP has the widest line-up of Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) models which provides eco-friendly mobility options to customers.


  1. This development is interesting. Possibly, they're upgrading the Santa Rosa plant for local DNGA vehicles production, given the added energy requirements? (and their installation of additional solar panels, seems plausible.)

  2. Hope Toyota Ph will be able to catch up and lead the Philippines when it comes to electromobility. Bring in more variants of EV like PHEV, BEV, and FCEV.


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