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Saturday, September 17, 2022

PIMS: Toyota's HEVs Is Part Of Their Path To Carbon Neutrality


Toyota Motor Philippines, the leader in electrified mobility in the Philippines, unveiled its exhibit headlined by its wide selection of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show at the World Trade Center.

As part of its commitment of contributing to the achievement of carbon neutrality, TMP gave the guests at the motor show the opportunity to view and experience hybrid technology with test drive activities available at the event.

TMP’s Hybrid line up has been empowering Filipinos to switch towards a more sustainable driving. As one of Toyota’s multiple paths to vehicle electrification that lead to the ultimate goal of carbon neutrality, Toyota’s hybrid technology provides practical solution that is readily available and within Filipinos’ reach.

To date, TMP offers multiple variants of HEVs with Corolla Altis, Corolla Cross, Camry, and RAV4—all of which are available for display and test drive at the 8th PIMS.

“The HEVs’ combination of the conventional engine and a self-charging electric motor is still the best, most practical, and affordable choice for Filipinos at this time,” said TMP Senior Vice President and Overall Head of Marketing, Mr. Jose Maria Atienza during Toyota’s opening program at PIMS. “You can expect us to further expand our electrified footprint in the coming years,” he added.

Globally, Toyota, together with Lexus, has already sold 20 million electrified cars to date, with an equivalent contributed global carbon emissions reduction of more than 160 million metric tons.

“Toyota answers the call to make vehicles that are kinder to the environment and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. But we understand that there is no single solution towards Carbon Neutrality. We choose the multi-path approach, exploring various electric vehicle technologies like HEVs, PHEVs, BEVs, FCEVs and even use of Synthetic and Alternative fuels like Hydrogen to realize this goal,” said Atienza.

TMP is proactive in promoting green mobility in the Philippines. In 2009, it introduced the electrification movement in the Philippines with its very first hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), the Prius. Locally, more than 90 percent of electrified vehicles (xEVs) users drive a Toyota or Lexus electrified vehicle.

Aside from its HEVs, TMP is also showcasing its performance cars under the Toyota Gazoo Racing brand - The GR Supra, the GR Yaris and the GR 86.

Toyota Mobility Solutions Philippines Inc., TMP’s new-launched mobility subsidiary, also joins the Toyota exhibition with services such as Fleet Connected Services, Logistics Matching Platform, myTOYOTA Drive PH, myTOYOTA Shuttle, and Kinto One.

The 8th Philippine International Motor Show runs until Sunday, September 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM.

13 comments:

  1. Is there, by any chance, that TMP will release plug-in hybrid electric vehicles soon?

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    1. Toyota is typically coy about future product plans. But they did confirm that the bZ4X is coming to the Philippines. If that's the case, they might skip the PHEV stage and go straight to EVs.

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    2. https://www.carguide.ph/2022/08/toyota-motor-ph-readying-to-bring-evs.html

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    3. 2023 Toyota bZ3 Corolla Cross, Sienta, Voxy, Alphard, bZ CHR, & Harrier will be confirm soon and replace by FJ Cruiser.

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  2. 2023 Toyota bZ3 Corolla Cross, Sienta, Voxy, Alphard, bZ CHR, & Harrier will be confirm soon and replace by FJ Cruiser.

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  3. Toyota is being left behind in the EV race. Western countries are banning ICE within the next 10 years. Hybrid won't cut it in the future.

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    1. Toyota can easily catch up as they've got partnerships with BYD and GAC which are producing EVs.
      Toyota is pushing for hydrogen powered vehicles

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    2. Great Toyota will be a Chinese subsidiary in the future. Regarding hydrogen, everyone has abandoned that technology as best hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles consume more than three times power than an electric vehicle, generate more greenhouse gas emissions and have very high fuel costs

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    3. Toyota already got existing partnerships with FAW and GAC in China for decades

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  4. the COROLLA HYBRID is no longer at TMP's website

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    1. Yup. We removed it from our Price Guide as well, but it was at the show for test drives.

      My hunch is that it'll come back as a GR Sport variant.

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    2. It'll be back as a GR Sport with bodykit similar to the 1.6 Liter V turned into a GR Sport.

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