Toyota PH leads charge in local EV shift  

Toyota PH's EV offerings

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is leading the country’s shift toward sustainable mobility as it currently accounts for 95 percent electric vehicles (xEV) sold for the first half of 2022.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many electric vehicles did Toyota and Lexus sell in the Philippines from January-June 2022?

    The two brands were able to sell 962 units for the first half of the year.
  • What are the electrified Toyota and Lexus models that are available in the country currently?

    The two brands are offering 10 hybrid electric models: Toyota's Corolla Altis, Corolla Cross, Prius, Camry, and RAV 4 and Lexus' IS, ES, LS, NX and RX.
  • The company shared the official figures from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) showing that as of last June 30, 962 of the 1,013 EV units that were sold since the start of the year were Toyota and Lexus models. To note, the two brands offer multiple variants across 10 hybrid electric models: Toyota's Corolla Altis, Corolla Cross, Prius, Camry, and RAV 4 and Lexus' IS, ES, LS, NX and RX.

    Toyota RAV4 HEV

    “Toyota believes in multiple pathways towards gaining speed and scale in achieving Carbon Neutrality. Globally, Toyota offers a wide range of xEVs including Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and the hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) which are being rolled-out to different regions based on the readiness of the market and infrastructure to power these vehicles with clean energy,” TMP shared.

    “As of date, Toyota and Lexus have sold more than 20 million units of their electrified models around the world helping reduce CO2 emissions by more than 160 million metric tons,” it added.

    Lexus RX 450H

    For his part, TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto considers the development a “good sign that the Philippines will soon be making significant contributions to one of the ultimate global goals of vehicle electrification, which is carbon neutrality or net-zero carbon dioxide emissions in transportation.”

    "The positive impact of xEVs can only be observed once we achieve wide-scale adoption of these vehicles," Okamoto said.

    “The exponential growth and the rate of new xEV model introductions in the country are providing Filipino customers more options and easier access to greener technologies. We are optimistic that we can experience the environmental benefits of electrified vehicles with Toyota taking the lead while always ensuring ‘Mobility for All’ where ‘no one is left behind,” he added.

    Lexus ES 300 h

    Further, the company said that its full HEV roster is positioned to offer realistic positive impact to the environment, by way of wider mainstream adoption through easier and more affordable access to the technology. TMP said that HEV is the appropriate mode as of the moment since it does not rely on charging from fossil-based power sources, but generates power through self-charging systems.

    “Our HEVs are gaining wider acceptance and usage in the country, and this started when we launched the Corolla HEV models. One of the electrified variant nameplates our customers are already familiar with (Corolla Altis), and the other, a competitively-priced HEV in an in-demand crossover form (Corolla Cross),” Okamoto expounded, noting that it is currently providing attractive incentives to buyers like the eight-year battery warranty.

    “Looking toward the future, we hope to further expand our xEV line-up and offer more choices for the Philippine market,” Okamoto added. “This is in line with Toyota’s challenge of achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050 and continuing our pioneering role in environmental leadership towards all of society.”

    Photos from Toyota Motor Philippines

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