Among its initiatives to make sustainable mobility a reality so that people can coexist in harmony with the environment, Toyota has been concentrating its efforts on developing the ultimate eco-car. Because fossil fuels are finite, energy diversification is essential. At Toyota, we will continue to develop various vehicles, along with our emphasis of conventional vehicles and hybrid vehicles as fundamental core technology while pursuing further advancement. Based on these core technologies, Toyota will develop next-generation vehicles utilizing alternative fuels such as gas fuel, electricity and hydrogen.
As alternatives to petroleum, gas, electricity, and hydrogen will be produced from primary energy sources, including petroleum and sunlight, to drive EVs, PHVs and FCVs. Toyota believes that these next-generation eco-cars will be increasingly utilized in the future for specific applications depending on customer needs and usage mode. Therefore, Toyota is taking a comprehensive approach to developing EVs, PHVs, and FCVs using hybrid technologies as the core.
Cars are likely to continue using petroleum as their main fuel for the time being, but will eventually diversify into using alternative energy sources such as electricity, hydrogen, and biofuels. In the process leading to the ultimate eco-car, having the "right vehicle, for the right place, at the right time" is essential. Therefore, Toyota is positioning hybrid technologies that employ core technologies for components such as the motor, power control unit, and battery as the technologies of the future as it proceeds with the development of future eco-cars.