Low-Emission Vehicles as a Percentage of Total Production
In FY2009, Toyota increased the number of vehicles that meet the Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SU-LEV) level, with 75% less emissions than the 2005 Exhaust Emissions Standards in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism's Approval System for Low-Emission Vehicles. 93.3% of Toyota vehicles produced were certified as meeting the SU-LEV levels, and 100% of all Toyota vehicles produced have been certified U-LEV or better since FY2008. Of gasoline-powered vehicles produced in FY2009, 18 vehicle series in seven of eight new or fully changed models gained new SU-LEV certification, while three vehicle series in one fully changed model were certified SU-LEV, which signify a 50% reduction in exhaust emissions over 2005 exhaust emissions standards.
Percentage of Total Production in FY2008 that Meets the Approval System for Low-emission Vehicles Based on the 2005 Exhaust Emissions Standards
|Category||Reduction level||Percentage of total production|
|50% lower than
standard levels for
|75% lower than
standard levels for
( ) No. of models
FY2009 Vehicles that Meet the Approval System for Low-Emission Vehicles
|Model||No. of models
|No. of models
|Land Cruiser Prado||0||3|
VOC Emissions Volumes in TMC Vehicle Body Painting Processes (Average for All Lines)
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are considered to be one of the causes of photochemical oxidants which contribute photochemical smog. At Toyota, in order to reduce the amount of VOCs emitted during the painting process, less solvent is used in washing processes and a larger percentage is recaptured and deionized water (DI water) is used for washing instead of water borne cleaning solvent. As a result of these VOC reduction programs, total VOC emissions from Toyota body paint lines averaged 23 g/m² in FY2009 (a reduction of 4.7% from the previous fiscal year), which met Toyota's goals.