Unlike its big European competitors like Volkswagen or even Stellantis, Toyota is not rushing to speed up sales of battery vehicles.
The world number one in the automobile industry is certainly pleased to produce and sell a growing number of "electrified" models - 677,000 were sold from April to the end of June - but they are still almost all hybrids non-rechargeable, a technology he launched in 1997 with the Prius.
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Thus, during the quarter, 94% of Toyota's sales of “electrified” vehicles came from its pure hybrids, whose electric motor recharges automatically while driving, giving enough range to travel in town or over short distances without emissions. of CO2.
On long distances, on the other hand, the heat engine takes over.
A technology that Brussels and the European countries assimilate to that of conventional gasoline vehicles in terms of CO2 emissions.
At the same time, the Japanese manufacturer sold
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