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Cleaner powertrains mean record low CO2 emissions for Toyota

2017 has seen Toyota reach a record low in carbon dioxide emissions. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Toyota passenger cars have fallen to an average of 100g/km over the past year from over 102,000 sales.

The impact of Toyota's latest generation of highly efficient petrol-electric hybrids has been felt far and wide, with the results being the lowest level yet achieved by Toyota and well below the industry average of 121.04g/km. In the last 10 years alone, Toyota’s passenger car tailpipe carbon emissions have plummeted by almost 31%, a decade in which it has steadily introduced its industry-leading hybrid technology to new market segments. At the same time, hybrid efficiency has improved, cutting emissions and improving real-world fuel economy.

Mark Roden, Toyota GB Director of Operations, said: “Not so long ago 100g/km was the benchmark manufacturers strived to achieve with their ‘cleanest’ model. Now Toyota has reached that level as an average for its entire model range, including its conventional petrol and diesel engine models.

“This achievement shows how customers concerned about air quality and are turning to our petrol-electric hybrids as a solution that’s practical, reliable and desirable. With hybrids accounting for almost 45 percent of our UK new car sales, we’re confident that we can reduce our CO2 figures even further.”

Average emissions from Toyota LCVs and Lexus passenger cars also fell during the past year, taking the figure for all Toyota GB vehicles to a new low of 107.4g/km, a reduction of 30 percent since 2008.

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