EV sales double but Toyota lags

Toyota, the largest car maker globally, has remained at the bottom of Greenpeace East Asia’s latest industry ranking for transition to zero-emission vehicles.

General Motors topped the rankings, followed by Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.

Nissan and Honda fell three places, but remined just above Toyota, which received the lowest score for the second year in a row.

“Global sales of electric vehicles more than doubled in 2021, but progress has been uneven. In particular, Toyota, Nissan and Honda are lagging far behind their competitors in the transition to zero-emission vehicles. In 2021, 499 out of every 500 vehicles that Toyota sold were powered by fossil fuels – a shockingly high rate. There is a lot of hype around electric vehicles right now, but the reality on the ground is that traditional automakers are not doing nearly enough to transition to zero-emission vehicles,” said Greenpeace East Asia project lead Ada Kong.

The ranking evaluates the world’s ten largest automakers on their phase-out of combustion engine vehicles, supply chain decarbonisation, and resource reduction and efficiency. The findings are based on Greenpeace analysis of MarkLines data.

All the companies relied heavily on the Chinese market to increase sales of zero-emission vehicles. In the first half of 2022, 96 per cent of General Motors’ zero-emissions vehicles sales occurred in China, compared to just 3 per cent in the US.

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