Toyota Motor Philippines has stepped up its efforts to educate the public on the benefits of vehicle electrification by staging another leg of its Hybrid Campus Tour series in Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong. This whole-day event marks the first time that the All-New Corolla Altis hybrid variant is offered for a public test drive, following its introduction to the Philippine market last September.
A total of 465 students from different fields joined three batches of educational seminars, achieving the highest participation record to date for the Hybrid Campus Tour series since its inception in March 2019. Toyota’s technical experts also gave experiential lessons to the students and faculty through a whole day test drive activity inside the school grounds. Almost 50 students signed up to try out the Prius C and the All-New Corolla Altis hybrid variant.
According to information from manilastandard.net
Toyota plans to begin mass production of electric vehicles in 2020.
It is assumed that electric Toyota will be able to travel on a single charge more than 300 km. The mass electric car will be based on the Corolla sedan platform or the Prius hybrid.
Toyota also plans to independently engage in the development of the production of batteries for electric vehicles.
According to the strategic plan of the concern, Toyota expects to completely abandon cars with harmful emissions by 2050.
Note Toyota has experience in small-scale production of electric vehicles. Back in 1997-2003. Specifically for the California market, the company released about 1,500 electric RAV4 crossovers. In 2012, the experiment was repeated: together with Tesla Motors Toyota developed a new electric car based on the current RAV4 generation at that time, but it was not very successful, so in September 2014 the model was discontinued (2489 second-generation electric RAV4s were assembled) .
The company also continues to develop the direction of hydrogen cars - since 2015, Mirai hydrogen sedan with an engine consuming hydrogen fuel has been produced in small batches.