Greenpeace: Toyota is the most ill-prepared manufacturer for electric and decarbonization

Greenpeace East Asia has released a new report, based on last year’s data, which provides insight into how manufacturers are performing in terms of decarbonization. Of all the major brands, Toyota is the worst performer.

Faced with this not very encouraging scenario, the organization gives some advice to manufacturers to improve their performance.

Hybrid production at Toyota

This is the second time that the Greenpeace East Asia publish the Automatic Environmental Guide. In this report, based on last year's data, it is possible to understand how the main car manufacturers are doing with regard to decarbonization and the production of electric vehicles.

Despite being the world leader in hybrids and Akio Toyoda showing off a series of prototype electric vehicles from Toyota and Lexus, the automaker has done the least for emission-free mobility, according to Greenpeace.

Toyota has set a goal of zero emissions by 2050 and has defined that a third of its global sales will be pure electric vehicles by 2030. The organization criticizes this however, pointing out that the manufacturer has not sales targets for electric vehicles, not yet. decarbonized its supply chain and reduced resource consumption and efficiency. For Greenpeace, the most significant criterion is the first, so the 0.18% of tram sales penalizes the manufacturer's score which reached 10 points out of 100. No other manufacturer has gone further than enough (50 points .)


Along with Toyota, Honda also saw below-average electric adoption rates. Although Nissan has been one of the most important automakers of the past decade, in this regard, its performance has not been praised by Greenpeace either.

General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen are the main manufacturers, with Ford, Hyundai-Kia, Renault and Stellantis positioned in the middle of the table.

Greenpeace Dashboard

In May of this year, seen that Honda, Nissan and Toyota were the least prepared for the electric transition, according to a study now corroborated by the Greenpeace report.

Greenpeace's suggestions for manufacturers to improve their scores

In order to improve their scores on the scoreboard drawn up by Greenpeace, automakers must first accelerate the phase-out of their internal combustion models, including the hybrids, by 2030 in major markets. In Europe, more specifically, this target should be set in 2028.

Second, they must promote the supply of renewable energy as well as reduce the consumption of natural resources, including reuse and recycling. Therefore, they should reduce their overall impact on the environment.

While admitting that this is not the most effective solution, the organization agrees that the hydrogen green should be a resource to use.

green hydrogen

The third point listed by Greenpeace insists on the need to guarantee a sustainable supply of steel, which requires renewable energies. At the same time, he advises reducing the production of SUVs because they demand more of this alloy.

Fourth, the organization calls for a just electric transition that protects workers, and finally, calls for a rethinking of the mobility model, prioritizing carpooling, cycling and walking, rather than human-to-human transport.

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