TOKYO – Many parts of the world are not ready for zero-emission vehicles, that’s why Toyota Motor Corp The world’s largest automaker said on Thursday it had not signed a pledge to phase out fossil fuel-powered cars this week by 2040.
Six major automakers, including Synthetic engine, Ford, Sweden Volvo Cars and Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, has signed the Glasgow Declaration on Zero-Emissions Cars and Trucks, as well as several countries including India.
A Toyota spokesperson told Reuters that where power and charging infrastructure, economics and customer readiness, “we’re ready to accelerate and help support the right zero-emission vehicles.” .”
“However, in many regions of the world such as Asia, Africa, the Middle East … an environment is suitable for promoting full zero emissions “We think it will take longer to make progress…so we are unlikely to commit to a joint statement at this stage,” the spokesperson said.
According to a study published by the Munich Mobility Show in April, there is a large global disparity in tram ownership.
Sales are skyrocketing in the European Union, China and the United States.
But accumulating tram registered to 2020 in South America, with a population of more than 420 million, less than 18,000 people.
And registered in Africa, home to 1.2 billion people, only in South Africa and a total of only 1,509 cars until 2020.
Volkswagen also said progress on electric vehicle adoption would “varies by region,” and Chief Executive Herbert Diess rejected the zero-emissions pledge at a conference on Wednesday.
“It may still be reasonable to use synthetic fuel cars in Latin America by 2035,” says Diess.