Toyota criticized for ranking worst for climate change in 2 consecutive years
The automobile company lagged behind its competitors.
Toyota has been ranked low for 2 consecutive years it terms of climate preservation efforts. According to a report ranking the world’s vehicle manufacturers, the automobile company lagged behind its competitors.
Greenpeace’s annual Automotive Environment Guide for 2022 has graded Toyota as the worst for 2 years back to back. Moreover, Nissan came 3rd and Honda was ranked 2nd to the last spots.
The report graded the cars on the basis of the manufacturers‘ efforts in phasing out internal combustion engines (ICE), increasing efficiency, decreasing natural resource consumption and decarbonization of chains.
The category of switching to zero-emissions vehicle graded the automakers as the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCV) sales and the percentage of their total electric vehicle (EV). Despite Toyota being the largest company by hybrid electrical vehicle (HEV) sales volume, it still sold the least pure HEVs and EVs among the world’s top 10 automakers.
A study has also emphasized on how Honda, Nissan and Toyota are at the greatest risk of facing climate change irregularities among all the car manufactures based on the geographical locations where they offer facilities. These three are at a higher chance of facing water shortages, excessive hurricanes, floods, and very high temperatures.
The three automobile manufactures have responded to the study by stating that it is aware of the climate change crisis and has worked on a ‘disaster-resilient supply chain.’ However, there is a lot of criticism on the three automakers for their slow pace in adapting to EVs.
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