An automobile exhibition in the city of Yokohama focusing on carbon-neutral automobiles and automobile manufacturing companies taking steps to reduce carbon emissions.
The efforts of two of the world’s largest automobile production companies, TOYOTA and ISUZU, have attracted attention.
“Toyota presents carbon neutrality as an important theme. As you can see, we present the exhibition on electric vehicles using electricity and the fuel cell car using hydrogen. Regarding carbon neutrality, for example, electric vehicles and electric cars are attracting a lot of attention at the moment, but Toyota uses carbon neutral fuel other than electric car, for example, e-fuel, etc. Currently, Toyota does not restrict its options, so the electric car is important, but we think it’s also important to manage fuel and carbon neutral fuel is also important,” said Kenji Matsunaga, TOYOTA Motor.
ISUZU announced its environmental vision and made efforts to develop fuel and electric vehicle and self-driving technologies as well as the latest car.
“We have developed a carbon-neutral strategy for carbon neutralization in 2050. By 2025, we will review certain vehicles and technologies and begin mass production. Also, as a medium-term goal to expand the range, we will increase the mass production sales of electric vehicles such as battery electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles and hybrid cars in major models in 2030. At the same time, we aim to establish a comprehensive lineup to meet this requirement by 2040, and we are currently monitoring with the cooperation of our customers to launch the market. We have been conducting a demonstration experiment on the self-driving bus with cooperation at Fukuoka Airport since March this year. While examining the autonomous bus technology, we are carrying out verification for the realization of future social implementation. We will also strive to solve various pro social issues, including labor shortage caused by declining birth rate and aging population,” said Yumi Oide, ISUZU Motors.
“The Mu-X, which is on display in this exhibition, is an SUV (sports utility vehicle). It combines the great on-road capability and durability of the D-MAX pickup and has evolved into a product that has been supported by many customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including Thailand (product county), ASEAN and Australia.It has developed as a product supported by many customers.It registers better achievements compared to before the corona pandemic. It has developed as a product supported by many customers. It has better performance compared to before the corona pandemic,” Oide added.
The world’s leading Japanese automakers will contribute to the future of automotive society with their carbon-neutral approach.