Toyota slams ‘electric-car only’ extremists again, says there are multiple ways to reduce emissions

A Toyota Australia executive has accused electric-car lobbyists of manufacturing “nothing more than media releases”, as the auto giant doubles down on its pledge that no motorist should be left behind in the drive to reduce vehicle emissions.

A senior Australian executive at Japanese car giant Toyota – the biggest seller of motor vehicles in Australia and globally – has launched his second spray in 12 months on extremist electric-car lobby groups that believe battery power is the best solution for all motorists.

In a briefing to media in Melbourne this week on future plans for new diesel, hybrid and electric cars, Toyota Australia sales and marketing boss Sean Hanley slammed special interest groups that accuse Toyota of falling behind, or intentionally slowing the roll-out of electric vehicles.

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