(TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN – February 1, 2018) When it comes to global environmental leadership, the number of vehicles that customers buy around the world have a greater impact than the number of concept cars launched at motor shows. Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that it reached a major milestone in annual sales of electrified powertrains in 2017 with over 1.52 million sold worldwide. The figure was an increase of eight percent over the prior record set in 2016, marking back-to-back years of growth and accomplishing one of Toyota’s Environmental Challenge 2050 targets, selling more than 1.5 million electrified vehicles in a single year, three years in advance of the original target set for 2020. Additionally, cumulative sales of electrified vehicles now exceed 11.47 million, which represents a reduction of more than 90 million tons of CO2 compared to sales of equivalent conventional vehicles.

“In just over 20 years, we have seen electrified new vehicle sales increase from under 500 sales to more than 1.5 million sales,” said Shigeki Terashi, executive vice president, Toyota Motor Corporation. “This is a testament from our customers to the quality, durability and reliability of our electrified powertrains, and, thanks to them, has led us to establish a solid and sustainable foundation for mass producing a more diverse portfolio of electrified vehicles across our range moving forward.”

Since the introduction of its first commercially available electrified powertrain on the Prius in Japan in 1997, Toyota has worked at improving the technology as the basis for its electrification efforts, having launched first mass-produced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, the Mirai, in 2014, the fourth generation of the Prius in 2016, and the second-generation Prius Plug-In Electric Vehicle in 2017. The company will continue the development and diversification of electrified vehicles as it now turns its sights to include the mass production of battery electric vehicles from 2020, starting in China and India, followed by Japan, the United States and Europe. Toyota also aims to further expand sales of hybrid electric vehicles in emerging markets to further contribute to lowering CO2 from new vehicles sales worldwide.

The efforts to improve and increase the diversity of electrified power train options is tied directly to Toyota’s ‘Environmental Challenge 2050’, wherein the company aims to achieve annual electrified vehicle sales of 5.5 million units by 2030, as announced in December 2017. To achieve its goal, Toyota unveiled plans to have 10 BEV models available worldwide by the early 2020s, and from around 2025, the company aims to have an electrified version available for all vehicle models across its global lineup.

Reference: Environmental Challenge 2050 (announced in October 2015)

New Vehicles Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge: Reducing global average new-vehicle CO2 emissions by 90 percent by 2050 (compared to Toyota's 2010 global average)

  • Achieving annual global sales of over 30,000 fuel cell vehicles around or after 2020. In Japan, selling at least 1,000 fuel cell vehicles per month (well in excess of 10,000 per year)
     
  • Beginning sales of fuel cell buses in small numbers by early 2017, focusing on Tokyo; preparing to sell over 100 fuel cell buses ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
     
  • Achieving sales of 1.5 million hybrids annually and 15 million hybrids cumulatively by 2020
     
  • Reducing average CO2 emissions from new vehicles by more than 22 percent by 2020 (compared to Toyota's 2010 global average)
     

 

Toyota Electrified Vehicle Sales                           Based on TMC data (Unit = 1,000 vehicles)

 

Global

 

Cumulative

 

Japan

North America

Europe

Other

1993-1996

0.1

0.1

0.1

1997

0.4

0.4

0.5

1998

18.1

17.7

0.4

18.6

1999

15.6

15.3

0.3

34.2

2000

19.2

12.6

5.9

0.7

53.4

2001

37.1

18.5

16.1

2.3

0.2

90.5

2002

41.7

20.0

20.7

0.8

0.2

132.2

2003

53.5

27.2

25.0

0.9

0.4

185.7

2004

134.7

68.7

56.0

8.1

1.9

320.4

2005

234.9

58.5

150.0

23.4

3.1

555.3

2006

312.5

72.4

197.6

36.0

6.5

867.9

2007

429.4

82.0

287.8

49.0

10.7

1297.3

2008

429.7

104.4

255.0

57.8

12.6

1727.0

2009

530.1

251.1

205.3

54.7

19.0

2257.1

2010

690.2

392.2

195.9

70.2

31.9

2947.3

2011

629.0

316.4

185.1

82.8

44.7

3576.3

2012

1219.3

678.0

344.9

106.9

89.5

4795.6

2013

1280.3

679.1

359.3

152.9

89.0

6075.9

2014

1267.3

684.3

324.7

171.8

86.5

7343.2

2015

1204.5

633.6

283.0

200.9

87.1

8547.7

2016

1402.7

678.7

267.3

285.4

171.3

9950.4

2017

1520.7

658.6

246.3

392.3

223.5

11471.0

Total

 

5469.8

3426.6

1696.1

878.7

 


2017CY Sales of Toyota Electrified Passenger Vehicles               Based on TMC data(Unit = 1,000 vehicles)

Vehicle name

 

Global

 

Japan

North America

Europe

Other

Prius

218.6

116.6

68.6

11.1

22.3

Prius α / Prius v / Prius +

38.5

17.6

11.7

7.4

1.7

Aqua / Prius c

149.3

131.6

14.7

-

3

Camry Hybrid

63.3

18.9

23.6

-

20.8

Alphard Hybrid1

9.3 

8.9

-

-

0.4

Auris Hybrid

88.2

2.9

-

78.9

6.3

Vitz Hybrid / Yaris Hybrid

130.9

27.9

-

100.9

2.2

Avalon Hybrid

5 

- 

5 

- 

(20 units) 

Highlander Hybrid / Kluger Hybrid2

18.3 

-

18.3

-

(7 units)

RAV4 Hybrid

120.9

-

57.2

57.2

6.5

C-HR Hybrid

191.6

96.7

-

90.1

4.8

Corolla Hybrid

58.5

- 

-

-

58.5

Levin Hybrid

40.5

-

-

-

40.5

Vellfire Hybrid

5.7

5.7

-

-

-

SAI

2

2

-

-

-

Estima Hybrid / Previa Hybrid

4

4

-

-

-

Harrier Hybrid

9.1

9.1

-

-

-

Crown Hybrid

17.5 

17.5

-

-

-

Corolla Axio Hybrid

11.5

11.5

-

-

-

Corolla Fielder Hybrid

23.9

23.9

-

-

-

Voxy Hybrid

25.2

25.2

-

-

-

Noah Hybrid

19.7

19.7

-

-

-

Esquire Hybrid

24.3

24.3

-

-

-

Sienta Hybrid

36.9

36.8

-

-

0.1

JPN TAXI

1.5

1.5

-

-

-

Lexus LS 600h / LS 600hL / LS 500h

4.7 

4.3

-

0.1

0.3

Lexus GS 450h / GS 300h

5.7

3

0.1

1.3

1.3

Lexus RX 400h / RX 450h

30.9

6.4

9

7.7

7.7

Lexus HS 250h

0.8

0.8

-

-

-

Lexus CT 200h

27.6

3.6

5

8.6

10.4

Lexus ES 300h

34.2

-

5.7

-

28.5

Lexus IS 300h

10.1

4.2

-

5.3

0.6

Lexus NX 300h

35.2

4.7

3.7

19.5

7.3

Lexus RC 300h

1.7

0.5

-

1.2

(3 units)

Lexus LC 500h

1.6

1.1

0.1

0.3

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prius PHV / Prius Prime

51 

26.7

21.7

2.5

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirai

2.7

0.8

1.8

0.1

-


Cumulative Sales of Toyota Electrified Passenger Vehicles Based on TMC data (Unit = 1,000 vehicles)

Vehicle name

 

Global

 

Japan

North America

Europe

Other

Prius

3984.6

1812.8

1751.2

299.1

121.4

Prius α / Prius v / Prius +

671.2

446.4

173.1

43.8

7.9

Aqua / Prius c

1380.1

1154.5

192.7

-

32.9

Camry Hybrid

674.5

75.6

419.1

-

179.7

Alphard Hybrid1

83.5 

80.5

-

-

3.0

Auris Hybrid

459.6

9.4

-

427.6

22.7

Vitz Hybrid / Yaris Hybrid

425.3

27.9

-

388.9

8.5

Avalon Hybrid

59.8 

- 

59.7 

- 

0.1 

Highlander Hybrid / Kluger Hybrid2

173.8 

3.4

168.7

-

1.7

RAV4 Hybrid

221.9

-

109.9

101.2

10.8

C-HR Hybrid

200.5

98.9

-

96.8

4.8

Corolla Hybrid

102.2

- 

-

-

102.2

Levin Hybrid

67.5

-

-

-

67.5

Vellfire Hybrid

44.5

44.5

-

-

-

SAI

102.1

102.1

-

-

-

Estima Hybrid / Previa Hybrid

123.6

123.6

-

-

(33 units)

Harrier Hybrid

77.5

77.5

-

-

-

Crown Hybrid

171.7 

171.7

-

-

-

Crown Mild Hybrid3

6.5

6.5

-

-

-

Corolla Axio Hybrid

67.9

67.9

-

-

-

Corolla Fielder Hybrid

157.7

157.7

-

-

-

Voxy Hybrid

118.0

118.0

-

-

-

Noah Hybrid

90.5

90.5

-

-

-

Esquire Hybrid

90.4

90.4

-

-

-

Sienta Hybrid

113.7

113.3

-

-

0.4

JPN TAXI

1.5

1.5

-

-

-

Lexus LS 600h / LS 600hL / LS 500h

46.8 

33.2

3.1

4.9

5.7

Lexus GS 450h / GS 300h

64.0

28.1

7.3

18.9

9.7

Lexus RX 400h / RX 450h

391.6

50.2

181.7

111.1

48.7

Lexus HS 250h

68.9

46.5

22.3

-

0.1

Lexus CT 200h

316.3

59.1

99.8

78.1

79.4

Lexus ES 300h

175.4

-

65.7

0.4

109.2

Lexus IS 300h

68.3

26.8

-

32.9

8.5

Lexus NX 300h

123.0

25.0

10.2

59.8

28.0

Lexus RC 300h

7.2

4.4

-

2.8

(13 units)

Lexus LC 500h

1.6

1.1

0.1

0.3

(58 units)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prius PHV / Prius Prime

128.9 

48.8

66.8

13.1

0.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAV4 EV

1.8

0.4

1.4

-

-

eQ

(39 units)

(19 units)

-

-

(20 units)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mirai

5.3

2.1

2.9

0.2

-

 

1Production ceased in 2008 and production of a new model started in 2011;

2Kluger Hybrid (for the Japanese market) production ceased in 2007;

3Crown Royal production ceased in 2003, Crown Sedan production ceased in 2008;

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the global mobility company that introduced the Prius hybrid-electric car in 1997 and the first mass-produced fuel cell sedan, Mirai, in 2014. Headquartered in Toyota City, Japan, Toyota has been making cars since 1937. Today, Toyota proudly employs 370,000 employees in communities around the world. Together, they build around 10 million vehicles per year in 29 countries, from mainstream cars and premium vehicles to mini-vehicles and commercial trucks, and sell them in more than 170 countries under the brands Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.