Toyota Canada Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

TORONTO, ON., (December 10, 2014) – Toyota Canada is marching on a clear path– a path filled with smaller and smaller carbon footprints.


Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. launched a $27 million Combined Heat and Power initiative at the Cambridge plant to reduce demand on local and provincial power grids; as part of the project, a greenhouse is being constructed to tap the heat produced by the cogeneration project to produce vegetables for local nonprofit organizations.


Toyota and Lexus hybrids have saved Canadians almost 260 million litres of fuel and helped avoid over 600,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. With the greatest variety of powertrains among all manufacturers, Toyota Canada is now offering Camry Hybrid as an option for consumers, which is being manufactured at a plant in Kentucky that is soon to be powered in part by green electricity.


At Toyota’s aluminum wheel manufacturer in Delta, British Columbia, 6,300 cubic metres of natural gas have been saved in the last 12 months, thanks to creative thinking on how materials are melted.


To learn more about how Toyota’s environmental leadership is anything but a carbon copy, have a look at the carbon section of the 2014 North American Environmental Report.



About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada, Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships.  Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.  Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid and just celebrated production of its 6 millionth vehicle.



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