(VICTORIA, BC – December 5, 2018) Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) has issued a statement regarding the CleanBC plan announced by the British Columbia government today.

“Toyota Canada commends the B.C. government for recognizing bringing the next generation of low emission vehicles to market will require a strong focus on infrastructure development (including hydrogen production and distribution) to encourage the introduction and consumer acceptance of advanced technology vehicles in the province.

B.C. companies have been leaders in this space - particularly in the field of hydrogen research and development - and we look forward to the continued advancement of the sector in the province.

The CleanBC plan announced today will allow Toyota to continue to introduce electrified vehicles to the B.C. market, and we will continue to work closely with the government to decarbonize transportation in B.C. by continuing to provide a range of electrified vehicle options for consumers.

We look forward to bringing vehicles like the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle to B.C. and will continue to build the market presence of our plug-in hybrid electric Prius Prime and our other electrified vehicles.”

 

Stephen Beatty

Vice President, Corporate

Toyota Canada Inc.

 

Toyota led the industry in powertrain innovation with the introduction of the Prius in 1997 and has since sold more than 11 million hybrid electric vehicles globally.  By 2025, every Toyota and Lexus model around the world will be available either as a dedicated electrified model or will have an electrified option.  By 2030, Toyota aims to have annual sales of more than 5.5 million electrified vehicles, including more than 1 million zero-emission vehicles.

Today, Toyota is the number one seller of electrified vehicles in Canada.  Since the launch of the Toyota Prius in 2000, TCI has sold more than 160,000 electrified vehicles across the country.

 

About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over 8 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus 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. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.

 

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Media Contact:

Michael Bouliane
Toyota Canada Inc.
michael_bouliane@toyota.ca