Toyota aims for carbon neutral plants by 2035

NHK -- Jun 12
Toyota Motor has set a new target date to achieve carbon neutrality at its plants. The company has moved up its plans from 2050 to the year 2035.

The Japanese automaker said on Friday that it is aiming for net zero greenhouse-gas emissions for its global production line. This includes assembly and engine making in a bid to create what Toyota calls "green factories."

The company says it will transition to using more hydrogen and renewable energy. It will also introduce technologies for processes that generate large amounts of carbon dioxide, such as painting.

Toyota says carbon neutrality provides them with an opportunity to fundamentally rethink manufacturing.

The automaker says it plans to develop technologies that lead the industry in a new direction.