Long Island Toyota is going greener. A new environmental plan will change the course of its hybrids by 2012 with environmentally friendly vehicles.
Online PR News – 01-October-2010 – – Long Island Toyota and other Toyota dealers across the country are increasing their efforts to go green, as the world’s biggest automaker recently discussed another Environmental Action Plan, which starts in 2011.
Toyota dealers across the world, including Long Island Toyota, intend to increase the sales of vehicles that are hybrid electric.
In 2012, Toyota aims to unveil its first hybrid vehicle that is plug-in, as well as sell at least 10,000 in the first year. In the same year, Toyota will also introduce a vehicle that is battery electric. This vehicle will be specifically designed for use in the city.
The Prius is currently the world’s leading hybrid electric vehicle. Toyota has sold over a million unit hybrids in Japan, as well as over 2.5 million worldwide. In the first half of 2010, Toyota sold more than 80,000 Priuses in the United States.
Toyota aims to have annual hybrid sales reach 1 million units. They will also strive to reach 5 million units in cumulative sales in the first half of this decade.
Toyota Motor Corporation’s environmental ideologies include being more resourceful when manufacturing vehicles, as well making their manufacturing process more environmentally sensitive.
In 2010, Toyota will cut down a significant percentage of its total manufacturing emissions, as well as reduce waste in the company’s production in Japan.
Toyota will reduce the use of harmful organic chemical compounds found in the body paint of its vehicles, and increase the use of recycled and ecological materials.
Long Island Toyota, together with the efforts of Toyota dealers across the country, will also encourage practices that are environmentally friendly, such as saving water and recycling.