SUSTAINABILITY

Product Innovation

Our goal is to create mobility solutions that are safe, environmentally friendly and fun to drive. Over the last 12 months, we’ve focused our efforts on working towards zero emissions and ensuring all vehicles consistently meet our high standards of safety.

Creating sustainable products

Our supply chain

Our supply chain

We expect all our suppliers, here and overseas, to uphold certain social and environmental standards

Vehicle lifecycle

Vehicle lifecycle

We’re investing heavily in the redesign of our products and processes to minimise their life-cycle impact

Product safety

Product safety

It's our priority to recall and rectify all vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall campaign.

Hybrid vehicles

Hybrid vehicles (HVs) combine a highly fuel-efficient conventional engine with an electric motor to reduce petrol costs and CO2 emissions. Toyota has pioneered this technology and has sold over 10 million Hybrid cars globally since their introduction in the 1990s. In Australia, our focus is on increasing HV sales and building our knowledge to embed Hybrid in our mindset and everyday operations.

Petrol and diesel vehicles

In addition to developing CO2 emission-free vehicles, Toyota is currently working to achieve greater fuel efficiency across our current range of petrol and diesel models. We believe the best outcome would be to concurrently address pollutants, CO2 emissions and fuel quality, while supporting consumers with complementary measures, including incentives and education programs.

Electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EV) are charged from an external power source. When using electricity from renewable sources, these vehicles produce zero CO2 emissions. While Toyota’s EV range includes the ultra-compact i-Road and iQ EV, these vehicles are not yet available in Australia.

Automated vehicles

Toyota has been investing in automated driving technology since 1990. Mobility Teammate is Toyota’s unique approach to automated driving that hopes to build a relationship between humans and cars. Our concept cars focus not only on self-driving technology, but also the ability to recognise and respond to drivers’ emotions and alertness, so that driver and car can work in partnership.

Cooperative intelligent transport systems

While connected and automated vehicles have the power to transform mobility across Australia, there’s no doubt that our government faces a number of challenges when it comes to safety, responsibility, data ownership, and infrastructure. With this in mind, we’re working collaboratively on a state and federal level to develop vehicle technologies that are safe, efficient and tailored to our guests’ needs.

Fuel cell vehicles

We believe that fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) powered by hydrogen have vast potential. But with no public infrastructure to support FCVs in Australia, we’ve had to take it upon ourselves to collaborate with government and infrastructure development bodies to get Australia ready for a zero-emissions future. We are also a founding member of Hydrogen Mobility Australia, a company established in early 2018 to accelerate the commercialisation of new hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in Australia.