Toyota Kirloskar Motor extended its support to Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to kick-start the Future Mobility Show 2019 at Bangalore Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru. The Future Mobility Show which is scheduled from 26th to 28th February 2019, is conceptualized keeping in view the Honorable Prime Minister’s 7C vision on Future Mobility in India – Common, Connected, Convenient, Congestion-Free, Charged, Clean and Cutting -Edge.
Toyota always believes in the philosophy of ‘Respect the Planet’ and has meticulously endeavored to work towards providing cleaner, greener, eco- friendly sustainable mobility solutions. It is focused on achieving harmony between its manufacturing activities and the environment.
TKM has installed inhouse solar power plants at roof tops and ground at its facility at Bidadi which has a combined capacity of 8.4 MW of electricity. TKM has strategically planned its renewable energy sourcing plan and has successfully decreasing its CO2 emissions consistently. In the month of October 2018, TKM sourced 100% of its energy requirements from renewable power.
Eco -Minds- Awareness on Environment Conservation:
TKM has developed the program of ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ and established an experience-based learning center ‘Ecozone’. The Ecozone will be a tool to spread Toyota eco-spirit to the society where stakeholders including the school children will be educated on the current environmental issues and positive behavioral changes.
Some of the key sustainable plant initiatives are the afforestation drive, rainwater harvesting and recycling of water. Through rainwater harvesting the company could meet 19% of its water requirement and recycle 63% of water needed in its manufacturing facility.
Toyota has been a pioneer with history of over 20 years on development of electrified vehicles. The company is making continuous efforts in developing alternate mobility technologies such as BEVs, HEVs, FCVs towards the conservation of our environment. As a responsible company and catching the pulse of tomorrow, Toyota launched the Camry Hybrid in India in the year 2013, First Strong Hybrid or self-charging electric vehicle that is assembled in India. In the beginning of 2019 Toyota launched the much more advanced All New Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle in India, moving one step ahead in leading the way towards a cleaner and greener future for the nation. Globally, Toyota celebrates 12 million Hybrids or self-charging electric vehicles on road saving 92 million tonnes of CO2 and 35 billion litres of fuel. Toyota globally believes that the electrification of vehicles is required to reduce CO2 emissions.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “As a responsible auto manufacturer, we believe that we have a bigger role to play in the nation by addressing the problems of safety, energy security and emissions. We are happy to support the Future Mobility Show 2019 organized by CII which will prove to be a great knowledge sharing platform in the presence of important stakeholders from the industry. Toyota globally believes in creating a smart mobility driven society with integrated approach connecting People, Vehicles and the Society. Our focus is to create an ever-better society making mobility more enjoyable, safe, energy efficient and congestion free. Over the years, Toyota has been engineering varied technologies world-wide by adopting more scientific and systematic approach to achieve ZERO carbon emissions.
Toyota has always been at the forefront of pioneering advanced technologies which are towards solving national issue in the countries we operate in. In Toyota’s vision of future mobility, all electrified vehicle technologies will remain relevant where small-size EVs would cover short distance commute, while HEVs/PHVs includes passenger cars [mid-size vehicles covering medium range] and FCVs would be for buses/trucks [long-distance range]. Different categories of mobility zones will emerge with suitable application of energy [such as electricity, gasoline, diesel, biofuel, CNG, synthetic fuels, hydrogen, etc] for varied powertrains. Thus, we believe that technology agnostic approach will effectively support smooth mobility technology shift.”
Sharing his thoughts on Future Mobility, Mr Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said “In line with Toyota’s Environment Challenge 2050, we globally believe that the electrification of vehicles is required to reduce CO2 emissions for a cleaner and greener planet. Toyota has been a pioneer in the electrified vehicle space with the Prius which is the first mass produced electrified car 20 years ago. Considering the pressing issues of fuel emission, high oil import dependency, energy security, we see alternate powertrains such as HV, PHEV, etc as the ideal solutions for Indian scenario. Globally, Toyota celebrates 12 million self-charging electric vehicles on road saving 92 million tonnes of CO2 and 35 billion litres of fuel. We hope that Government will continue to extend the needed support to promote Hybrids (self charging electric vehicle) in the country, which Toyota believes have a future in the technology agnostic world.”
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) was recently honored with the prestigious award for ‘Significant Achievement in Environment Management’ awarded by CII-ITC Centre for Excellence for Sustainable Development [CESD] under the category ‘Environment Domain’ of CII ITC Sustainability Award 2018. The company was multifold efforts recognizing the eco strengthens in incorporating green technologies for production, optimization of renewable energy utilization within the plant, its green product portfolio and handholding its supply chain partners in enhancing their environmental performance.