U.S. automakers are kowtowing to the radical leftists in the Biden administration.
And if they don’t, politicians demand they make ridiculous changes to appease the green thugs.
But Toyota just showed why they are the world’s largest automaker with this one high octane move.
Two of the three top American automakers have announced that they are only going to manufacture all electric vehicles in the near future.
Only Ford, who will continue making the iconic Mustang, is bucking the race to go green.
Of course, Ford is still going green as Democrats require them to – just not 100% green it seems.
On the other hand, Toyota, now the world’s largest automaker, isn’t completely sold on electric vehicles.
And that is one reason they are the world’s largest automaker.
Toyota, of course, is not beholden to Democrat politicians who are demanding U.S. auto manufacturers make ridiculous changes that make no sense.
While Toyota is still the king of hybrid vehicles, it has come under fire from some radical environmentalist groups for not investing in fully electric vehicles.
But Toyota doesn’t believe battery-powered electric vehicles are the only solution to producing more sustainable vehicles and achieving so-called “carbon neutrality.”
Toyota does have a goal to produce 3.5 million electric vehicles by 2030, which would be more than a third of its current sales.
But rival automakers are promising to exclusively offer electric vehicles beginning as soon as 2024.
And that means the green activists and politicians who kneel to them are attacking the auto giant.
Just two decades ago, Toyota became the preferred carmaker of U.S. environmentalists and ecowarriors with its Prius hybrid.
And with rising gas prices, demand for the Prius grew and convinced other automakers to roll out their own hybrid models.
But now, as the auto industry transitions to a fully battery-powered future, Toyota has fallen out of favor with some of its environmentalist supporters due to Toyota’s hesitancy to invest in all-electric vehicles.
Greenpeace just ranked Toyota at the bottom of a study of 10 automakers’ “decarbonization” efforts.
Automakers such as Daimler-Chrysler, General Motors, Volkswagen, and others are investing billions of dollars in recent years to develop all-electric vehicles that don’t require gas-powered engines.
But Toyota only more recently announced similar investments.
It also continues to invest in traditional hybrids like the Prius.
And Toyota isn’t all in on EVs for a very good reason it turns out.
And not just because EVs still have problems and issues that need to be resolved.
Toyota, it turns out, is investing in even better alternative vehicles.
Toyota believes all-electric vehicles are just one solution, not the solution, to becoming carbon neutral.
“In the distant future, I’m not investing assuming that battery electrics are 100% of the market. I just don’t see it,” said Jim Adler, founding managing director Toyota Ventures. “It really will be a mixed market.”
Toyota is also investing heavily in hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
Hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles operate much like battery-electric ones but are powered by electricity generated from hydrogen and oxygen, with water vapor as the only byproduct.
There are a number of advantages to this technology, these vehicles are filled up with a nozzle just like traditional gas and diesel vehicles.
And they are far more powerful than EVs and can be even slightly more powerful than conventional gas-powered cars.
No wonder Toyota remains the world’s largest automaker.
Unless the government gets out of the way, American automakers are going to be left even further in their dust.
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