Our Beyond Zero Vision

Beyond Zero is Toyota’s vision to reach beyond carbon neutrality with our products, services and operations, and find new ways to make a positive impact on our planet and society. We currently offer more low and zero emission vehicles combined than any other automaker, to give customers numerous choices to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles start, refuel and handle like the gas-only Toyotas you already know and love—just with better mpg.

Even though they run on a combination of gas and battery-powered electric motor(s), they don’t use a plug to charge their battery. Instead, they recycle the kinetic energy captured from the vehicle’s braking motion to recharge on their own.

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Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles run just like hybrids, using a combination of fuel and battery-powered electric motor(s), but thanks to their larger battery pack, they can run farther on electric power alone.

When your Plug-in Hybrid EV’s battery uses up its charge, it carries on like a regular Hybrid EV, using a combination of gas and energy stored from the vehicle’s self-charging battery system to power it. When you’re ready, plug it in to recharge it and return to the efficiency of operating on all-electric power.

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These pure Electric Vehicles replace gasoline and combustion engines with battery-powered electric motors, providing smooth and almost instantaneous torque.

They use the same self-charging technology of our Hybrid EVs to harness kinetic energy generated from the braking motion of the vehicle, but source the rest of their power when you plug them in and charge them up.

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Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles combine stored hydrogen with oxygen from the outside air to generate their own electric charge to power the motor.

Refueling a Fuel Cell EV is similar to refueling its gas-powered counterparts by using a pump and a nozzle—just with hydrogen instead of gasoline. As for its emissions? Nothing but water from the tailpipe.

Electrified Diversified and Beyond

Producing a diverse range of electrified vehicles moves us closer to our Beyond Zero vision because it helps us to maximize our use of limited battery resources, and in turn reduce carbon emissions. For example, while Battery EVs have some of the lowest carbon emissions compared to their hybrid and gas counterparts, the same amount of battery resources used to produce one Battery EV can produce 90 Hybrid EVs, resulting in an overall greater reduction of vehicle carbon emissions at times when battery materials are scarce.

Above example is based on the scenario described by smallsuv.carghg.org.
Results will vary depending on actual size, age, condition and the specific chemistry of battery, how/where the vehicle is used, and other factors.

Beyond Zero

Designed To Drive Change

The Power Of Choice

Our lineup brings you more than just your choice of electrified powertrains: Hybrid EV, Plug-in Hybrid EV, Battery EV, and Fuel Cell EV. Whatever you’re looking for in a ride—size, style, efficiency, speed—there’s a vehicle to suit your lifestyle that allows you to put more electrified miles on the road.

Going Above And Beyond

Whether Toyota is decreasing its plastic waste, supporting water conservation efforts or expanding programs that protect critical species, we are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and creating a positive impact on society.

Our Beyond Zero Future

Through the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, team members across the company, in every region of the world, are working to put Toyota’s global vision of Respect for the Planet into action. Challenge 2050 unites us all with a common purpose: to be more than just good stewards of the environment and to create positive changes beyond our facility boundaries.

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The 2023 Mirai

At the core of Mirai, hydrogen from the fuel tank and air entering from the intake grille meet in the Fuel Cell Stack. There, a chemical reaction involving the oxygen in the air and hydrogen creates electricity, powering Mirai. In the end, the only by-product is water.

Key Elements of Our Beyond Zero Vision

We want future generations to continue to enjoy the natural wonders of our world. That’s why our efforts toward our Beyond Zero vision are not solely focused on reducing carbon emissions; they’re also about helping conserve our natural resources, reducing waste throughout our operations, and finding ways to make a positive impact.

Carbon

Making low to no emission vehicles available to the world is just the start of our goal to achieve full carbon neutrality. We’re working to reduce carbon emissions everywhere, from our manufacturing plants to our dealerships and suppliers too.

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Water

Water is one of the most precious resources on our planet. We’re working to not only conserve water usage in our everyday operations, but also support organizations that restore water to watersheds, rivers and lakes nationwide.

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Materials

To curb overconsumption and a “throwaway” mentality, we’re focused on reducing packaging material, finding ways to conserve natural resources, reduce waste and sustainably manage material flow.

Biodiversity

We’re prioritizing protecting species in their natural habitats as an integral part of preserving biodiversity and reducing climate change.

Power in Numbers

Electrified Vehicles Sold by Toyota Globally in 2022

2.73 Million

Toyota Models With an Electrified Option

78%

Pollinator Habitats Developed in North America With Our Support

26,000 Acres

Waste Recycled, Reused or Repurposed in 2021

93%

Total Renewable Electricity Purchased in 2023

380,688 MWH

Water Saved Every Year by Just One of Our Assembly Plants

23 Million Gallons

Beyond Zero Partnerships

We’re committed to creating a better world, but we can’t do it alone. We collaborate with various environmental partners and take inspiration from other’s efforts all over the world.

Toyota Aligns with the United Nations

At Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), we share the fundamental mission of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): to make the world better, safer and healthier. We understand that it may take a while to see progress on a massive scale, but as we work toward our Beyond Zero vision for the future, we are committed to driving change in North America that helps achieve these goals.

Nature Is Everyone’s Business

TMNA has signed up, along with over 1,000 other businesses, to Business for Nature’s Call to Action. Together, we’re calling on governments worldwide to adopt ambitious policies to reverse nature loss in this decade.
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