TOKYO – Toyota Motor Corp. has come under fire for what critics call foot-dragging on pure electric vehicles. Now the world's biggest automaker is fighting back with its most robust retort.
Its message to those who say EVs are the only way forward in the global battle to cap carbon dioxide emissions: Science says you're wrong.
Toyota is rolling out new facts and figures to back its strategy of taking a multipronged approach, blending EVs with hybrids and other green technologies.
Toyota insists new calculations show that EV-only strategies, all the rage in some corners, fall short.
Toyota's Chief Scientist Gill Pratt made that pitch in a presentation at the World Economic Forum in Davos this month. More recently, he repeated the message from Tokyo.