Toyota predicts a complete abandonment of ICE by 2050

Speaking to journalists, the head of the development and engineering department of the Toyota company Seigo Kuzumaki said that the largest automakers are planning to gradually abandon the use of internal combustion engines.
The top manager expressed his confidence that in 2040 the release of models with petrol and diesel engines will be stopped, and the engines working on hydrocarbon fuel will be used only on hybrids, which will account for no more than 10% of the market. The latter eventually give way to electric vehicles.
According to Seigo Kuzumaki, a complete rejection of the ICE should be expected by 2050. This is due to the policy of a number of large countries. So, earlier France and Great Britain already announced their intention to turn off the production of cars with gasoline and diesel engines, while Germany and Norway plan to do it already in 2030 and 2025 respectively.
Refusal from DVS will allow to reduce the level of carbon dioxide emissions by cars by almost 90% by the middle of the century, but here it should be taken into account that we are talking about the aforementioned countries, while Russia, India and Brazil do not yet think of abandoning traditional engines, which means DVS here, probably, will be actual and in 2050.
When asked about Toyota’s development strategy, Kuzumaki replied that already now the Japanese brand is the leader in the production of hybrids (43% of the world market). At the same time, the company still does not have its own mass electric vehicle. The first of these machines should appear in the 2020th.
It is known that the first electric Toyota will receive traditional lithium-ion batteries, which will provide a power reserve at 300 km. In this case, models that appear closer to 2030, will be equipped with solid-state batteries. The latter promise to be cheaper and more efficient than existing ones.

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