In its monthly sales report, Toyota announced that it had sold more than 20 million electric and hybrid vehicles. This figure includes hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. Also included are electrified vehicles from sister brands such as Daihatsu and Hino.
The company estimates that customers driving its electric vehicles have saved about 160 million metric tons of CO2 emissions and about 65 million kiloliters of gasoline. Other recent records include the number of vehicles sold outside of Japan in a month, which reached 620,360 for Toyota brands in February. Despite an ongoing shortage of parts, the company also produced a record number of vehicles outside of Japan this month. In a statement, Toyota promised to continue developing new electric vehicles, but did not provide any further details. The brand’s first all-electric vehicle will be the bz4x SUV, due this year.