As several automakers are increasingly committed to expanding the electric car industry in the United States, Toyota seems to be looking the other way.
According to the Electrek website, the company wants to lobby the government against the accelerated adoption of these cars in the country. President Joe Biden’s administration has indicated that he will soon be voting on new laws that would increase adoption of this category in the country, something seen with concern for the brand.
The company’s director of Energy and Environmental Research, Robert Wimmer, testified in a US Senate committee and said that taking vigorous measures to drive electric vehicles carries some risks. “If we are to make dramatic progress in electrification, huge hurdles must be overcome, including charging infrastructure, battery availability, consumer acceptance and affordability,” he said.
Why is she against it?
According to the report, Toyota has at least two reasons for being against the rapid adoption of electric cars in the US – and they do not take such testimonials into account, as all automakers face the same risks and are willing to help. transition.
The biggest problem is that Toyota would lose a lot of market with this adoption. After all, it has only recently started the all-electric vehicle industry in the United States. In addition, the Japanese brand’s main bet in the alternative energy sector is not electric batteries, but cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells, such as the Mirai line.