Toyota will be producing more than 5.5 million cars a year that will be electrified, in some way, by 2030. In a significant shift in strategy, the Japanese automotive giant previously seen as the king of the hybrid electric car has committed to producing more purely electric vehicles. Toyota is the first of the big three carmakers to put a number on the volume of vehicles it believes it will produce annually by the end of the next decade that will be either hybrid-electrics, plug-in hybrids, pure battery electric vehicles or run on hydrogen fuel cells.
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SCOTLAND is on the “cusp of a motoring revolution” after it emerged the use of electric vehicle charge points has soared in a year. But despite the upsurge, figures released by transport charity the RAC Foundation also show that almost a quarter of the charging fixtures went unused. The top ten charge points by usage were all rapid chargers and accounted for 13 per cent of all charging sessions in August 2017 – the month where the figures were collected. Eight of the top ten charge points – including the top three – were in Dundee. The use of electric vehicle charge points in Scotland has increased by 43 per cent in a year. Charge points across the country were used 37,433 times during August 2017, compared with 26,119 times in the same month a year earlier.
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