Toyota has retained its position as greenest vehicle manufacturer according to a study conducted by Business Car magazine. For the second year running, the top 20 fleet manufacturers were rated and ranked based on survey results and other research by Clean Green Cars (www.cleangreencars.co.uk) on the various attributes and achievements of each brand. Scores were weighted to allow for sales volume to give a true comparison of large and small brands. Toyota was top-rated with a score of 86 per cent.
A recent Auto Trader survey also put Toyota top of the environmental table in a survey of almost 2,000 UK motorists.
Toyota has achieved its leading green status thanks to industry leading hybrid applications – most famously the Prius – and also environmentally considerate manufacturing and recycling.
The company is also on target to achieve its goal of whole-fleet CO2 emissions of 140g/km this year. The introduction of Toyota Optimal Drive, a range of powertrain design and engineering features that increase output, while significantly improving emissions performance and fuel efficiency, gives almost every Toyota model a green edge over its rivals.