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Toyota Targets 2050 to Eliminate Carbon Emissions

Automakers are ramping up the production of fuel-cells vehicles—so much so that Toyota predicts the end of the conventional engine by the year 2050.
October 15, 2015, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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According to an article by Naomi Tajitsu, Toyota has announced ambitious targets that would completely redefine the world's car fleet by 2050. To do so, the carmaker said it would sell 30,000 fuel-cell vehicles a year, starting by the end of the decade.

Long considered a hard-to-realize panacea for automobile emissions, fuel-cell technology will hit the market at new scale in the coming years, with products offered by Toyota, Hundai, and Honda.

Coupled with a target to sell 1.5 million hybrid engines a year by 2020, the company could virtually eliminate carbon emissions by 2050. Tajitsu also reports that Toyota has set a target for eliminating all carbon emissions from production facilities by 2050 by using renewable and hydrogen-base energy.

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Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Reuters
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