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Toyota's target: Hardly any gas engine cars by 2050, only hybrids, fuel cells | CTV News | Autos

TOKYO -- Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fuel cells, to radically reduce emissions.

The automaker promised to involve governments, affiliated companies and other "stakeholders" in its push to reduce average emissions from Toyota cars by 90 per cent by about 2050, compared with 2010 levels.

Electric cars weren't part of their vision, outlined by top Toyota Motor Corp. officials at a Tokyo museum on Wednesday, striking a contrast with rivals such as Nissan Motor Co., which has banked on that zero-emissions technology.
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LOL - I know that I won't be around in 2050 to be concerned about it. And if Nissan are claiming that electric cars are zero emissions vehicles they need to find a different method for generating the required electricity than the predominately fossil fuel plants of today. Atomic energy? - what to do with the radioactive waste? Reprocessing is still only a partial solution.
 
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