The most well-known carmaker in Australia is among the lagging ones to transition to electric transportation. The nation’s most famous electric car brand is among the most technologically advanced globally.
The results, published today by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) Also, the report found that automobile manufacturers in Japan and India are among those slowest in transitioning to zero-emission vehicles, despite all vehicle makers being left with “more work to do.”
The Global Automaker Rating 2022 report placed the top 20 manufacturers of light-duty vehicles by ten criteria ranging from the kind of zero-emission vehicles they offer to their manufacturing process and future goals.
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ICCT passengers Vehicle program director Zifei Yang said the vehicle manufacturers were rated according to the same criteria and were allowed to offer feedback for an impartial assessment of the condition of the industry.
“Our goal with this report was to provide a data-driven, transparent analysis of automakers’ progress toward decarbonisation in their plans and actions,” she added.
The think tank based in Washington found that Tesla did the best all-around, scoring an excellent mark for the strategic plan, which was closely followed by Chinese automobile maker BYD which scored high for its market dominance.
On the other side of the list, Australia’s most adored car company, Toyota, is ranked as one of those “laggards” in electrification and got just 15 points out of 100 in its plans for the future.
The company has yet to introduce an electric car in Australia. However, it is planning to launch ten battery-powered models by 2026.
However, The lowest-scoring brands were the Japanese brand names Suzuki and Mazda and Mazda, with an overall score of null and 10/10 out of 100, respectively.
Japanese and Indian automakers were targeted because of their slow development, with just one automaker listed among the “laggards.”
The ICCT also discovered that various traditional car brands had made substantial efforts to reduce carbon emissions from their operations, including BMW, Volkswagen, and Mercedes-Benz, which utilized more renewable energy during the manufacturing process. Chang’an, Geely, SAIC, Stellantis, and VW received high marks for providing a broad selection of zero-emission cars.
The ICCT concluded that additional commitments from all automakers to complete the switch towards 100% electric vehicles in 2035.
“Every automaker has work to do,” the study concluded.
“Even BYD’s and Tesla’s ratings could have been better on specific measures.
“As the transition accelerates, all companies must evolve and grow to keep pace with the changing market.”
My suggestion to Toyota? Make electric vehicles. Australians will purchase them.
The report comes a month following the time when federal officials announced their National Electric Vehicle Strategy, which contained initiatives that encourage manufacturers to buy low vehicles or zero emission and to promote their use by providing the development of charging infrastructure.
Electric vehicle sales increased to 88% of automobile sales in Australia in April of this year, from 1.1 percent in April of the previous year.