TOKYO, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — Three main Japanese automakers ranked low attributable to their sluggish transition to zero-emission automobiles and weak local weather targets, in keeping with the newest auto business rating issued by environmental safety group Greenpeace.
Nissan and Honda fell three locations in comparison with the rating final 12 months by rating eighth and ninth, respectively, trailed solely by Toyota, which acquired the bottom rating for the second 12 months in a row, stated Greenpeace East Asia in a report.
Toyota acquired the bottom rating within the rating for the second 12 months in a row, as zero-emission automobiles comprised simply 0.2 p.c of Toyota’s whole gross sales in 2021, in comparison with 8 p.c for General Motors, which ranked high, the report confirmed.
According to the group, the rating evaluates the world’s ten largest automakers on their phase-out of combustion engine automobiles, provide chain decarbonization, and useful resource discount and effectivity.
“Global sales of electric vehicles more than doubled in 2021, but progress has been uneven. Traditional automakers are not doing nearly enough to transition to zero-emission vehicles,” stated Greenpeace East Asia Project Lead Ada Kong.
Auto corporations have relied closely on the Chinese market to extend gross sales of zero-emission automobiles, stated the report, citing that within the first half of 2022, 96 p.c of General Motors’ zero-emission car gross sales occurred in China, in comparison with simply 3 p.c within the United States.