TOKYO—Toyota, responding to rivals' moves, is accelerating its electrification push to target combined global sales of 2 million battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles a year by 2030.
By then, Toyota Motor Corp. plans to sell 8 million electrified vehicles globally, including hybrids and plug-in hybrids. The goals represent a near quadrupling of the car maker's worldwide tally in the latest fiscal year, when it sold 2.2 million electrified vehicles.
The ramp up to 8 million could represent a substantial chunk of Toyota's deliveries in 2030, given the fact it forecasts retail volume of all vehicles to reach 10.55 million this fiscal year.
In the critical U.S. market, where Toyota currently sells only one fuel cell vehicle and no battery-electric vehicles, the car maker wants BEVs and fuel cells to account for 15 percent of sales by 2030. In that time frame, 70 percent of Toyota and Lexus sales in the U.S. will have some form of electrification.