Tokyo-based Japanese automobile company, Subaru Corp., owned by the Japanese multinational conglomerate, Toyota, and primarily engaged in research, development and manufacturing of aerospace and terrestrial transportation, said on Monday, the 20th of January 2020, that the automobile company would shift its auto business in to e-vehicle manufacturing by the first half of 2030s, pointing towards an ambitious move to achieve a carbon-free society over the course of next ten years.
In point of fact, Subaru Corp.’s Monday’s (January 2020) statement comes over the heels of an earlier media report that the Japanese automobile company had stepped up its capital tie-up with the parent organization Toyota Motor Corp.
to curb out manufacturing and development costs of new technology, as a part of Subaru Corp.’s broad-based plan to slash expenses, the company had been seeking to replace its mild hybrid alongside plug-in hybrid cars in order to develop a so-called “Strong Hybrid” car using Toyota Motor Corp.’s technology.
Meanwhile, adding that by 2030s more than a third of Subaru Corp.’s vehicles would be all-electric or String Hybrids, the Japanese carmaker’s Chief Technology Officer, Tetsuo Onuki, said in a press briefing earlier on Monday (January 20th), “Although we’re using Toyota technology, we want to make hybrids that are distinctly Subaru.
It’s not only about reducing CO2 emissions. We need to further improve vehicle safety and the performance of our all-wheel drive. ”