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Toyota uses 100% renewable power for European ops in 2019

Toyota solar power plant (Graphic: Business Wire)

January 21 (Renewables Now) - Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Corp (TYO:7203) successfully powered its European operations and facilities with 100% renewable electricity in 2019.

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) said these operations, which include nine factories, 29 national marketing and sales companies, part depots and vehicle logistics centres, among others, recorded a total demand of around 500 GWh.

TME further stated this milestone could be accomplished across all operations through a combination of power purchase agreements (PPAs) and renewable energy certificates, or their equivalents, wherever possible and installations of solar panels and wind turbines at Toyota sites.

Toyota’s vehicle logistics centre in Zeebrugge, Belgium, uses wind power from two turbines installed at the site, while its new parts centre in Illescas, Spain, is one of the company’s many facilities across Europe that have been fitted with solar panels, according to TME.

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