Target: Didier Leroy, Executive Vice President of Toyota
Goal: Drop diesel engines from all Toyota models.
Toyota will not have diesel engines in its new C-HR compact model and said it will probably do this for the car’s future models, due in part to the recent Volkswagen emissions controversy. While this is a huge step in the right direction toward less environmentally damaging cars, more must be done. Urge Toyota to drop diesel engines from all of its car models.
Many diesel vehicles produced by Volkswagen were found to be releasing a much higher amount of damaging emissions than the approved limit, igniting a global conversation about vehicle emissions, manufacturer transparency and accountability, and the effect on the environment.
The company’s executive vice president, Didier Leroy, said that they would consider dropping diesel engines from other car models in the future, showing how Volkswagen’s diesel wrongdoing has affected the way other carmakers design their models.
In the future, a new standard of emissions performance during real driving will determine whether or not a vehicle will get approved, causing companies like Toyota to opt for cleaner emissions treatment systems. This means no more diesel. In light of this positive new change, urge Toyota to take the next step by dropping diesel engines from all of their car models.
Dear Mr. Leroy,
You recently unveiled that Toyota’s new C-HR compact model will not carry a diesel engine as an option. This is a hugely positive step toward creating cars that are more environmentally friendly and reducing the emissions released by cars. While I applaud you for this, more can be done.
Volkswagen’s scandal reopened the conversation on the danger emissions pose to our world and our future. Diesel is dangerous, especially when there are so many cleaner alternatives. I urge you to take the next step by dropping diesel engines from all Toyota models.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Mike Mozart