And, with petrol prices rising, interest is being sparked in green technologies. Indeed, the green car sector has bucked the current economic trend and its sales have increased.
This is backed up by Toyota’s move to increase its production to 480,000 units per year. That’s a 70 per cent increase on current supplies. It’s also 280,000 higher than originally predicted in May.
According to Treehugger, the company will be rejigging its production facilities with the manufacturing of its Wish minivan moving, freeing up space at its Tsutsumi plant, where the car is already made.