根據美國司法部今天的文件，豐田因未遵守〈清潔空氣法〉(Clean Air Act)2005～2015年的排放報告要求而處以1.8億美元的罰款。
Toyota will pay a penalty of $180 million for failing to comply with the Clean Air Act’s emissions-reporting requirements from 2005-2015, according to a filing today by the US Department of Justice.
Over that time period, Toyota delayed required filings about emissions defects and failed to inform the EPA about progress on recalls related to emissions defects. This resulted in higher emissions, higher costs for consumers, and greater profit for Toyota
Toyota’s green(washed) image
Toyota has long fostered an image of environmental responsibility, being one of the first automakers to introduce hybrid vehicles to the road. Its Prius became the best-selling hybrid car in the US and turned into a widely-recognized symbol of environmental responsibility.
But Toyota’s fleet emissions tell another story. Its US fleet includes many trucks and SUVs with above-average emissions, giving them some of the worst results in overall fleet emissions. We have previously written about Toyota’s consistently low fleet efficiency (though it is doing a little bit better with updated numbers for 2019).
內文也有說. 因為Prius 綠能車太有名氣了. 讓大家以為這車廠的車都很環保.