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All 3 Toyota carbon-neutral racers complete Thailand 10-hour Endurance Race; CNF, hydrogen engine, HEV

Toyota Motor participated in the IDEMITSU SUPER ENDURANCE SOUTHEAST ASIA TROPHY 2023 (Thailand 10-hour Endurance Race) held on December 22 and 23 at Thailand's Chang International Circuit. Toyota competed with a three-vehicle setup for ROOKIE Racing featuring the ORC ROOKIE GR86 CNF concept, a GR86 running on carbon-neutral fuel; the ORC ROOKIE GR Corolla H2 concept, hydrogen-powered Corolla; and CP ROOKIE PRIUS CNF-HEV GR concept, a Prius HEV running on carbon-neutral fuel. All three vehicles completed the race.

Toyota used locally produced hydrogen from the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP), a partner working to achieve a carbon-neutral society in Thailand, for the Thailand 10-hour Endurance Race.


Hydrogen refueling of ORC ROOKIE GR Corolla H2 concept.

In this race, Toyota attempted to expand motorsport-bred carbon-neutral options. The GR86 and Prius use carbon-neutral fuel. The hydrogen engine Corolla partially uses hydrogen made with chicken manure-generated biogas from poultry farms of the CP.

The message of participating in this race was to show hydrogen and hybrids as carbon-neutral options. Despite some trouble, we were able to complete the race. In addition to the hydrogen engine, which raced for the second year, I had the impression that the Prius and hybrid cars were well received by the Thai people this year.

—chairman Akio Toyoda, also known as Driver Morizo

Toyota will continue its efforts to balance a multi-pathway approach to achieving carbon neutrality with “Fun to Drive” cars.


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