TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced Sept.4 that global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped the 2-million mark, with more than 2.01 million units sold worldwide as of Aug. 31.

As of Aug. 31, TMC calculated TMC hybrid vehicles, since 1997, have led to approximately 11 million fewer tons of CO2 emissions.

Positioning response to environmental issues as a management priority, TMC has endeavored to achieve the widespread use of hybrid vehicles. TMC's stance is to further promote the use of hybrid vehicles, through such measures as aiming to sell one million hybrid vehicles annually as early as possible in the 2010s, and introducing hybrid models in all vehicle series in its lineup as early as possible in the 2020s.