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TOYOTA AUSTRALIA AND BHP ANNOUNCE PILOT TRIAL OF CONVERTED ELECTRIC VEHICLE

**Toyota Australia's Product Planning and Development Division has converted a LandCruiser 70 Series to an electric vehicle**
**Workhorse EV will be trialled at a BHP mine site in Western Australia**
**Another step towards a zero emissions future for both companies**


Toyota Australia today announced a local electric-vehicle pilot trial with Australia's leading resources company, BHP.

The small-scale trial involves a LandCruiser 70 Series single-cab ute that has been converted to a battery-electric vehicle by Toyota Australia's Product Planning and Development division in Port Melbourne.

The converted vehicle - equipped for underground mine use - will operate under full battery power and will not require any fuel to run.

The trial will take place at a BHP Nickel West mine in Western Australia.

Toyota Australia's President and CEO Matthew Callachor said the trial is another step Toyota is taking as part of its bigger picture of a zero emissions future.

"BHP and Toyota have demonstrated a strong relationship throughout the last 20 years, and this project is a great testament to how we can both work together as leading companies in our respective industries to change the future," Mr Callachor said.

Edgar Basto, President, Minerals Australia, BHP said: "This partnership is another step in our ongoing studies into how we can reduce the emissions intensity of our light-vehicle fleet.

Reducing our reliance on diesel at our operations will help achieve our medium-term target of reducing operational emissions by 30 per cent by 2030."

More information will be provided in the coming months.

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For more information, please contact:

Tayla Hartley
Senior Public Affairs Specialist
0459 879 615
tayla.hartley@toyota.com.au

Emily Haseloff
Public Affairs Manager
0437 811 508
emily.haseloff@toyota.com.au



 
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Toyota has partnered with BHP to trial a battery electric (BEV) LandCruiser 70 Series at a WA mine site
Toyota has partnered with BHP to trial a battery electric (BEV) LandCruiser 70 Series at a WA mine site
Toyota has partnered with BHP to trial a battery electric (BEV) LandCruiser 70 Series at a WA mine site
Toyota has partnered with BHP to trial a battery electric (BEV) LandCruiser 70 Series at a WA mine site
Toyota has partnered with BHP to trial a battery electric (BEV) LandCruiser 70 Series at a WA mine site