I've been noting around here for several year the clear anti-EV bias from Toyota. Historically, they looked at lithium powered EVs in the mid-2000s and decided they were not a viable technology. They have been airing ads that BEVs are hard to charge... just get a Prius bc you don't have to plug it in! And now they are billing the Prius (HEV) as a 'self charging EV!' LOL.
Among the legacy automakers, Toyota is the least committed to EVs and has only recently launched their first BEV (except for joint venture concepts with others like Tesla). And it is being sold in tiny numbers at a high price. And I note that Japan is several years behind the US in EV adoption rate.
This video talks about investigative work into Toyota's global lobbying and disinformation. The report comes from Greenpeace, which is not my favorite source for such things... but I thought the video was eye-opening. It says that Toyota's global lobbying effort against EVs rivals that of the oil majors.
And ofc Toyota is a champion for both Hydrogen vehicles and waiting for the fabled solid-state battery... kinda changes how I look at their commitment to such technology, and where it comes from. Kinda like the Oil Majors saying... we need to fund lots more Research into renewable energy (bc existing solar and wind tech are not good enough) rather than Development of existing solar and wind. And then getting 'futurist' Bill Gates to shill that story for them!