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Exhibition
1 August 2023 - 14 January 2024

Let’s Think About SDGs in Toyota Automobile Museum: Part 3—Carbon Neutrality in Cars and Waste Materials

Solaemon-Go(1992)[In the collection of Motorcar Museum of Japan]

Toyota Land Cruiser 200 (Dakar Rally 2017 participation car specification) [In the collection of Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd.]

The Toyota Automobile Museum has presented a special exhibition about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) every year since 2021 because sustainability is a particularly relevant theme for us. A museum’s work involves preserving history and culture for posterity, which is why the constant pursuit of sustainability is a critical part of our mission. This year, we will examine carbon neutrality* from the unique perspective of an automobile museum, with a special focus on cars and waste materials. Among the exhibits will be several low-carbon vehicles powered by electricity, biodiesel, solar energy, and so on.

In a public participatory section, visitors will be able to share their personal projects pertaining to SDGs. Inputs submitted at the museum will be displayed here, along with Twitter and Instagram messages posted with the hashtag #LetsThinkAboutSDGs. As more people share their activities on- or offline, the content of the section will be further enriched.

We are hopeful that the special exhibition will make SDGs more familiar to children and adults alike, prompting attendees to grasp the current problems and contemplate how to build a better future.

* A state of balance in which greenhouse gas emissions are offset by their removal from the atmosphere

 

Period Tuesday, 1 August 2023 – Sunday, 14 January 2024
Venue Special Exhibition Room (on the second floor of the Cultural Gallery), Toyota Automobile Museum

 

Free-admission period for elementary school students
    • From 14 July to 31 August 2023
    • From 4 to 8 January 2024
      * Museum closed on the following dates: Tuesday 18 July, Monday 24 July, Monday 7 August, Monday 21 August, and Monday 28 August

Museum calendar

 

Section Description
Overview of SDGs
    • Introducing 17 SDGs and their 169 targets
Cars and carbon neutrality
    • The current state of cars and carbon neutrality
    • Toyota’s endeavors
    • Presentation of diverse low-carbon vehicles (powered by electricity, hydrogen, renewable energy, etc.)
Waste materials (food waste) and carbon neutrality
    • Correlation between waste materials (food waste) and carbon neutrality
    • The current state of food waste
    • Presentation of a biodiesel vehicle fueled by recycled waste cooking oil
Public participatory section for sharing ideas and projects
    • Visitor polls concerning SDGs
    • Sharing examples of personal SDG projects (To participate, fill out a form at the venue or post a Twitter or Instagram message with the hashtag #LetsThinkAboutSDGs.)

 

Exhibited cars (in chronological order)
    • Toyota Commuter (Exhibited at Tokyo Motor Show 1970)
    • Toyota RaRaⅡ (Exhibited at Tokyo Motor Show 1991)
    • Solaemon-Go(1992)[In the collection of Motorcar Museum of Japan]
    • Toyota Land Cruiser 200 (Dakar Rally 2017 participation car specification) [In the collection of Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd.]
    • CARTIVATOR & SkyDrive SD-01(2018)
    • Toyota Prius PHV demonstration car equipped with solar panel(2019)[On limited display from 8 to 20 August 2023]

 


Toyota Commuter (Exhibited at Tokyo Motor Show 1970) [The vehicle on the right is in the collection of Aichi Children’s World]


Toyota RaRaⅡ (Exhibited at Tokyo Motor Show 1991)


CARTIVATOR & SkyDrive SD-01(2018)


Toyota Prius PHV demonstration car equipped with solar panel(2019)[On limited display from 8 to 20 August 2023]

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