Toyota has declared that it will introduce its first broadly available electric vehicles in the US this year. The Japanese automaker gives few details, about their EVs project. They didn’t include anything about the vehicle types or pricing, but it described the upcoming electric vehicles EVs as mass-market and said two fully electric models are expected to come later in this year. Toyota had earlier declared about it’s developing an electric SUV on a new flexible platform that can power multiple EVs.

“We continue to be leaders in electrification that began with our pioneering introduction of the Prius nearly 25 years ago,” Bob Carter, Toyota North America’s Executive Vice President of Sales, said in a statement. “Toyota’s new electrified product offerings will give customers multiple choices of the powertrain that best suits their needs.” 

Toyota helped pioneer and familiarize hybrid vehicles, which place on electric motors to cut down on discharges and increase the fuel economy. But unlike most other major automakers, it has resisted investing in fully electric vehicles outside of China. It’s only ever sold one all-electric vehicle in the US: the Rav4 EV. It existed in a few different forms, though Toyota only ever made and sold a few thousand of them. In its announcement, Toyota praised the success of its hybrid models. The company says it did internal research that found total greenhouse gas emissions of all-electric and hybrid vehicles to be “roughly the same when factoring in pollutants created by electricity production for the average US energy grid used to charge batteries.”

It’s a questionable idea taken at face value, but this debate ignores that all-electric vehicles only get cleaner as renewable energy makes up more of the grid. Still, it’s a popular line of thinking about Toyota; the company’s billionaire CEO, Akio Toyoda, said in December that he believes electric vehicles are overhyped in part because of power plant emissions – a statement that must have been music to the oil industry’s ears since it’s been one of its favorite pieces of misinformation.