JAKARTA - In order to develop EV battery components, Toyota has announced plans to build new in Michigan from 2025.
To build a new battery laboratory, Toyota said it would invest nearly $50 million to build a plant located in York Township, Michigan.
The construction of the latest battery factory aims to evaluate power equipment for electric vehicles in North America and support the development of electric vehicle batteries.
Reporting from Inside EV, Thursday, June 8, the latest laboratory will also ensure that Toyota batteries meet customer requirements in North America and meet the Japanese manufacturer's targets in terms of performance, quality, and resilience.
In addition to producing batteries today, lab technicians will also explore new battery configurations for the future. Toyota said their research could also contribute to the development of a new electric vehicle architecture.
With the construction of this factory, Toyota also has the opportunity to support the battery battery and ecosystem needs of the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) in the hope that the factory can operate from 2025.
"By adding critical evaluation capabilities around the automotive battery, our team is positioned to better serve our customers' needs, including Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, the latter will soon be assembling a newly announced new car, a three-line battery electric SUV," said Shinichi Yasui, Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor North America.
The manufacturer also said that the automotive battery laboratory would also work with other North American partner suppliers to integrate local-made spare parts and battery materials to support Toyota's multi-path approach to reducing carbon emissions.
This is also in line with Toyota's planning to develop emission-free vehicles. As of 2026, Toyota will offer as many as the latest 10 electric vehicle models by planning to sell 1.5 million zero-emission cars.
The world's largest automotive brand also affirms its commitment to developing BEV, PHEV, FCEV, HEV, H2, and CN powered vehicles in the future.
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