Toyota to invest in EV battery production capacity

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is to invest approximately £4.53 billion in EV battery production capacity to help meet the growing demand for battery electric vehicles (BEVs). It intends to begin battery production in Japan and the United States between 2024 and 2026.

The investment is aimed at giving Toyota flexibility to meet the needs of different customers in all countries and regions by offering multiple powertrains and providing as many options as possible.

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Toyota will use the investment to increase its EV battery production capacity in Japan and the United States by up to 40GWh in total. By utilising the Toyota Production System and building even more efficient production lines, it also intends to strengthen its competitiveness. It will also invest in workforce training and ensure the sharing of manufacturing skills (monzukuri).

In Japan, approximately £2.48 billion will be invested in the Prime Planet Energy and Solutions (PPES) Himeji plant and Toyota plants and property.

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In the United States, approximately £2.02 billion will be newly invested in Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina (TBMNC, which is 90 per cent owned by Toyota Motor North America and 10 per cent by Toyota Tsusho Corporation), towards increasing EV battery production.

Toyota intends to continue its efforts to build a supply system that can steadily meet the growing demand for BEVs in different world regions, including the supply of automotive batteries from its partners.

Toyota believes there is more than one option for achieving carbon neutrality. It also believes that the means of reducing CO2 emissions as much and as quickly as possible, while protecting the livelihoods of its customers, vary greatly across different countries and regions.

With this in mind, Toyota will continue to make every effort to apply flexibility in meeting different customer needs worldwide.

Details correct at the time of publication.


  1. Owned a Prius Plug-in for over a year, living in an apartment had no access to external power for charging. Unfortunately the Prius battery range is less than 40 miles and this required a 2 hour charge up time. Since there is no no real charging infurstructure in the UK, or a semblance of one in the planning. Charging the car became a real pain, I now own a straight Hybrid. What is the point of owning a full EV if there is nowhere to charge it?

    1. Hi Henry, thanks for your comment.

      We understand that electric vehicles aren’t suited to everyone, which is why we have a range of hybrid vehicles. Do you own a Toyota hybrid?


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