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a “battery plan” to 12 billion euros by 2030

Toyota will invest nearly $ 14 billion in the development of new technologies for its batteries before the end of the decade. A gigantic project that could allow the Japanese manufacturer to remain number 1 in the world.

Toyota, precursor of the cleaner car with its hybrid technology, still does not have any electric models in its range. This strange delay will soon be filled with a costed investment plan between 11 and 15 billion euros until 2030.

Toyota spends the second

As with his Prius from 1997, Toyota is part of a long-term logic. Rather than starting from scratch and endorsing the past, the manufacturer first wants to improve current technologies. The proof with its batteries old generation nickel which have been revised with a new “bipolar” cell structure. The latter apparently allows batteries to double their power density and was rolled out this summer in Japan in models Aqua and Before C.

But that will not be enough. Toyota had also recently announced that it would electrify each model in its range by 2025. And more than that, the Japanese must design 100% electric vehicles. The group will therefore launch its first electric next year: the SUV bZ4X. It thus wants to improve the efficiency of its electrified models of 30 % in the medium term in ” starting with bZ4X« .

50% cheaper batteries

The manufacturer had already planned to produce 180 GWh of batteries from here 2030

. This brand has been raised to more than 200 gigawattheures thanks to a massive plan announced a few days ago. 70 additional battery assembly lines around the world will be installed in the factories of Toyota and its partners. Knowing that it still plans to produce its first “solid” batteries (technology lithium-ion) from mid-decade.

The Chief Technology Officer, Masahiko Maeda, announces that they are concentrating ” on safety, long life and high level quality to produce good batteries with low cost and high performance“. “What Toyota appreciates the most is developing batteries that its customers can use with confidence.” Mass has been said ! Hybrid and electric vehicles will therefore benefit from this new generation of batteries.

The purpose of this plan estimated at more than 12 billion euros mainly concerns the production cost of the batteries. In order to lower the price of electric cars, by 2030 Toyota plans to cut the price in half. He plans to sell eight million electrified vehicles in ten years, including two million vehicles electric and fuel cell vehicles at hydrogen.

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