Toyota Secures battery supply
As it gradually positions itself to start selling more plug-ins and electric cars, Toyota is expanding the number of suppliers to secure more batteries.
Japan’s largest automaker this week signed an agreement to buy batteries from Chinese suppliers Contemporary Amex Technologies (CATL) and BYD. The agreement is in addition to a January Toyota agreement signed to buy Panasonic batteries.
All three offers go beyond simple battery supplies. Toyota will work with the three battery suppliers on everything from developing new solid-state batteries to building systems to recycle the batteries they produce.