TOYOTA SETS UP TO TRANSFORM ITS PLANTS FOR ELECTRIFICATION
By Éric Descarries
Japanese automaker Toyota has just announced how it plans to transform its facilities in order to produce a new generation of electric vehicles by 2026, which should help it compete with Tesla.
To achieve this goal, the company plans first to double digitize its creations, testing and verification. Then, he wants to create a new gigamolding process for the three modules that will form the basis of his new architecture. Add to this a new method for rapidly creating new lithium-iron-phosphate batteries.
In terms of vehicle construction, the modules should arrive with the majority of parts already installed. Once the base has been completed, the vehicle should then move along the assembly line on its own. Once mounted, the car should be moved by a robot to a parking area in the factory yard.
For the time being, Toyota has named its system Toyobev, and believes that of the 3.5 million electric vehicles it expects to sell by 2030, 1.7 million will be derived from the new generation.