Saturday, January 28, 2023
News Toyota Will Inject $383 Million to Increase US Hybrid Production

Toyota Will Inject $383 Million to Increase US Hybrid Production

Toyota may now have a few EVs on the way however hybrids are still a big part of its plans


  • Four factories will benefit from the investment.

  • Toyota hybrid vehicles account for more than half of all hybrid sales in the US.


Famously and not that long ago, Toyota seemed against the massive shift from ICE vehicles to EVs. They were not opposing EVs, they were in favour of a more modest transition between the two propulsion types. To prove that they remain firmly behind hybrids, they’ve announced a considerable $383 million investment to increase HEV output in the US.

Lexus Officialy Reveals the 2023 RZ 450e

On the heels of revealing the first-ever electric Lexus, the RZ, and following bZ4X first drives, Toyota will continue to push hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles by building more of them.

Four plants in the US will benefit from the injection of funds. The factories in Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee will split what’s leftover from the $222 million investment going to the Huntsville, Alabama plant. There, the money will go towards a new flexible production line capable of assembling both combustion and hybrid-electric powertrains.

2023 Toyota BZ4X First Drive Review: Toyobaru Goes Electric

“It’s always been our plan to manage the transition by having hybrids, plug-in hybrids and introduce BEVs when we believe the market is there,” Bob Carter, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Corp.’s North American business, said in an interview last week as reported by Auto Finance News. “We will continue on the path of managing the transition with hybrids and plug-in hybrids.”

Trending Now

The Honda Civic Will Receive a Hybrid Powertrain in 2024

The hybrid Civic will be available in Hatchback and sedan forms and will share its powertrain with the Accord hybrid. Gasoline-only powertrains will...

2024 BMW M3 CS Gets More Power, Sharper Handling, Less Weight

M3 CS gets M4 CSL motor and other tweaks CS takes M3 one step beyond Competition Think of this new 2024 BMW M3 CS...

Porsche is still working on its three-motor Taycan

The current Porsche Taycan Turbo S delivers 750 hp and 774 ft-lb of torque. The super sedans from Tesla and Lucid are already...

Top 10 best-selling electric vehicles in Canada in 2022

We look at the top 10 best-selling electric vehicles in Canada in 2022.   The Tesla Model 3 kept its spot as the best-selling electric...

Audi unveils the Activesphere concept, a spectacular 5-door coupe that transforms into a pickup

The concept is based on the PPE platform. Could Audi build a true offroad EV 4x4? The concept transforms into a pickup truck.   Audi...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.