Toyota’s new battery manufacturing plant in North Carolina is set to start production in the first quarter of next year, with a focus on producing electric vehicle (EV) power batteries. The factory, which represents a $13.9 billion investment by Toyota, will manufacture battery packs for various types of electric vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and battery electric vehicles (BEV).

Sean Suggs, President of Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina, confirmed that the batteries produced will initially supply Toyota’s Georgetown plant in Kentucky. This plant recently launched the ninth-generation Camry, equipped with the fifth-generation Toyota hybrid system for the 2025 model year.

The North Carolina factory is projected to reach a production capacity of 30 GWh per year across 14 production lines situated in seven buildings. This capacity includes 10 lines for BEVs and PHEVs and four lines for HEV battery packs. By 2028, the factory aims to be fully operational with around 5,100 employees.

In addition to this plant, Toyota has invested an additional $1.3 billion in its Georgetown plant to support the production of a new three-row battery-electric SUV for the U.S. market, part of a larger $18.6 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing to advance electrification.

Moreover, Toyota is also advancing its hydrogen-powered vehicle projects in collaboration with ExxonMobil, with these vehicles currently undergoing on-road testing. This is part of Toyota’s broader strategy to enhance its electrification footprint in North America and to support sustainable transportation solutions.

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