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Toyota Poland begins manufacturing of Yaris hybrid drives | Automotive Trade Information
Now made in Europe: Toyota has expanded hybrid elements manufacturing in Poland
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP), the automaker’s European powertrain operation, has began manufacturing of hybrid electrical transmissions.
The brand new transmission combines with a brand new 1.5-litre petrol engine, produced in Jelcz-Laskowice, to type the hybrid electrical powertrain for the redesigned Yaris assembled in France.
Toyota claimed demand for the lately launched fashions was at an all-time excessive, the B-segment mannequin accounted for over 20% of its European gross sales final 12 months.
Manufacturing begins later this 12 months at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech, the previous JV with PSA arrange initially to construct a shared A-segment metropolis automotive line.
TMMP output of hybrid electrical powertrains will obtain one other enhance when the Yaris Cross begins manufacturing later in 2021, additionally in France.
TMMP’s newest enlargement is a key a part of Toyota Motor Europe’s technique to additional localise manufacturing of hybrid electrical drives to assist meet the corporate’s ambition of promoting 1.4m automobiles a 12 months by 2025 when 90% of gross sales could have electrified powertrains – hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electrical and gas cell.
As a part of elevated European funding, TME has expanded TMMP’s Walbrzych plant to accommodate a brand new casting line, further processing traces and a brand new meeting line.
TMMP additionally started the primary European manufacturing of the MG1 electrical motor which is a part of the hybrid electrical transmission and, to fulfill elevated demand for hybrids, Walbrzych will launch a twin manufacturing line for hybrid electrical transmissions in autumn 2021. From 2022, it would function a second manufacturing line for the 1.5-litre TNGA petrol engines, successfully doubling hybrid electrical powertrain manufacturing capability for the Yaris fashions.
“Our hybrid electrical gross sales made up 53% of whole quantity in 2020 and we are going to improve hybrid gross sales together with these of battery electrical, plug-in electrical and gas cell automobiles. Collectively these applied sciences have enabled us to fulfill our EU CO2 fleet targets in 2020, and we’re assured that we’ll proceed to attain these targets in future,” stated TME EVP Marvin Cooke.
As soon as all new initiatives are in full output in 2022, the factories in Walbrzych and Jelcz-Laskowice could have six manufacturing traces for the primary hybrid elements, together with three traces of hybrid electrical transmissions and three traces of combustion engines.
This all adopted TMMP institution of a hybrid drives testing and analysis division in 2020.
Together with the lately accomplished initiatives, the funding in each vegetation will improve to PLN6bn (EUR1.3bin) by the tip of 2022 with capability for 1.65mi elements per 12 months and employment of three,000 individuals.
Poland is Toyota’s solely hybrid drive manufacturing and improvement facility outdoors Asia.