Toyota fully transforms electrification, introduces two pure electric models in China in 2020


Editor’s note: This article is from Krypton 36 “Future Automotive Daily” (micro-channel public number ID: auto-time), Author: future cars daily.Author | Li Zinan editor | Li Huanhuan Toyota is about to usher in the “first year of electrification.” According to Toyota’s official news, by 2020 Toyota will have two pure electric models in mass production in China.According to recent media reports, starting in 2020, Toyota will launch a new pure electric platform and 6 pure electric models for the global market, including crossovers and SUVs. By about 2025, Toyota will fully electrify its product line.The new plan will start with the C-HR and Yize pure electric versions of the Chinese market.Since the Tokyo Motor Show in October, electrification has become the main theme of Toyota’s development.At the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota’s main booth did not display any fuel car products, but brought a series of electric and intelligent models, including the LQ concept car, ultra-compact EV, and the new Mirai concept car.In addition, Toyota expects to launch 10 new pure electric products in China in 2025 and achieve the goal of selling more than 5.5 million electrified models worldwide in the world. Some models will be built on the new e-TNGA platform.In Toyota’s electrification strategy, FAW Toyota took the lead in undertaking Toyota’s electrification tasks and will officially launch its first pure electric model, the Yize E Engine, in 2020.In terms of batteries, Toyota announced in 2019 that it will cooperate with Ningde Times and BYD. It is expected that domestic pure electric vehicles will use batteries provided by these two companies in the future.At present, the Chinese market has become Toyota’s main market.On December 4, Toyota officially announced a new round of organizational structure adjustments and personnel changes.Toyota said in the announcement that the company plans to implement a new organizational structure from January 1, 2020, and will split its Chinese business from its Asian business, which will be launched separately in the future.From the perspective of sales volume, the Chinese market has now become the “mainstay” of Toyota’s global scope.From January to October this year, Toyota Motor sold a total of 8.047 million vehicles worldwide, an increase of 1.6% year-on-year, of which the sales in the Chinese market reached 1.31 million, an increase of 7.2% year-on-year.In addition, Toyota has stated its intention to expand its plant in China.The company will double its production capacity in China by 2020 by expanding the production capacity of FAW Toyota’s Tianjin plant, GAC Toyota Guangzhou plant and Sichuan FAW Toyota’s Chengdu plant.By then, Toyota’s total production capacity in China will reach 2 million vehicles.