Yesterday North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Liberty, North Carolina Mayor Filmore York joined Toyota Motor North America leaders to announce that the Greensboro-Randolph mega-site has been chosen as the location for Toyota’s new manufacturing plant for electric car batteries. Toyota’s new EV battery plant will be called Toyota battery manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC).
When it goes online in 2025, Toyota Battery Manufacturing, NC will have four production lines, each capable of supplying enough lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles, with the intention of expanding to at least six production lines for a combined total of up to 1.2 million vehicles per year.
“The future of mobility is electrification and the Greensboro-Randolph mega-site is the ideal place to bring that future to life,” said Ted Ogawa, CEO of Toyota Motor North America.
“North Carolina offers the right conditions for this investment, including infrastructure, a high-quality education system, access to a diverse and skilled workforce, and a welcoming environment to do business. Today marks the beginning of a mutually beneficial partnership with the state of Tar Heel as we embark on our journey to achieve carbon neutrality and provide mobility for all, ” added Ogawa.
“I am pleased that Toyota has chosen Battery Manufacturing call North Carolina home” , said Governor Cooper. “This investment in our state is a testament to our world-class workforce and growing economy. North Carolina is working hard every day toward a clean energy future and projects like this will help us achieve it.”
The $ 1.29 billion investment made by Toyota and Toyota Tsusho is partially funded by a total investment of approximately $ 3.4 billion previously announced on October 18, and is expected to create 1,750 new jobs in the United States.
Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant in North Carolina. Toyota EV battery plant in NC. Toyota Greensboro Battery Plant. Toyota chooses NC for its EV battery factory.