Toyota Motor Corporation will introduce a new method for the production of the next generation of EVs = electric vehicles, which it plans to introduce in three years. We plan to improve efficiency by promoting efficiency by means that vehicles that are being assembled drive themselves to the next process, and aim to reduce the investment amount of the plant to half of the current amount.

According to Toyota, in the production line for the next-generation EV that it plans to launch in 2026, instead of the current method of transporting cars on conveyors, a system will be introduced in which the cars being assembled will move to the next process by themselves.

This system has been partially put into practical use at the Motomachi Plant in Aichi Prefecture, and by combining sensor-based recognition technology and autonomous driving technology, cars in the process of manufacturing drive around the factory at low speeds like a conveyor.

In addition, next-generation EVs will adopt a technology called "Gigacast," in which the vehicle body is divided into three parts, front, center, and rear, and then the front and rear parts are integrally molded as a single part using a large casting facility.

Toyota aims to halve the production process and halve the amount of investment in its plants through such efficiency, and also aims to commercialize solid-state batteries, which can shorten charging times and extend the cruising range, as early as 3.