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Toyota adds production line of hybrid WVa powertrains


BUFFALO, Va. (AP) – Toyota Motor Corp. announced Thursday that it will add a dedicated hybrid powertrain production line at its West Virginia plant as part of a $ 240 million investment.

The announcement comes nine months after the Japanese automaker said it would invest $ 210 million in the Buffalo, West Virginia plant and create 100 new jobs to increase the capacity of its engine lines to four. and six cylinders.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia celebrates 25 years of engine and transmission production. The latest upgrade will allow the plant to play a larger role in the automaker’s electric vehicle production in North America.

“The investment will fund targeted improvements that will increase our flexibility and competitiveness, allowing us to be in a better position to respond directly to changing customer demand for more efficient vehicles,” said Srini Matam, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia.

The automaker has said it is committed to offering electric vehicles across its Toyota and Lexus vehicle lineup by 2025.

Last month, Toyota announced plans to build a new $ 1.29 billion plant in the United States to manufacture batteries for hybrid and all-electric vehicles.


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