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Toyota resolves to accelerate its transition to electric


The world leader in the automotive industry is taking a radical turn so as not to be completely left behind.

“An incredible work of art”

is the reaction of Toyota engineers after they recently stripped down a Tesla Y to figure out its secrets.

According to

Automotive News

, the Japanese manufacturer has not recovered from what it found under the hood of the Californian electric manufacturer's model: a battery incorporated in the floor of the vehicle, for example, which reduces its weight by 100 kg, and therefore extends its autonomy … A real revelation for the man who is still today the leader of the camp of “electro-skeptics” in the automobile industry.

And the beginning of a hairpin turn on the subject, failing which the Japanese could at best lose its world leadership, at worst be completely left behind.

At the end of February, the group's new CEO, Koji Sato (he takes office in April), called for

"a drastic change in the way we work, from production to sales and services"

for electrification.

It makes the Lexus, the manufacturer's luxury range...

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Source: lefigaro

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