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Toyota to invest $1.3B at Georgetown, Kentucky, factory to build battery packs and new electric SUV

Toyota's recent announcement of a $1.3 billion investment in its Georgetown, Kentucky factory is truly commendable and reflects the company's commitment to advancing the electric vehicle (EV) landscape in the United States. This substantial investment not only underscores Toyota's dedication to staying at the forefront of automotive technology but also signals a significant step towards a sustainable and electrified future.
The decision to build an all-new three-row electric SUV at the Georgetown complex demonstrates Toyota's proactive approach in meeting the evolving demands of the market. By incorporating cutting-edge technology and innovation, Toyota is poised to contribute to the growing popularity and accessibility of electric vehicles in the U.S. This investment not only solidifies Toyota's position as a key player in the automotive industry but also positions the Georgetown facility as a pivotal hub for future EV production.
Furthermore, Toyota's commitment to incorporating a battery cell assembly line into the Georgetown complex is a forward-looking initiative. This move not only streamlines the production process but also signifies Toyota's intention to be a major player in the electric vehicle battery market. The company's willingness to invest in the entire electric vehicle ecosystem, from vehicle assembly to battery production, showcases a comprehensive and strategic approach to sustainable mobility.
While the investment is substantial, it's noteworthy that Toyota remains mindful of its existing workforce. The decision not to add new jobs at the Georgetown complex is a testament to the company's focus on operational efficiency while leveraging the existing skilled workforce of nearly 9,400 employees. This approach ensures the continuity of employment while steering the facility towards a more sustainable and technologically advanced future.
In addition to the investment in Kentucky, Toyota's commitment to furthering electric vehicle technology is evident in its $8 billion investment in a hybrid and electric vehicle battery factory in North Carolina. The significant financial backing of this project emphasizes Toyota's dedication to expanding its electric vehicle offerings and addressing environmental concerns.
While environmental groups have previously criticized Toyota for a perceived slow transition to fully electric vehicles, this recent investment demonstrates the company's commitment to change. Toyota's goal of selling 1.5 million to 1.8 million electric or hybrid vehicles in the U.S. by 2030 showcases a forward-looking vision that aligns with the broader industry shift towards sustainable mobility.
In summary, Toyota's $1.3 billion investment in its Georgetown, Kentucky factory is a laudable move that not only bolsters the company's position in the electric vehicle market but also contributes to the overall advancement of sustainable transportation. This investment is a testament to Toyota's dedication to innovation, environmental responsibility, and a resilient automotive future.




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  • Patrik Lobergh

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    SUV's are bad to our climate as they add 300-500kg unnecessary weight over a sedan car model

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    • Edwin wangombe

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      @patrik_lobergh but at least these are now electric they are emission-free

      • Patrik Lobergh

        9 w

        @edwin_wangombe correct

      • George Kariuki

        10 w

        This is a pivotal moment in the company's commitment to advancing EVs technology in the United States.

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        • Edwin wangombe

          9 w

          @george_kariuki I agree... Toyota is making huge strides toward electrifying the transport sector

        • johnte ndeto

          10 w

          Car manufacturers engagement on battery production is quite impressive as it's part of their transformation process to EVs

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          • Edwin wangombe

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            @johnte_ndeto The EVs are the future and should be adopted as fast as possible

          • We Don't Have Time

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            • mary Mwihaki

              10 w

              This is great news toyota is the among the most reliable brands on the market its good to see this great investment in technology

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              • Edwin wangombe

                9 w

                @mary_dosarah I agree Toyota is making big moves that should be commended

              • walter lungayi

                10 w

                Exciting news for the future of electric vehicles and the economy in Kentucky!

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                • Joseph Githinji

                  10 w

                  @walter_lungayi great motivation to us all, it is time to go electric.

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                  • Edwin wangombe

                    9 w

                    @walter_lungayi I agree with you ... this will be a positive thing for the economy and the environment

                  • Esther Wanjiku

                    10 w

                    This will be groundbreaking and amazing to witness, truly the future is electric

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      10 w

                      @esther_wanjiku_785 I agree the future is electric, with such commitments we are assured of a sustainable future.

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                      • Edwin wangombe

                        9 w

                        @esther_wanjiku_785 you said it right... the future is green with electric transportation

                      • Elizabeth Gathigia

                        10 w

                        Investing in electric car is absolutely the way to go 💚

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          10 w

                          @elizbeth_gathigia 💚💚

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                          • Edwin wangombe

                            9 w

                            @elizbeth_gathigia Toyota is making amazing moves and should be adopted by other automobile manufacturers

                          • Joseph Githinji

                            10 w

                            This is a great step in taking care of the environment, happy to see Toyota Kenya invest in clean energy.

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              9 w

                              @joseph_githinji Being a giant in the Automotive sector should be leading by example as they are doing kudos to Toyota

                            • dickson mutai

                              10 w

                              Nice .. reflecting Toyota's dedication to innovation and a sustainable automotive future

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                              • Joseph Githinji

                                10 w

                                @dickson_mutai the way to go, more automotive companies should consider such initiatives.

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                                • Edwin wangombe

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                                  @dickson_mutai I can't wait to see the transport sector fully electrified and Toyota should be the one at the forefront of making this happen

                                • Munene Mugambi

                                  10 w

                                  Have to applaud the great financial statement being made by Toyota in the green movement by making this move

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                                  • Joseph Githinji

                                    10 w

                                    @munene_mugambi absolutely incredible, this is a great move.

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                                    • Edwin wangombe

                                      9 w

                                      @munene_mugambi applauds are well deserved ...

                                    • Rotich Kim

                                      10 w

                                      Toyota company is doing great ,hopefully this will result to more environmental friendly innovation

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                                      • Edwin wangombe

                                        9 w

                                        @rotich_kim yeah.. especially in Africa

                                      • MA Reen

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                                        Toyota Kenya seems to be taking leads in our country and generally in East Africa in the energy conservation plan among other remarkable solutions like job creations,thumbs up.Leading by example it is.

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                                        • Munene Mugambi

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                                          @ma_reen I'd like to see Toyota undertake such projects in Africa as well to support our green goals

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                                        • Princess

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                                          It's exciting to see such great investments in electric vehicle production, paving the way for a more sustainable automotive industry. Go Toyota!

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                                          • Munene Mugambi

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                                            @princess_nel_268 Certainly. We hope to see more auto makers take this bold move to invest in electric vehicle accessories

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                                            • Esther Wanjiku

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                                              @princess_nel_268 Toyota are proving to be frontrunners in the world of EVs

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                                              • Edwin wangombe

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                                                @princess_nel_268 Toyota deserves all the praise for its investment in electrifying the transport sectors

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