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Toyota to spend $48M on new US-based EV battery lab


Toyota plans to build a lab at its North American research and development headquarters in Michigan to develop and evaluate the quality of its EV batteries.
The $48 million lab, which is expected to begin operations in 2025, will focus on every aspect of batteries from the cell level to the packs that are installed in EVs. The lab will also evaluate EV charging and connectivity to power sources and infrastructure, the company said. Engineers will also work on new battery configurations for future products.
Toyota said the lab will support the company’s manufacturing at factories in North Carolina and Kentucky.
The new lab, located west of Detroit in York Township, coincides with Toyota’s more recent efforts to increase investment in EVs globally and more specifically, in North America. The Japanese automaker announced in May that it plans to buil …

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