Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) launched manufacturing of hybrid electrical transmissions for its low-emission hybrid electrical powertrains. The brand new transmission combines with the newest technology 1.5L gasoline engine, produced in Jelcz-Laskowice, to type the hybrid electrical powertrain for brand new Yaris, The Automotive of the Yr 2021.
Demand for Toyota’s best-selling Yaris is at an all-time excessive, the B-segment mannequin which made up over 20% of Toyota’s European gross sales final yr, is manufactured at Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) and from later this yr at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Czech. TMMP’s output of hybrid electrical powertrains will obtain one other increase when the brand new Yaris Cross begins manufacturing later in 2021, additionally at TMMF.
TMMP’s newest enlargement types a key a part of Toyota Motor Europe’s technique to additional localize the manufacturing of hybrid electrical drives to assist meet the corporate’s ambition of promoting 1.4M automobiles a yr by 2025, 90% of gross sales may have electrified powertrains for its hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electrical and gas cell automobiles. As a part of its elevated European funding, TME has expanded TMMP’s Wałbrzych Plant to accommodate a brand new casting line, further processing strains and a brand new meeting line.
On the identical time, TMMP additionally begins the primary European manufacturing of the MG1 electrical motor which types an integral a part of the hybrid electrical transmissions, and to satisfy the elevated demand for hybrids, the Wałbrzych plant will launch a twin manufacturing line for hybrid electrical transmissions in autumn 2021. From 2022, it should begin a second manufacturing line of 1.5L TNGA gasoline engines, successfully doubling TMMP’s hybrid electrical powertrain manufacturing capability for Toyota Yaris and Yaris Cross fashions.
This marks a serious step-up in TMMP’s capability to construct total hybrid electrical powertrains together with electrical motors and hybrid electrical transmissions. As we broaden our multi-powertrain electrification line-up, it’s important that we proceed to put money into the European infrastructure and experience of our individuals. Our hybrid electrical gross sales made up 53% of whole quantity in 2020 and we are going to enhance hybrid gross sales together with these of battery electrical, plug-in electrical and gas cell automobiles. Collectively these applied sciences have enabled us to satisfy our EU CO2 fleet targets in 2020, and we’re assured that we are going to proceed to attain these targets in future.
Marvin Cooke, Govt Vice President, Toyota Motor Europe<
As soon as these new tasks are absolutely on top of things in 2022, the factories in Wałbrzych and Jelcz-Laskowice may have a complete of six manufacturing strains for the primary hybrid elements, together with three strains of hybrid electrical transmissions and three strains of TNGA combustion engines.
This elevated localisation of manufacturing of hybrid electrical elements in Europe follows TMMP’s institution of a Hybrid Drives Testing and Analysis Division in 2020. Together with the just lately accomplished tasks , the extent of investments in each vegetation will enhance to nearly PLN 6 billion (or c. €1.3 billion) by the top of 2022, enabling a manufacturing capability of 1.65 million elements per yr and employment to over 3,000 individuals.
Toyota’s low-emission hybrid expertise
Hybrid vehicles use two sources of energy – gasoline and electrical. Throughout braking, the kinetic vitality of the hybrid automobile is recovered and transformed into electrical energy, because of which the automobile consumes much less gas. Toyota sees hybrid expertise as an vital step in direction of full electrified mobility. Toyota’s hybrid expertise reduces emissions, gas consumption offering an accessible and inexpensive mobility resolution for its clients. Toyota has positioned in Poland the primary heart for manufacturing and growth of hybrid drives on the earth exterior of Asia. It provides the hybrid electrical transmissions and the related TNGA hybrid gasoline engines for the group’s low-emission automobiles manufactured in Europe.
Tasks associated to hybrid expertise carried out in Polish Toyota factories
Toyota New World Structure is the worldwide structure wherein all new Toyota fashions are at present designed. This platform stands for frequent ideas for the development of particular person chassis sorts and our bodies, in addition to drivetrains for numerous fashions. Its attribute function is a decrease heart of gravity and a stiffer automobile physique, which interprets right into a excessive degree of passive security and better driving consolation. From the manufacturing aspect, TNGA means designing automated manufacturing strains, and thus increased effectivity, a modular construction of the road enabling the manufacturing of varied forms of elements or drives on one manufacturing line, in addition to higher work ergonomics and decrease environmental influence.