30 Nov '16, 8pm

Toyota Chief Heading Up New Electric Car Division

Toyota Chief Heading Up New Electric Car Division

Toyota President Akio Toyoda will be heading up the company’s newly formed electric car group, indicating that the Japanese automaker is taking all-electric vehicles much more seriously. Toyoda, grandson of the company’s founder Kiichiro Toyoda, has been leading the automaker since 2009. He’ll be joined by two of Toyota’s executive vice presidents, Mitsuhisa Kato and Shigeki Terashi. The company will also bring an experienced engineer to the group. Koji Toyoshima, chief engineer of its Prius hybrid, will be heading up the new division’s engineering team. Toyoda will lead these executives and a four-member EV strategy unit, which will include representatives from group suppliers – Denso Corp., Aisin Seiki Co., and Toyota Industries Corp. – and from Toyota Motor Corp. “By putting the president and vice presidents in charge of the department, we plan to speed up development o...

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