Japanese carmaker Toyota plans to increase production to 800,000 cars in January. If she succeeds, she will achieve a historical record, which relates to the first month of the year.
Toyota thus wants to partially compensate for the production outages from previous months, which occurred due to insufficient supply of important components, especially chips. “We intend to meet our goal of producing nine million vehicles this fiscal year,” the Japanese carmaker told Reuters.
If it manages to reach the January target in the form of 800,000 manufactured cars, it will mean a year-on-year increase of 60,000 and the highest volume of January production in the carmaker’s history. However, Toyota had to suspend production in Japan in December, which will reduce production by 14,000 cars in the last month of the year.
Toyota also unveiled its electromobility plans this week. By 2030, it wants to launch a total of 30 battery-powered models. As a result, Toyota will invest about $ 35 billion. Toyota’s global electric car sales are set to reach 3.5 million a year by the end of the decade.