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Still Bullish on Hybrids, Will Toyota Leapfrog EV Tech with Solid State?

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Toyota remains dedicated to a hybrid/plug-in hybrid/EV mix over a total commitment to battery-electrics, even as Koji Sato prepares to replace scion Akio Toyoda as the automaker’s chief executive.اضافة اعلان

“We’re not expecting a change,” Chris Reynolds, executive vice president of corporate resources and chief administrative officer, said Monday in a Toyota Motor North America roundtable discussion with journalists. “What Akio has been talking about is the same portfolio approach that Sato will pursue.”
Misplaced presumption of a new strategy is the result of media coverage of the personnel change, announced in January (Toyoda, grandson of the automaker’s founder, will become chairman), Reynolds said, adding that any portfolio changes will happen “at the margins.”


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