Toyota plans to increase production of the bZ4X by 2025 to meet the demand for electric cars.
It is well known that Toyota has been one of the slowest automotive manufacturers to make a serious and determined commitment to the full electrification of its models.
The Toyota bZ4X, its first electric car for the world market, can be considered as an anecdote, especially with the previous problems that caused the production of the bZ4X to be stopped for 3 months due to a problem with the wheel bolts.
Even so, Toyota is not oblivious to the change that is taking place in the automotive sector and recently announced major changes to its electrification strategy, mainly due to the high public acceptance of buying a Tesla car.
It is certainly paradoxical, to say the least, that Toyota, the world’s largest car manufacturer whose innovation was the commitment to offer all its models as hybrids, is now so far behind in full electrification.
Toyota will increase production of the bZ4X but very quietly
Despite the fact that Toyota is rethinking its entire electrification strategy with regard to bringing forward all plans, today the Japanese brand has once again shown its passivity on the matter.
Internal sources indicate that Toyota plans to expand annual production of the bZ4X to meet growing demand for the electric car, but has already said that this will not happen next year or the year after.
This means that it will not be until 2025 that Toyota decides to increase production of its first electric car and that in 2023 and 2024 annual production will remain the same as planned for 2022, a figure that is currently set at around 1,000 vehicles per month.
The new production increase proposed by Toyota for the bZ4X for 2025 could increase that figure from 6 to 12 times the current figure, so we suspect that the production ramp will increase in the coming years to reach that figure of 6,000 to 12,000 cars per month manufactured, a figure that still seems insufficient for 2025 when today there are manufacturers that far exceed those production figures for their 100% electric models.
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