Toyota to Build $50 Million Lab in Michigan to Test Batteries for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) Toyota says it will spend nearly $50 million to build a vehicle battery testing laboratory at its North American research center in Michigan.
The company said Thursday that the lab in York Township south of Ann Arbor will test batteries made for hybrid and electric vehicles at a new factory in North Carolina, as well as from battery suppliers.
No new jobs will be created because Toyota will reassign workers from other areas and provide training as needed.
The company says the lab is expected to begin work in 2025 and could be expanded as more electric vehicles are made.