Toyota and Suzuki have announced regional production of hybrids in India. The companies say producing hybrids and not EVs in that area makes the most sense considering charging infrastructure. The Toyota plant in question will produce two vehicles with different power train options, one designed by Suzuki and a stronger one by Toyota.
The plan is the newest move in a partnership formed by the Japanese automakers in 2017.
TL:DR — A high-ranking S. Korean-based auto park maker is pulling a divide and conquer, while SK Group, the 2nd largest individually controlled S. Korean conglomerate, invests in safe chargers for apartment buildings. Each move feels like an investment in being key players in the global shift toward electrification.