The race to dominate the electric car market has just begun, with large participants, including Tesla.
But then there are other storied companies like Toyota, which seem to be way behind in the new electric vehicle market, and the only way to get close to the leader, in this case Tesla, is to disassemble a Tesla Model Y.
As reported by autoevolution, Toyota decided to disassemble a Tesla Model Y electric car to analyze the competition, and they have been so impressed that they have completely changed their strategy for the coming years.
Despite the fact that both Tesla and Toyota had a certain relationship in the past, they ended up separating their paths, and now Toyota, after having a new CEO, are going to completely change their strategy in the car market. electric cars to start being relevant.
According to the first information from Toyota engineers when disassembling a Tesla Model Y, they comment that “they have been impressed”, considering the interior “a work of art”.
However, Toyota has announced that they are working on a new specific platform for cars electric companies that will replace e-TNGA.
This new infrastructure will be ready by 2026, at the earliest, and that means a great disadvantage compared to other competitors.
A change of strategy
It seems that the decision to develop this new platform was made after disassembling a Tesla Model Y, forcing a change in strategy and basically showing that Toyota is technologically far behind in the electric car market.
However, the Tesla Model Y has evolved in recent years, eliminating hundreds of parts and adopting a structural battery that, among other things, has allowed up to 100 kilos of weight to be released from the vehicle. car.
Also from Tesla they have managed to further optimize energy efficiency and have achieved a significant reduction in costs.
Now Toyota basically wants to do something like that, but they won’t get it done for at least three years, and that’s a big drawback for this emerging market.