The Japanese giant continues its investment in electric vehicle infrastructure.
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Toyota has plans to increase its electric vehicle production capacity by constructing a ¥8.5 billion (AU$1.84 billion) electric car plant in China.

According to a report from Reuters, the plant – which should see a production output of 200,000 ‘new energy vehicles’ yearly – is set to be built in the Tianjin municipality in collaboration with Toyota’s local partner, FAW Group.

FAW Group is a Chinese state-owned carmaker that has entered into joint ventures with Audi, General Motors and Volkswagen to produce their models for Chinese markets.

The new factory will produce plug-in hybrid, full-electric and fuel-cell system vehicles.

FAW Toyota is already responsible for producing models including the Avalon, Corolla, Crown, IZOA and Vios in Tianjin.

Toyota is also part of a joint venture with Chinese carmaker GAC, which produces a hybrid Levin (Corolla).

Toyota’s investment in the plant follows last week’s announcement that the Japanese marque has invested AU$607 million in a Chinese-backed autonomous driving startup.