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Toyota to transform car assembly with 'gigacasting' in EV shift

Japanese automaker still trails Tesla in rethinking automaking

A Toyota EV car is seen at the Bangkok International Motor Show. Reducing the number of parts requiring assembly in each section of a vehicle promise reat cost savings.    © Reuters

NAGOYA, Japan -- As Toyota Motor turns its attention to electric vehicles, the automaker plans changes to save time and money that depart radically from the assembly line-driven process dominating the car industry since its earliest days.

Toyota aims to use its new "gigacasting" production method to build a new electric vehicle model due out in 2026, the company said Tuesday.

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