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Russia's invasion of Ukraine has upended auto supply chains, hitting everything from aluminum used in car panels to key materials for microchips. (Source photos by AP, Reuters and Getty Images) 
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From chip crunch to war: Automakers grapple with supply chain woes

Geopolitical turmoil sparks questions over long-term supply of key EV materials

RURIKA IMAHASHI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- What is the price of supply chain disruption? For Toyota Motor, it is about $520.

That is the estimated rise in production cost per vehicle for the world's biggest automaker as the war in Ukraine throws supply chains into disarray and sends raw material prices soaring. Multiplied by the 10 million cars it plans to make this year, and the hit is a hefty one.

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