2023 Toyota bZ4X Preview

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The bZ4X August 2022 production schedule has been severely curtailed due to parts supply shortages.

    2023 Toyota bZ4X

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    All dressed and ready to dance but missing the dance partner (customer) along the Pacific.​

    From a Toyota Japan release earlier this week, Toyota would like to apologize for the repeated adjustments to their production plans due to the parts shortage resulting from the spread of COVID-19, and for causing considerable inconvenience to customers, who have been waiting for the delivery of vehicles, suppliers, and other parties concerned.

    As for the announced domestic operations suspension in August due to the shortage of semiconductors (August Production Plan), Toyota has decided to reduce the period of the scheduled production suspension. They will utilize the parts meant to be used during the partial plants/lines suspension caused by heavy rain damage in Aichi Prefecture and its surroundings. The global production forecast for August remains unchanged (approx. 700,000 units).

    It remains difficult to plan ahead due to the shortage of semiconductors and the spread of COVID-19, there is a possibility that the production plan may be lowered yet again. However, they will examine the parts supply closely to minimize sudden decreases in production, and continue to make every effort possible to deliver as many vehicles to our customers at the earliest date.

    The following is the revised domestic operations suspension schedule for August.

    Toyota Adjustments to Japanese Production Plan for August

    Plants: Motomachi Plant

    Production Model(s): bZ4X, Subaru Solterra, MIRAI

    Period of production suspension: Aug 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31

    This compares to 2 days of August production curtailment for the Prius, Prius Prime and Corolla, 2 days for the Corolla Sport and Camry, 11-days for the Lexus LX and Land Cruiser 300, 1-day for the Land Cruiser 70, and 1-day for the RAV4.
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Toyota September Production Plan

    Toyota would like to again apologize for the repeated adjustments to their production plans due to the parts shortage resulting from the spread of COVID-19, and for causing considerable inconvenience to its customers, who have been waiting for the delivery of vehicles, suppliers, and other parties concerned.

    The global production volume for September is expected to be approximately 850,000 units (approx. 250,000 units in Japan and 600,000 units overseas). In last month's production plan, they announced that the average monthly production plan for the next three months (August through October) would be approximately 850,000 units, and that the planned production volume for September is in line with this plan.

    At the time of this announcement, the global production plan for September through November has been revised to a higher volume, estimated to average about 900,000 units per month. Yeah!!!

    This plan is based on careful confirmation of parts supply and the personnel structures and facility capacities of their suppliers. However, it remains difficult to look ahead due to the spread of COVID-19 and other factors, and they will continue to make every effort possible to deliver as many vehicles as possible to their customers at the earliest date while closely examining the situation.

    The production forecast for the fiscal year remains unchanged (approx. 9.7 million).

    The following is the revised domestic operations suspension schedule for September.

    Toyota Adjustments to Japanese Production Plan for September

    Plants: Motomachi Plant

    Production Model(s): bZ4X, Subaru Solterra, MIRAI

    Period of production suspension: September 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th.

    Wayne
     
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  3. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    Everything is shut down August 13 through the 21 for holidays.
     
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Commenting on some recent news.

    Toyota exec says lack of demand...

    A bit of chicken and egg problem, aside from product issues out the gate. There are only 9 examples of the bZ4X within 100 miles of me, and I live in a green state. Prices start at $50k. Sorry, but I have never purchased cars near that starting price, and I don't care what the average transaction paid amounts have been. Even with my wildest purchase of the Crosstrek Hybrid, it was below averages after all is tallied.

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    bZ3? Now here is one I'd like to see on our shores.

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  5. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    He was claiming there isn't demand in the future based on past demand for hybrids.

    This year, Ev's made up of 16% of new car sales in California.
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    With the loss of the $7,500 Fed TC, the bZ4X could again run into a lot of headwinds.

    I heard VW is holding up their 23 ID.4s at the Chattanooga plant until the Fed TC qualifications are completely hashed out. It is being built in the U.S. but the battery supply balance may not meet the Fed $7,500 TC requirements?

    Volkswagen ID.4

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    VW Group and Canada just signed an agreement with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government on battery value creation and raw material security. VWs battery company, PowerCo SE, pushes ramp-up of its global battery business, further proof of VW’s ambitious growth strategy in North America.

    Wayne
     
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