SSOE is proud to be Toyota’s engineering and design services provider for their new 2.4 million SF property area on 1,800 acres to support the automaker’s first U.S. automotive battery plant. This important $1.29 billion investment for the Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC) megasite further extends the 20+ year successful relationship between Toyota and SSOE.
Located on the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite in Liberty, North Carolina, the new Toyota battery campus is currently in the design phase and will be constructed in phases over the next several years. When TBMNC begins operations in 2025, it will run two production lines, each line capable of delivering enough lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles annually. The anticipated full build-out design will produce a combined total of 1.2+ million vehicle batteries annually. Enhancing the U.S. job market, the new plant is expected to bring 1,750 new jobs to the Liberty area.
SSOE is providing architecture, engineering, and on-site technical staff for the ambitious build to develop a site master plan inclusive of the full build-out potential. At full buildout, the project scope includes 6 – 10 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) production lines with associated support buildings. Keeping true to their sustainability goals, LEED® Platinum certification will be pursued for the 150,000 SF administration building. In addition, Toyota continues to explore new energy savings opportunities for battery production at the campus in an effort to reach their long-term goal of carbon neutrality for its vehicles and operations by 2050.
Toyota’s robust campus vision includes the potential for a childcare facility, team member retail mall, fitness center, healthcare center, and other team support facilities. A park-like setting surrounding the campus is under consideration as well, which may include bike lanes, baseball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, community gardens, and walking trails.