Akio Toyoda Puts Himself And 3 Top Managers In Charge Of Electric Car Drive

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Toyota president Akio Toyoda has assembled an all-star cast to run Toyota’s new electric car division, and put himself in charge of it, the company said today in an innocuous-looking change of personnel note.

As a sign of the importance of the new venture, Toyota’s EV department is headed by three of Toyota’s top managers. Akio Toyoda is joined by Toyota EVPs and board members Mitsuhisa Kato and Shigeki Terashi, both central figures in Toyota’s high tech research and development.

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