Chris' Corner: Toyota sparks local Real Estate Recovery

Toyota sparks local Real Estate Recovery

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada is poised to become the first major automaker to build electric vehicles in Canada.
Good news
Toyota has confirmed that they will start assembling electric versions of the RAV4 SUV in Woodstock within months.  Partnered with Tesla Motors, a California based pioneer in electric automotive design and production currently builds high-end electric roadsters.

The addition of the electric RAV4 should secure the positions of Toyota's 6500 workers in Cambridge and Woodstock.

As regular reader know, I am passionate about Saving Our Planet, and believe that we, collectively can make a difference simply by making more informed and better choices and achievable changes in our daily behaviour.  I want to congratulate Toyota on this initiative as the RAV4 will join the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf as electric vehicles.  Toyota is already one of the world's largest producers of hybrid cars and this is simply the next step in reducing and/or eliminating our dependance on fossil fuels.

Toyota, recovering from the parts shortage caused by the damages to Japanese plants from the Tsunami that hit earlier this year, will restart its second shift at the Woodstock plant next month.

Increasing production at Tier One automotive manufacturers has a very positive effect on the manufacturing sector as it creates extra revenues and jobs for automotive suppliers in the province.

The increase in jobs trickles down through the economy and helps spur the Real Estate Recovery in communities where these workers live.
Good news
When it comes time for me to replace my diesel powered car, I will seriously investigate the hybrid and electric options and select a car that is both practical and less harmful to the environment.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsChris Smith • August 08 2011 11:17AM


HI Chris,

Great news for Woodstock and Cambridge, both for your economy and from it the real estate recovery, it also shows great vision and leadership towards a new direction in the automotive industry and lower dependency on fossil fuels....

That is a lot to be proud of for your community.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 9 years ago

Peter and Linda, thank you for all the work you are doing with this initiative.  Sometimes all it take is deciding the glass is half full rather than half empty.  You are to be commended for your efforts

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Hi Chris~ Electric car production is good news globally! I am happy that the major car manufacturers see the light and have discovered how to incorporate gas-less vehicles into the main stream! It has been a long time coming..Hooray for Mother Earth, Hooray for humanity!


Posted by Judi Boad (ACCURATE REALTY GROUP) about 9 years ago

Chris - Gret news for Cambridge and Woodstock, the local economy and for the planet  a triple win, win, win in my books. Thanks for helping to make it a great day

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Judi, I am a strong proponent of doing everything we can to help Save Our Planet, and on many fronts, think this is great news =)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Kathy, you echo my sentiments completely.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago