Tag: Akio Toyoda

Dec 14, 2017 - 03:31 pm

Toyota to sell 5.5m electrified cars annually by 2030?

Half of the Japanese carmaker’s global sales shall be obtained through electrified vehicles by 2030. That is what Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda said at a press conference dedicated to the company’s extended battery cooperation with Panasonic (we reported).

Jun 26, 2017 - 07:50 am

Elon Musk, Akio Toyoda.

Elon-Musk-Twitter“Calling this clueless would be generous.”

That’s the reaction of Elon Musk towards a recently published Swedish research about the CO2 balance of EV battery production. Thus, a Tesla 100 kWh battery shall cause the same environmental pollution than driving a combustion powered car for 8 years.

Akio-Toyoda“While the hybrid technology that has advanced through competition in the WEC puts its abilities on display in six-hour races, it might be that it is not yet ready for the long distance of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”

Pointing at several problems for LMP1 runners during the 2017 race, Toyota president Akio Toyoda considers hybrid tech not yet ready for the 24 hours challenge.


May 17, 2017 - 08:36 am

Akio Toyoda, Angela Merkel.

Akio-Toyoda“The reason I am responsible for EVs as well is that I don’t want to make these cars a commodity. Even with the electrification of the vehicles, I want the prefix ‘I love’ to be affixed to those cars.”

Toyota President Akio Toyoda, who has recently been appointed as new leader of the EV division, appears to feel some passion for his new role. He went on to liken Tesla cars to the iPhone and wishes to introduce similar connectivity – or attachment.

Angela-Merkel“As it looks at the moment, we will not achieve this goal.”

Prospects for Germany to manage to put 1 million EVs on its roads by 2020 have in fact been looking bleak for some time now, but this is the first time Chancellor Angela Merkel would admit it.

Dec 16, 2015 - 09:29 am

Nick Rogers, Akio Toyoda, Raj Nair.

Nick-Rogers“Electric vehicles will absolutely play a role in Jaguar Land Rover’s future product portfolio and Formula E will give us a unique opportunity to further our development of electrification technologies.”

Nick Rogers, Group Engineering Director for Jaguar Land Rover, comments on the confirmation of JLR’s entry in the electric racing series.

Akio-Toyoda“If more hands are needed, even I will join – but they rejected me, they said I’d just be in the way.”

Toyota President Akio Toyoda frolics as the first batch of new Prius left the production line. The Prius is made to order and the company says it received 60,000 requests from Japan already.

Raj-Nair“We still see feedback that people are concerned about range on a plug-in hybrid, which, really, to be honest, doesn’t make sense. If we do that type of education, we believe that plug-in hybrids make a lot of sense for a lot of consumers.”

Ford’s product development chief Raj Nair wishes for more EV-savvy customers. In the festive season one is tempted to remind him of “the spirits that thy cited”…

Dec 3, 2014 - 11:16 am

Angela Merkel, Akio Toyoda, Manuel Valls.

Angela-Merkel“There’s a lot to do.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel admits that there need to be more incentives for electric mobility, if Germany wants to reach its goal of bringing 1 million EVs on the road by 2020. So far, the goal still seems far out of reach.

Akio-Toyoda“Toyota will use these experiences in the FIA World Endurance Championship to help revolutionize hybrid technology and to help make ever-better cars that delight people around the world.”

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda is satisfied with his company’s win at the 2014 World Endurance Championship. Toyota is the first Japanese carmaker to take home the title since the series began in 1953.

Manuel-Valls“In France, we have long favoured the diesel engine. This was a mistake, and we will progressively undo that, intelligently and pragmatically.”

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is the man behind a new plan that would rank vehicles by pollution and keep the dirtiest cars out of city centres (we reported). A move that should promote hybrid and electric cars in the country.


Nov 18, 2014 - 09:11 am

Akio Toyoda, Karun Chandhok.

Akio-Toyoda“It has a fuel cell that creates enough electricity to power a house for about a week.”

These are the words of Toyota president Akio Toyoda on the new Mirai fuel cell model that features energy recovery via ChaDeMo.
insideevs.com (with video)

Karun-Chandhok“All the major motor manufacturers have some sort of electric hybrids which will be introduced between now and 2018. Formula E will accelerate the development of this technology, the batteries and motors, the whole drivetrain. You can have the world’s biggest battery, but it needs to be efficient, so it’s a combination of things.”

Formula E driver Karun Chandhok from Team Mahindra on the novelty of the electric racing series which he sees as “totally different” and not at all as a supplement for the original Formula 1.

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