Mar 27, 2023 - 12:17 pm
Electreon, Toyota and Deso cooperate on wireless charging
Israeli company Electreon is joining forces with Toyota and component manufacturer Denso to develop a vehicle receiver based on Electreon’s existing technology. The receiver will make it possible to retrofit electric vehicles with wireless charging capabilities.
Mar 10, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Hino Trucks expands electric truck lineup
Hino Trucks has announced that it will offer an electric version of their M- and L- Series medium-duty trucks branded ‘Me’ Series and ‘Le’ Series available in 2024. Hino Trucks will begin production of these new vehicles integrating SEA Electric’s SEA-Drive power system.
Mar 1, 2023 - 03:55 pm
Stellantis & Toyota launch recall due to battery issues
Numerous electric models from Stellantis and Toyota will have to go to the workshop because of possible battery problems. The affected vehicles, all of which were built in 2022, may have a fault in the specific software calibration of the traction battery control unit.
Feb 27, 2023 - 11:25 am
First BMW iX5 Hydrogen hit the road
BMW launched a demonstration fleet of hydrogen cars. After four years of development, the BMW iX5 Hydrogen vehicle and development project is thus entering its next phase.
Feb 23, 2023 - 03:21 pm
Hyliko to use Toyota fuel cell modules for trucks
The French fuel cell truck developer Hyliko has signed an agreement with Toyota to supply fuel cell modules for its first H2 trucks. These are a 44-tonne tractor unit and a 26-tonne truck, which will be offered in 6×2 and 6×4 variants.
Feb 22, 2023 - 05:05 pm
Toyota is eyeing electric car production in the US
Japanese media has learnt that Toyota wants to start producing electric cars in the USA in the summer of 2025. The company’s plant in Kentucky could churn out more than 10,000 electric SUVs per month by that time.
Feb 9, 2023 - 04:08 pm
Toyota decreases prices for the bZ4X in China
Toyota has significantly reduced the price of its electric SUV bZ4X in China, only four months after the official sales launch. The move is seen as a reaction to the wave of price cuts initiated by Tesla in January.
Jan 30, 2023 - 03:03 pm
Toyota to manufacture hybrids and batteries in Turkey
Toyota will produce hybrid cars and batteries for them in Turkey in the future. The second-generation Toyota C-HR, which will be available as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid, will be manufactured in Sakarya. It will also be Toyota’s first European plant to be equipped with a battery production line.
Jan 26, 2023 - 12:36 pm
Koji Sato to take over as new Toyota CEO
Toyota has announced a change at the top of the group. Koji Sato, previously president of the Lexus brand and the motorsport subsidiary Gazoo Racing, will become Toyota’s new president and CEO on 1 April 2023, replacing Akio Toyoda in this role.
Jan 25, 2023 - 05:33 pm
Europe tackles greenwashing
Climate activists recently put up 400 fake advertising posters for BMW and Toyota in Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, calling for a ban on advertising for fossil-fuelled vehicles, especially SUVs. The European Commission is also aiming to tackle greenwashing.
Jan 11, 2023 - 01:31 pm
Outlook: These electric cars are coming in 2023
Always. More. Choice. The boom in battery-electric cars continues, despite subsidies dropping slightly around Europe. We dare to look ahead: what’s coming, what’s missing and what are we particularly looking forward to?
Dec 19, 2022 - 04:24 pm
Toyota launches first V2G project with an US utility
Toyota Motor North America and Oncor Electric Delivery, a Texas-based electric transmission and distribution company, have agreed to collaborate on a pilot project around vehicle-to-grid (V2G). It is the first cooperation of its kind for Toyota in the US.
Dec 13, 2022 - 01:38 pm
Toyota to present 3-year-plan in early 2023
According to an agency report, Toyota will present a new three-year plan to its suppliers in early 2023 as part of its electric strategy. With the new plan, the manufacturer wants to increase the competitiveness of its upcoming electric vehicle models, but is probably accepting delays for this.
Nov 29, 2022 - 03:22 pm
Toyota bZ4X fails cold-weather range test
It is no secret that the range of electric cars decreases in cold temperatures. But the Toyota bZ4X seems to particularly underperform in this respect. Scandinavian journalists achieved only about half of the promised WLTP range in tests with the Toyota electric car – and not at sub-zero temperatures, but at 4 degrees Celsius.
Nov 17, 2022 - 02:53 pm
BasiGo gets over $6M for electric bus roll out in Kenya
BasiGo, a company working to introduce electric buses into Kenya, has announced $6.6 mn in new funding, enabling the company to start delivering locally assembled electric buses and charging infrastructure through its Pay-As-You-Drive financing model.
Nov 17, 2022 - 12:09 pm
Toyota presents compact electric SUV concept
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota presented the bZ Compact SUV Concept, a preview of a future compact electric SUV. The Japanese manufacturer has published pictures of the exterior and interior design, but has not yet given any details about the technology.
Nov 16, 2022 - 02:03 pm
Toyota has presented the 5th-gen Prius
Toyota has unveiled the fifth generation of its hybrid pioneer Prius and is adapting the drive concept, at least for Europe. From next year, the Prius will only be offered as a plug-in hybrid in Europe.
Oct 28, 2022 - 01:10 pm
Toyota & Jera to install major 2nd Life energy system in Japan
Toyota, in collaboration with Japanese utility Jera, has commissioned a large-volume energy storage system based on end-of-life batteries from electrified vehicles. The storage system uses retired batteries from hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery-only and fuel cell cars.
Oct 28, 2022 - 12:05 pm
Toyota considers scaling up bZ4X production
Toyota is reportedly considering a massive increase in production of its BEV model bZ4X and its offshoot Subaru Solterra. According to an agency report, their production of currently just over 1,000 cars per month could be increased by six or even twelve times – but not immediately.
Oct 25, 2022 - 01:52 pm
Toyota to develop bZ3 with partners in China
Toyota has announced an all-electric sedan called the bZ3, developed in collaboration between Toyota, BYD and FAW Toyota, which is to be offered exclusively in China for the time being. In addition, according to media reports, there are indications that the Japanese could revise their electric strategy.
Oct 6, 2022 - 01:36 pm
Toyota to launch small electric sedan in China
Toyota has announced plans to start production and sales of a small electric sedan powered by BYD batteries by the end of the year in China as part of an ongoing collaboration with BYD, according to three people close to the Japanese carmaker.
Oct 5, 2022 - 03:01 pm
CAM study finds Tesla still as most innovative manufacturer
The result of the Center of Automotive Management’s (CAM) ‘Electromobility Report 2022’ has Tesla once again emerging as the top innovator. The VW Group holds its own in second place but is unable to close the gap to Tesla. BYD is a newcomer in third place.
Oct 4, 2022 - 02:43 pm
Fuel cell vehicles on curated approach in China
SAIC Maxus has released 80 fuel cell minivans in Shanghai through Xiangdao Chuxing, a SAIC mobility platform. The hydrogen-powered Maxus Mifa forms part of a growing FCEV line-up bolstered by support from the Chinese government. Toyota, too is trying to make a stand in China.