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Toyota exploring portable power utilizing hydrogen, benefits huge

Hydrogen. It’s the most abundant element in the known universe, the lightest on the periodic table, and can go boom. While it doesn’t exist in the air we breathe (that’s 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen), it’s essential to human life as it is part of the water we drink. Using it as a power source for […]

by Chad Kirchner
8/29/2022
The 2023 Toyota Crown is an elevated sedan with a hybrid powertrain

Early Friday morning, Toyota revealed the 2023 Crown, an elevated sedan with a hybrid powertrain and several available two-tone paint schemes. In an age where four-door cars have dramatically fallen out of favor and it’s becoming increasingly apparent pure electric vehicles are the future, this new Crown seems a little behind the times. Beneath the […]

by Craig Cole
7/15/2022
May Mobility closes round of funding, starts early development of Toyota’s next mobility platform

May Mobility, the company collaborating with Toyota on its autonomous vehicle platform, just closed a $111 million round of Series C Funding. The Ann Arbor company is working with Toyota on its Sienna Autono-MaaS vehicle platform, which is a fully autonomous Sienna sheparding in the idea of Mobility as a Service, and also being development […]

by Chad Kirchner
7/12/2022
2023 Toyota bZ4X review: A good — but not great — all-electric SUV

Nope, bZ4X is not the human gene that controls whether you like cilantro, nor is it some obscure airport code or a type of toner cartridge that goes in the office copy machine. This is actually Toyota’s first modern EV. Aside from its unusual name, the 2023 bZ4X is a respectable, though not outstanding all-electric […]

by Craig Cole
6/30/2022
Tested: We DC fast charged the 2023 Toyota bZ4X. It wasn’t pretty

The 2023 bZ4X is Toyota’s first modern EV. It has a comfortable ride, well-built interior and plenty of safety features, though this battery-powered SUV also has a hidden Achilles’ heel, which turned out to be a bigger issue than we ever expected. DC not-so-fast charging DC fast charging is the bZ4X’s greatest weakness. All-wheel-drive versions […]

by Craig Cole
6/9/2022
2023 Toyota Sequoia tops out at just under $80,000

Pricing for the 2023 Toyota Sequoia has been released with the base SR5 model starting at $59,795. That gets you features like 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a surround-view camera, a sunroof, heated front seats, and Toyota’s latest infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen. You can also upgrade to the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/9/2022
2023 Toyota Sequoia first drive review: Hybrid passenger hauling and towing power

If you need a 3-row SUV, you have a few options to choose from. But if you want that same 3-row SUV to also be powered by a hybrid system, you don’t have nearly as many options. The updated 2023 Toyota Sequoia is that option, but is it any good? Visually, the Sequoia receives some […]

by Chad Kirchner
6/8/2022
European-spec 2023 Toyota Corolla reveals more details on updated hybrid systems

When the U.S.-spec refreshed 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid sedan was revealed this week, it received many significant updates. In addition to the LE grade, you can now get it in sporty SE and a more premium-looking XLE variant. The former gets sport-tuned steering and suspension components, a different front end, and dual exhaust tips. It’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/3/2022
2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition adds off-road chops to electrified variant

Since the current generation RAV4 arrived, the only way to get an off-road-oriented version was with the pure internal combustion variant. That changes now thanks to the addition of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition. This is the second electrified vehicle to get outdoorsy treatment following the Sienna. Available in Midnight Black Metallic, Cavalry […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/1/2022
Toyota Sienna now used as a testbed for autonomous driving technologies

The current-generation Toyota Sienna is being used as the platform for the development of autonomous driving technologies. Once the vehicle comes off the assembly line of Toyota’s Indiana manufacturing plant, it gets a new control interface to make it compatible with third-party autonomous driving kits for use in mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) roles. The result is the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/1/2022