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Toyota executive says competitors’ switch to all-electric vehicles has many challenges to overcome: Report

A Toyota executive is expected to express skepticism about competitors’ move to quickly phase out gas-powered vehicles at a hearing with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. Robert Wimmer, director of Energy and Environment Research at Toyota North America, believes that many challenges must be addressed for the transition to electric vehicles to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/16/2021
Toyota confirms first EV rides on the e-TNGA platform

Toyota’s first battery-electric vehicle is set to make its first public debut at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show and we have new details regarding what’s under the skin. Toyota has confirmed that its electric crossover will be underpinned by the e-TNGA platform, which is specifically built for EVs. The e-TNGA platform stands out for its […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid review: Hybrid performance without sacrificing crossover utility

Compact crossovers have taken over as the de facto family vehicle of the modern age. They must be comfortable, spacious, and flexible enough to handle the rigors of family life. What if you’re looking for one that’s also fuel-efficient and powerful? Luckily, there’s one that fits the bill: the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Does this […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021
Toyota X Prologue teased ahead of next week’s debut

Toyota has given a glimpse of what could be a concept car hinting at its first battery-electric vehicle. Dubbed the X Prologue, the sole teaser photo Toyota provided shows the front end of the car, which doesn’t appear to have a grille. The headlights appear to be linked by a single full-width LED strip, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/10/2021
2021 Toyota Mirai second look review: Can you live with a hydrogen FCV as a daily driver?

When hydrogen fuel cell vehicles first came into the market, they felt like science experiments that came out of a laboratory complete with dark lord-like noises. Over time, the technology has matured and now FCVs can travel over 300 miles on a tank of hydrogen. Case in point the second-generation 2021 Toyota Mirai. The base […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/8/2021
Toyota’s Woven City breaks ground, promises to be a model for future technology incubation and development

In the U.S., business incubators generally consist of one building, perhaps a single office, even. Ground has broken on a new type of incubator, one that encapsulates 175 acres of ground at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan.  Woven City is the brainchild of Toyota Motor Corporation. It is designed to become a live-work-play […]

by Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
3/3/2021
17 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — PHEVs — for first time owners

Plug-in hybrid vehicles are a great way to get a taste of electrified motoring without the range anxiety. The ability to travel set distances strictly in EV mode lets you choose when to drive emissions-free while the gas engine retains a car’s long-distance driving capability. The thought of a new car that runs on gas […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/12/2021
23 conventional hybrids perfect for first time hybrid owners

For first-time owners, switching to a hybrid vehicle may be a new experience. The way the powertrain operates changes how the car behaves and adds new tools to your driving arsenal. That may lead some consumers to pick a car specifically on how easy it is to get accustomed to the driving experience. Luckily, there’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/12/2021
Toyota’s new BEVs will be obvious choices

Toyota isn’t known as a brand that takes a lot of risk, especially in the 21st century. When it came to actually taking a risk on a new sports car, it partnered with BMW to make it happen. The company has been slow to adopt battery electric technology. That’s about to change, though, as Toyota […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/10/2021
Toyota to introduce 3 new vehicles — 2 of them BEVs — this year for the U.S. market

Three new electrified vehicles are coming to Toyota‘s lineup this year, and two of those models will be fully-electric BEV models. This is big news from a company that, while having a robust lineup of hybrids, hasn’t launched a full BEV in the North American market yet. “We continue to be leaders in electrification that […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/10/2021