Toyota will use solid-state batteries in hybrids first

Toyota has announced more details on its carbon neutrality plans at its Kenshiki event in Europe. In addition to showing the production bZ4X in the region for the first time, the company has revealed that by 2030, it anticipates its sales mix for zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) to make up at least 50 percent in Western […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota establishes a battery manufacturing plant in North Carolina

Toyota has announced that it has selected North Carolina for its new battery manufacturing plant in the United States. Scheduled to come online in 2025, Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC), will have four production lines capable of producing lithium-ion batteries for 200,000 vehicles. The automaker intends to expand the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite to six production […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Autopia 2099 is Radwood’s techie cousin and that’s a good thing

Electrification is such a big deal these days. Automakers are scrambling to electrify vehicles and people, especially enthusiasts, are eager to see what it will do to cars and car culture. Between curiosity and the need to move to something more sustainable, consumers want to learn what electrification can do for them. For car enthusiasts, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Video roundup: Our coverage of 2021 LA Auto Show reveals

If you can’t make it to the 2021 LA Auto Show happening right now, either because you don’t want to fight the crowds or you live half a world away, we have you covered. In addition to all of our written coverage from the event (which you can find here), we also brought along our […]

by Chad Kirchner
2023 Toyota bZ4X first look: Jumping back into the EV fray

The production 2023 Toyota bZ4X marks the introduction of the first long-range battery-electric vehicle from the largest automaker in the world. However, this isn’t Toyota’s first foray into EVs. From 1997 to 2003 and then again from 2012 to 2014, it built the RAV4 EV but those barely had 100 miles of range on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets new SE trim

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is getting a new version that offers sporty looks without needing to go up to the XSE grade. A new SE trim joins the lineup to expand the electrified crossover’s appeal to consumers wanting the more aggressive looks at a lower price point. It gets cloth upholstery, a 7.0-inch touch […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota announces production bZ4X BEV in Japan, shows off steering yoke

Toyota’s first bZ vehicle is getting closer to production, and now we have more details on what to expect as it rolls out in Japan, and then for other markets. This beyond Zero lineup starts with the 4X. The bZ4X here is the first of seven bZ models to be introduced by 2025, and chases […]

by Chad Kirchner
Toyota invests $3.4 billion for U.S. battery production

Toyota announced that it is investing $3.4 billion through 2030 to produce batteries for electrified vehicles in the United States. This is to help develop and localize battery production in the region. It is part of a larger $13.5 trillion investment that the automaker has set aside for the development and production of batteries. To […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2022 Toyota Tundra first drive review: Electrified with different personalities

Let’s face it, the Detroit Three have the full-size truck market cornered. In the age of electrification, they intend to keep it that way with hybrid and battery-electric pickups. Toyota isn’t going down without a fight though. With its loyal fan base and off-road heritage, the 2022 Toyota Tundra is marching to a different beat. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Toyota Mirai travels 845 miles before refueling, sets new record

We know that the new Toyota Mirai can travel far on a single tank of hydrogen. The XLE trim is good for 402 miles per tank while the swankier Limited grade is rated for 357 miles. It turns out, you can double the distance traveled on a single tank if you try hard enough because […]

by Stefan Ogbac