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Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

Over the past six months, Toyota has made some remarkable decisions about its present and future car technologies. After years of staunch opposition to battery-electric vehicles, it committed to launching one by 2020. Now, the company has decided to offer its proprietary hybrid technology in volume... read more

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Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car’s V-4 engine

Electrification, sure, but gasoline engines will endure: supplier

Increasingly stiff limits on carbon emission and minimum fuel economy in most of the world's car markets mean that more plug-in electric cars must be sold. With battery costs... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 'Falcon Door': Lawsuit Against German Supplier Over Failed Development

Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk has conceded that the company's electric Model X crossover utility vehicle ended up a more complicated vehicle than may have been necessary. Now, a... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

New Investigations Of Bosch, EU Loans In VW Diesel Emission Scandal

German authorities are turning their attention to supplier Bosch to determine its role in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal. Prosecutors in Stuttgart are investigating... read more December 16, 2015 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

LG Chem Adds Tesla To Customer List, Will Supply Cells For Roadster Upgrade

Of the three largest lithium-ion cell suppliers for electric cars, only one can count almost a dozen automakers among its customers. Now that company, LG Chem, has added... read more October 29, 2015 by


 
Bosch 48-volt mild hybrid

Bosch 48-Volt Mild Hybrid: Cheaper Way To Boost Efficiency 15 Percent?

Depending on your point of view, the future for mild-hybrid systems could be either exceedingly dim or unexpectedly bright. Vehicles that employ them use electrification to a... read more September 11, 2015 by


 
Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Panasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
Guayule plant [Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Flickr]

Cooper Tire: We Will Make Complete Tire From Desert Shrub In 2017

Sometimes, lowering the environmental impact of a car can be done by changing the materials its components are made from. For years, the U.S. tire industry has sought... read more August 24, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Acquires Michigan Tool & Die Maker To Boost Electric-Car Production

As it seeks to expand its electric-car production, Tesla Motors may also be attempting to bring more of that process in-house. Carmakers are backed by a complex chain of... read more May 7, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Ghosn: Nissan Not Tied To Its Own Electric-Car Batteries, Will Seek Other Suppliers Pragmatically

Batteries are the key component in building practical electric cars. And for its first all-electric Leaf in 2011, Nissan developed its own proprietary lithium-ion battery... read more October 7, 2014 by


 
"2015 Tesla Model X exhaust systems" on CARiD.com.

Tesla Model X Exhaust Systems: Best Online Ad Of The Week

Here's a tale of online shopping gone wrong. It turns out that at least one website will let you order an exhaust system for the Tesla Model X--a seemingly impossible request... read more October 3, 2014 by


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

Fisker Karma Owners Can Soon Buy Spare Parts, Wanxiang Says

Owners of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury car got some good news last week: The company that now owns the carmaker has promised that supplies of spare... read more August 26, 2014 by


 
2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

U.S.-Made 2013 Nissan Leaf Has Only 15 Percent Local Content; Here's Why

The 2013 Nissan Leaf electric car is assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, for North American sales. In fact, Nissan got a low-interest loan for $1.6 billion from the U.S... read more September 30, 2013 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Will Tesla Alone Double Global Demand For Its Battery Cells?

Tesla is on a roll right now, with 14,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sedan on the road and its stock at record highs. If it achieves its planned production... read more September 3, 2013 by


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011 - Bill Ford Jr.

Ford: Era Of EVs Calls For Closer Eye On Conflict Minerals

Increasingly, in production electric vehicles such as the 2012 Ford Focus Electric and 2011 Nissan Leaf, automakers are turning to recycled and repurposed materials. But the... read more January 11, 2011 by 2


 
Nissan dual injector four-cylinder engine

If EVs Kill Japan's Autopart Shops, Is The U.S. Far Behind?

Shop owners in the sprawling Japanese industrial town of Hamamatsu are worried: They see a future where their day jobs are under threat, and even worse, by the very companies... read more November 3, 2010 by 7


 

 
 

 
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