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Decoding Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain: A Role For Fuel Cells

Decoding Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain: A Role For Fuel Cells

While unveiling its fuel-cell vehicle last month–priced to undercut the Tesla Model S ever so slightly–Toyota's Global R&D Chief Mitsuhisa Kato offered some dismissive thoughts on battery-electric vehicles. As quoted in Automotive News, the 39-year veteran of the Toyota Motor... read more

July 28, 2014 by  -
 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

2016 Toyota Prius: AWD Still Considered For Next-Gen Hybrid

With a new Toyota Prius on the horizon, rumors abound as to what the next-generation of the world's best-selling hybrid will offer when it's unveiled late next year. Some... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

Toyota Needs Safety Rule Exemption To Sell Fuel-Cell Car In U.S.

Cars sold in the U.S. have to meet certain safety regulations in order to ensure their legality on U.S. roads. Unfortunately for Toyota, one of those safety regulations for... read more July 2, 2014 by 


 
Toyota i-Road urban electric vehicle

Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials

Toyota might not be convinced by battery electric vehicles but that hasn't stopped the company testing its i-Road urban electric vehicle. Its latest round of testing takes... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius Launch Pushed Back Six Months: Report

Toyota's next-generation Prius is one of the most eagerly-awaited green cars of the moment, but potential buyers may have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the... read more June 30, 2014 by 


 
2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan

Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan: Final Design, Price Revealed For Japan

Toyota has said for many years that it plans to build and sell a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, and now the company has trickled out some more information on that car... read more June 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Palisades Interstate Park, New York, June 2014

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. While smaller... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Nissan Leaf

Hybrid & Hydrogen, Or Electric? Toyota, Nissan Battle Over Future Green-Car Tech

Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan have always done things a little differently. But when it comes to company strategies for meeting future transportation needs, each... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Aygo minicar European drive

Toyota Aygo Minicar Driven: Much-Improved Scion iQ Alternative U.S. Won't Get

The Scion iQ has not been a success story for Toyota's youth-orientated brand. In 2013, just 4,406 iQs found homes in the U.S. That's half as many as were sold in 2012... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
Toyota solid-state battery prototype

Toyota Researches Solid-State Batteries As Mid-Term Option To Lithium-Air

Lithium-air batteries, with high energy density, low weight and useful stability, are a major candidate for future electric car batteries. However, commercialization may not... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV hydrogen fuel cell vehicle prototype during hot-weather endurance testing in N America

Toyota To Start Fuel Cell Vehicle Production In December

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will go into production ahead of schedule, with production planned for mid-December 2014. Sales will also begin "by the end of the year"... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Japan's Automakers & Government Move To Dominate Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Battery-electric, or fuel-cell? Japanese automakers are divided on the subject--Nissan and Mitsubishi brought electric cars to the market early, but Toyota and Honda have... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
Toyota tests new semiconductor technology

Toyota Improves Semiconductor Tech In Hybrids, 10 Percent MPG Gains

Toyota has revealed it's developing a new design of semiconductor that could improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrid vehicles by up to ten percent. Developed with in-house... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide

There was a time when hybrid vehicles were expensive to buy, and choice of vehicle type was limited. The 2014 Toyota Prius C is evidence of why that is no longer the case... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Tesla Deal To Supply Toyota RAV4 EV Powertrain To End This Year

Several news reports over the weekend noted that Tesla's contract to supply Toyota with electric powertrains for its RAV4 EV crossover would end next year. In the words of... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
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