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What does the bZ4X recall and buyback mean for Toyota’s EV efforts?

What on Earth is going on at Toyota? It was bizarre enough that the company that introduced the ground-breaking Prius (and has since sold over 15 million hybrids) had in recent years pursued a flat-earth strategy, bad-mouthing EVs at every opportunity and lobbying hard against government climate measures. Then came the news that the world’s… Read more »

Toyota bZ4X to use new eAxle from AISIN, BluE Nexus and DENSO

Electric drivetrain manufacturer AISIN has teamed up with BluE Nexus and DENSO to develop an eAxle for the new Toyota bZ4X. Japan-based BluE Nexus is an electric drivetrain module and electric systems company. DENSO is an automotive component supplier that AISIN says has “developed and produced more than 20 million inverters since the launch of… Read more »

Toyota undertakes vehicle-to-grid research project with San Diego utility

Toyota is collaborating with utility San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) on vehicle-to-grid (V2G) research, using a Toyota bZ4X EV. The project will explore bidirectional charging technology that enables battery EV owners to discharge electricity from their batteries back to the grid. As Toyota points out, understanding the needs of BEV owners, their charging habits,… Read more »

Advertising watchdog bans Toyota and Hyundai EV ads over charging time claims

Seemingly every press release about an EV or charging station includes a claim about charging time. “It can charge from X to X% in X minutes…” This is understandable, because it’s the first thing most potential EV buyers ask about (once they become actual EV owners, the fixation on charging time tends to fade). However,… Read more »

Will Toyota’s new CEO bring the company up to speed on EVs?

For the past few years, automotive pundits have been puzzling over the question of how one of the industry’s most innovative companies somehow failed to emerge from the 20th century. Toyota’s Prius was a historic vehicle, an important milestone on the road to electrification—and it’s sold a few million units to boot. More recently, alas,… Read more »

Toyota to invest $5.6 billion to boost EV battery production in Japan and North Carolina

Toyota, that most enigmatic of major automakers, is slowly increasing investment in its struggling electrification efforts, even as it continues to lobby against government climate action, and sings the praises of ICEs in its corporate communications. The company recently announced plans to invest an additional $2.5 billion in a US facility that will manufacture batteries… Read more »

Toyota and ChargePoint partner to offer home and public charging

In preparation for the launch of its new bZ4X electric SUV later this year, Toyota has announced that it will work with ChargePoint (NYSE: CHPT) to offer customers home and public EV charging solutions. For home charging, bZ4X customers will have the option to purchase a ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger from participating Toyota… Read more »