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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 »

Should we be excited about Toyota’s solid-state battery announcement?

When it comes to EVs, the mainstream press displays a curious mix of skepticism and credulousness (disasters and miracles generate clicks, but slow, steady progress does not). A recent announcement from Toyota concerning solid-state batteries got the world’s media all excited about a big boost for battery-electric cars. (A search for “EV Holy Grail” will… Read more »

Does Toyota’s BEV Factory really represent a new direction?

Toyota has a credibility problem when it comes to e-mobility. The giant automaker’s corporate right hand pursues a number of EV initiatives around the world, while its left hand continues to spread misinformation and lobby against pro-EV policies. Many are hopeful that the recent changes in the company’s executive suite portend a new, more electric… Read more »

Toyota lobbies Australian government for loopholes in fuel efficiency standards

Toyota is a tireless anti-electrification campaigner—the world’s largest automaker is also the world’s third most diligent lobbyist against climate and clean air regulations, according to data compiled by InfluenceMap—behind only oil giants Chevron and ExxonMobil. As Toyota falls farther behind its competitors in the e-mobility market, it spreads misinformation about EVs and actively lobbies against… Read more »

Toyota to supply EV powertrain and actuation components to Joby Aviation

Electric aircraft developer Joby Aviation (NYSE: JOBY) has signed a long-term agreement with Toyota to supply key powertrain and actuation components for the production of Joby’s aircraft. Toyota is Joby’s largest external shareholder, having invested around $400 million in the company, and the automaker has collaborated on a variety of projects to support the production… Read more »

Is Toyota’s new CEO introducing a new, pro-EV strategy? Well, maybe.

EV boosters are hopeful that Toyota’s new CEO Koji Sato will preside over a new era at the world’s second-largest automaker, transforming the electrification laggard into a leader. In a recent “New Management Policy & Direction Announcement,” three of Toyota’s top execs assured us that the company is serious about electrification, but also reaffirmed a… Read more »

Toyota to build PHEVs and batteries in Turkey

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Türkiye (TMMT) in Sakarya, Turkey will build the second-generation Toyota C-HR, which will be available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. TMMT will also establish a 75,000-unit-per-year battery assembly plant alongside its car manufacturing line. Plug-in hybrid battery assembly will begin in December 2023, producing 60 skilled jobs. Total investment for this… 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 »