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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 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 »

Toyota chooses North Carolina for battery plant to begin production in 2025

Toyota has decided to locate a new automotive battery plant at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite in North Carolina’s Randolph County. Toyota chose the site based on the availability of renewable energy, local support, on-site rail, and proximity to highways, four airports and two seaports. Together with lithium producer Toyota Tsusho, Toyota is planning to spend $1.29… Read more »

Toyota to invest $3.4 billion in US battery production

For the last decade, the policy of most legacy automakers has been to talk big about EVs, while doing little or nothing to sell any. Now, ironically, Toyota may be turning this time-honored formula backwards. The company broadcasts anti-EV misinformation in TV ads and executive speeches, and lobbies governments to water down support for EV… Read more »

Toyota actively lobbies against support for EVs

Toyota has earned a place in the history of transport electrification. The Japanese automaker’s introduction of the Prius hybrid in 1997 was a milestone. Since then, the company has sold some 15 million hybrids worldwide, and has gradually added hybrid powertrains to more of its offerings—a majority of Toyota and Lexus models are now available… Read more »

Has Toyota seen the electric light? New electric SUV, first of a new BEV line, unveiled in Shanghai

At this week’s Auto Shanghai motor show, Toyota unveiled a concept version of a new electric SUV, the bZ4X, which will be the first in a new line of battery-electric vehicles. The Japanese giant now says it plans to introduce 15 BEV models by 2025, including 7 models in the bZ series (the name stands… Read more »

Toyota announces new EV platform, revamped version of fuel cell-powered Mirai

Toyota has announced that it will someday release a preview of a possible electric SUV for the European market. Details are “to be announced in the coming months.” The unnamed “preview model” will be based on Toyota’s new e-TNGA platform. The new platform is designed to be easily adaptable for a range of vehicle types—some… Read more »

Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV boasts 42-mile electric range, $38k base price

Toyota has announced pricing for its upcoming RAV4 Prime. The PHEV version of the company’s popular small SUV is slated to go on sale this summer. The base SE version will start at $38,100, and the XSE variant will start at $41,425. The RAV4 Prime boasts an electric range of 42 miles, which compares favorably… Read more »

BYD and Toyota to work together on EVs (for China, of course)

BYD and Toyota have established a 50/50 joint venture to conduct R&D for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The new company will be headquartered in Shenzhen City, is expected to have around 300 employees, and is to begin operations in May 2020. “With the engineers from BYD and Toyota working together under the same roof, we aim… Read more »