In a sign that the world’s largest automaker may be getting more charged, Toyota has announced that it will carry out verification tests in Aichi Prefecture, Japan to “assess the practicality of the widespread deployment of chargers for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.” The tests are a continuation of a similar program implemented in 2012,… Read more »
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Toyota is the latest automaker to pare its plug-in prices, announcing a reduction of over $2,000 in the MSRP for the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Starting MSRP will be $29,990 for the base model and $34,905 for the Advanced model. The Advanced model will offer an optional Technology Package that includes a couple of autonomous… Read more »
Toyota and Panasonic plan to build a new $194-million production line to produce Li-ion batteries, with a capacity of 200,000 units per year.
Last year, its TMG EV P002 electric race car finished the 12.42-mile uphill course in 10 minutes, 15:38 seconds, and Toyota hopes to better that time with an improved model.
By improving the usage efficiency of electricity – for example, by cutting the amount used during peak usage times – the new system can cut the cost of electricity and gas used by half
Toyota’s electric SUV is returning to the road (the company produced an earlier version from 1997 to 2003). The all-new 2012 RAV4 EV will go on sale the week of September 24 in select California markets. The MSRP is $49,800, and Toyota is offering a 36-month lease option at $599 per month. The RAV4 EV… Read more »
Toyota has released a series of videos about its second-generation RAV4 EV, featuring engineers explaining various technical details of the vehicle, plus plenty of cool on-the-road footage. In this installment, Toyota’s team describes the many steps they took to reduce the RAV4’s Coefficient of Drag (CD). Reducing drag is important for any vehicle, at… Read more »
The new agreement adds to existing areas of collaboration between the two firms, which include research into next-generation lithium-ion battery cells.
The TMG EV P002 has a predicted top speed of 149 mph, with 350 kW of power from its two EVO axial flux motors.
A V2H system lets homeowners store electricity in an EV battery during cheaper off-peak times, and use it to power the household during peak times.