Posts Tagged: Toyota

Thousands petition Toyota to cease anti-EV lobbying efforts

It’s an open secret that, even as automakers announce ambitious plans for new EV models, and air EV ads featuring smiling grandparents, the companies actively fight against the kind of government regulations that are forcing them to produce EVs in the first place. Corporate watchdog SumOfUs recently delivered a petition to Toyota signed by more… Read more »

Silicon carbide power semiconductors improve hybrid fuel efficiency

Toyota and Denso have collaborated to develop a silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor for use in power control units (PCUs). Using SiC power semiconductors, Toyota aims to improve hybrid fuel efficiency by 10 percent and reduce PCU size by 80 percent, compared to current PCUs with silicon-only semiconductors. The PCU is a critical component of… Read more »