Toyota is probably the least interested in battery-electric vehicles out of all the major automakers and in new comments this week, the company claimed that “nobody is selling electric vehicles at a profitable margin”. expand full story
Toyota Stories April 18
Toyota Stories April 16
Toyota has unveiled new battery electric versions of its C-HR/IZOA at the Shanghai Auto Show. The models are set to hit the Chinese market in 2020.
Toyota Stories April 15
Toyota is selling its electric vehicle tech to Chinese startup Singulato, according to a new report. Singulato plans to design a small EV based on Toyota’s short-lived eQ.
Toyota Stories April 3
In an attempt to encourage the rest of the industry to make hybrid vehicles, Toyota announced that it is providing “nearly 24,000 licenses royalty-free” for its patents regarding electric components and systems to companies producing hybrid vehicles.
The move to keep hybrid vehicles relevant comes as the industry is massively shifting to all-electric vehicles and Toyota is falling behind in that transition. expand full story
Toyota Stories February 12
Toyota, which has a long history of being against all-electric vehicles, has produced another shameful anti-electric vehicle ad to sell its new Corolla hybrid. expand full story
Toyota Stories January 28
Toyota Stories January 22
Toyota and Panasonic have confirmed that they are starting a wide-ranging new battery joint-venture to manufacture and sell battery cells for electric vehicles. expand full story
Toyota Stories January 21
Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell partner, is reportedly teaming up with Toyota to create an important electric vehicle battery cell venture in China and Japan. expand full story
Toyota Stories January 17
Tesla’s Model 3 is stealing away sales from a surprising range of vehicles and Toyota is admitting to seeing an impact on Prius sales.
As a premium car, you would think that it would more likely affect Lexus sales, but Toyota says “Tesla is creating an entirely new segment of vehicles.” expand full story
Toyota Stories January 7
Despite its early effort in electrification with the Prius and a partnership with Tesla, Toyota has famously been looking down on battery-electric vehicles in favor of hybrid and fuel cell vehicles.
Yet, the Japanese automaker says that all its models will be ‘electrified’ by 2025, but it’s being vague about what it means and it still doesn’t sound like it’s going to be all-electric. expand full story