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Major automakers are ramping up their fight and exerting pressure to delay or seek adjustments to the Obama administration’s aggressive fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission targets by 2025. In a prepared statement made public on Wednesday, Mitch Bainwol, head of the industry trade group Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said that low gasoline prices and […]

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The 2017 Toyota Mirai’s fuel cell vehicle MSRP remains essentially the same as the 2016 model year but with sales being what they are, the automaker has sharpened the pencils on its lease deal. A small bump in the car’s destination fee brings the price to $58,365 including destination compared to last year’s $58,325. The […]

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Toyota began phase two of its Open Road project last Saturday in Japan to verify that its tilting electric three-wheeler i-Road works in the real world. Urban growth is quickly becoming the new way of life around the globe, and with it challenges to transportation. As city traffic congestion continues to worsen, automakers are looking […]

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Toyota is a little late with a subcompact crossover SUV, but the C-HR hybrid is on sale now in Europe and comes to the US in spring 2017. In an interview with the trade journal Automotive News, Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl said the C-HR is a key to the automaker’s goal of increasing […]

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Spy photographers grabbed photos of a camouflaged Toyota Supra sports car undergoing street tests in Germany. The heavily disguised car is the result of a 2011 joint venture between Toyota and BMW that included development of a new sports car platform as well as sharing battery and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The new chassis will […]

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Nearly two decades after the first Toyota Prius went on sale in Japan, the cost of hybrid technology is now less than diesel, according to the original Prius lead engineer, Satoshi Ogiso. In an exclusive interview with Forbes’ contributor Bertel Schmitt, Ogiso said a cost advantage for the technology he was part of from the […]

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Italian design house Pininfarina walked away from the Geneva Show this past spring with the Best Concept award for its hydrogen fuel cell H2 Speed concept car. Usually concept cars are paraded around at various auto shows and then fade away, but Automotive News is reporting that the H2 Speed is officially slated for production. […]

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Media reports have seen hybrid-electric vehicles playing second fiddle to plug-ins, their U.S. sales have certainly declined, but the global market is on the rise. The source of this report is the automaker with the most to gain or lose – Toyota, which owns more than 80 percent of the global market share, and 73 […]

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General Motors invested $500 million last January for a nine-percent stake of ride-sharing company Lyft, and apparently wanted to own all of it. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the automaker approached Lyft in “recent weeks” about a potential acquisition that was declined. Citing a post from technology website The Information, the report said […]

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Subaru is reported;y on track to introduce a battery-electric powered crossover vehicle by 2021. According to Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbu, the midsize all-wheel drive vehicle will be based on the Forester or Outback models the newspaper said, without identifying the source of the information. When it arrives, the new model is expected to use […]

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