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Toyota’s chairman is taking a more cautious and gradual approach to broad consumer adoption of electric vehicles than several of its competitors. In an interview with CNBC, Takeshi Uchiyamada outlined technology barriers needing to be crossed before mass adoption becomes the norm. The Japanese automaker, with its specialized EV division that started up in late […]

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Toyota UK is celebrating 100,000 hybrid vehicles sold since its technology was launched. It was 14 years ago, on Oct. 19, 2000, that Toyota began UK sales of its first-generation Prius. Toyota said the 100,000th hybrid sold in the UK is British-built, an Auris Hybrid Touring Sports in top-of-the-range Excel trim, produced by Toyota Manufacturing […]

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Yesterday, as Toyota Motor Corporation announced it will be launching more hybrids, it said it has crossed the six million unit global milestone in record time. Its 6.072 million sales include cumulative deliveries of its brands including Toyota, Lexus and other regional nameplates through the end of December 2013. Toyota added the latest million-unit milestone […]

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