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Even though they still have leftover storage capacity once they’ve degraded too far for automotive use, lithium-ion batteries should be recycled, not reused. At least, that’s what a new report says. Automakers have been experimenting with alternative uses for these batteries, but a report from Lux Research suggests that recycling the battery packs would be […]

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Toyota is looking to develop a more-advanced electric-car battery in the near future. The battery, which the company hopes to have to market “in a few years,” will provide 15-percent better range and battery life than current ones, according to Toyota. “Lithium-ion battery is a key technology for electrifying cars, and there is a clear […]

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Toyota has long been an energetic advocate for hydrogen fuel cells as alternative to battery-powered electric cars, and is now looking into large, long-haul truck applications. The Japanese automaker has formed a unit within its U.S. research and development facility in California to see if fuel cell technology is feasible for heavy-duty trucks. “Toyota has […]

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Following in the tire tracks of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, Lexus is planning its own luxury version to arrive by 2020. Speaking with British car magazine Auto Express, Alain Uyttenhoven, head of Lexus Europe said that Lexus is adapting the hydrogen fuel technology developed by parent company Toyota and that there are only a […]

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Hyundai’s 2017 Ioniq Hybrid doesn’t have the Toyota Prius’ flamboyant styling, but it does have an EPA-certified fuel economy rating that bests the Prius Eco, making it the most fuel efficient car sold in America without a plug. When it arrives before the end of the year, the Ioniq Hybrid will have a window sticker […]

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A stop-sale has been ordered for the Toyota Prius hybrid. Along with ordering its dealers to stop selling the 2016-2017 Prius, Toyota is also recalling 91,585 units in the U.S. for parking brakes that may fail to engage. The new 2016-2017 Prius has a foot-operated parking brake with a tension cable that could possibly detach […]

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Toyota’s ambition is to have self-driving cars on the road by 2020, but rather than replace the driver, the automaker’s top priority is to help them drive safely. “A completely autonomous car is not what we’re looking for,” said Seigo Kuzumaki, Toyota’s assistant chief safety technology officer, during a presentation to Automotive News. “Our priority […]

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Toyota Motor Europe has announced plans to build a new $165 million plant in Poland that will produce transaxles for hybrid vehicles and add two engine production lines at an existing plant. The new Toyota manufacturing facility will start production in 2018 located at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych. “We are very pleased to be […]

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Toyota has just unveiled what might be on of the largest fuel-cell vehicles on the market. And no, you probably can’t buy it. Unless you run a Japanese public-transit agency. SEE ALSO: 5 Cool Things About the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime That’s because Toyota will be selling fuel-cell buses starting early next year. Plans are […]

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For the past few years Toyota has scoffed at battery electric vehicles, instead favoring gasoline-electric hybrids, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, but that could change. During an interview with British publication Auto Express, Toyota’s European CEO, Johan van Zyl, suggested that while Toyota has hybrid vehicles in nearly every segment of the market, the smallest class […]

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