Lexus (Mostly) Fixes The Yoke With Steer-By-Wire

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 16:25:46 +0000

When Tesla switched some of its cars’ steering wheels out for an airplane-style yoke, there was a lot of controversy. Some of it was exaggerated, and in response, some of the support for Tesla was also exaggerated. As usual, the truth lies somewhere between the two extremes. There is some legitimate reasons to be concerned […]

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Accelerating Decarbonization In Fukushima To Be Enhanced By Mirai Technology

Credit to Author: Raymond Tribdino| Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2023 17:35:49 +0000

The Fukushima prefecture has been a ghost town since late 2011. Though the levels of radiation have gone down to more than acceptable levels, people have refused to come back to the area, mostly fearing the radioactive contamination of ground water. The area, however, has become a centerpiece for renewable energy and a model for […]

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The Toyota bZ3 Is The Electric Corolla That Africa Needs

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2023 20:05:40 +0000

Toyota bZ3The bZ3 is a battery-electric sedan jointly developed for the Chinese market by BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. BTET is a joint venture established by Toyota and BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) — and FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd. (FAW Toyota). It will be produced by and sold through the FAW Toyota dealer network. They […]

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Toyota Announces All-New Prius Z-Grade, To Be Available in Showrooms In Japan By March 15

Credit to Author: Raymond Tribdino| Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2023 17:00:20 +0000

Toyota Prius Z-GradeDriving refinement, exhilarating performance, more environmental consciousness, and even cooler colors are promises of Toyota’s all-new Prius PHEV, the Z-Grade. The additional model adds to Toyota’s most successful hybrid will hit showrooms in Japan starting March 15 (JPN time). There is a differentiation between this new Z-grade and the Prius HEV launched earlier in the […]

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Redwood Materials Shares Lessons Learned After One Year Of Operation

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2023 21:06:56 +0000

Redwood MaterialsRedwood Materials reports that after the first year of operation, its battery recycling facility in California has been a success.

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US Auto Industry Down 3+ Million Sales (19%) Since 2019

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 00:46:31 +0000

The US auto industry has been declining steadily for a few years at least. Compared to 2021, the American auto industry’s annual sales were down by more than 1 million units, or 8%. Compared to 2020, they were “only” down by 725,726 units (5%). But compared to 2019, they were down by more than 3 […]

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US Auto Industry Up 10% In 4th Quarter — But Down 16% Compared To Q4 2019

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2023 15:15:56 +0000

The US auto industry is truly on the rebound. In the 3rd quarter, sales increasing 1% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2021, the first positive trend in a while. But was it just a lucky little blip? Seemingly not, as US auto industry sales in the 4th quarter of 2022 were 10% higher than […]

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Toyota — Dead Tech Walking?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2023 06:00:14 +0000

David Waterworth with Dr Paul Wildman Due to the overwhelming and positive interest shown in our first article, we thought to do a second article as another take on the Toyota/Japanese car-manufacturing situation. Is Toyota not circling the drain, after all? Is Toyota dead tech walking? According to Statista, Toyota has consistently produced and sold […]

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Toyota Creates All-Electric Drift Car From Classic “Hachi-roku”

Credit to Author: Raymond Tribdino| Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2023 04:47:37 +0000

“Carbon neutrality for protecting beloved cars,” Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda declared as he introduced the Toyota Corolla Levin (AE86) BEV concept to fans at the Tokyo Auto Salon, Japan’s equivalent of the Las Vegas SEMA show. The Corolla Levin, spelled with the letters “EV” in green, was one of several concept vehicles from Toyota […]

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Is Toyota Circling The Drain? Will It Take Japan With It?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2023 04:41:29 +0000

Paul Wildman with David Waterworth. (Certification chatGTP was not used in the writing of this article.) Recent conservations with my mate, retired economics professor Dr Paul Wildman, have led to this article. The entire Japanese auto industry, and especially Toyota, appears to be in denial about the global ascendency of electric drivetrains. To EV or […]

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