Fake Auto Parts Show Us Another ICE Weakness

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:05:38 +0000

A recent YouTube video by The Car Care Nut (H/T CarScoops) shows us a hidden danger ICE cars now face: counterfeit parts that don’t work well. In this particular case, it was a fake Toyota oil filter that came apart, starving part of the engine of vital lubrication. What’s particularly insidious about this problem is […]

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Toyota Places Recycled EV Batteries On Grid

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 00:30:38 +0000

One of the big “gotchas” anti-EV people on social media like to pull out is the future of your battery. In their heads, an expensive EV battery pack isn’t going to last very long and is utterly unrecyclable. So, the thinking goes, an electric car isn’t very green, is it? Checkmate, libs! But they shouldn’t […]

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An Engineer Explains the Toyota Prius

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 16:40:14 +0000

We were enjoying our monthly “Electric Vehicle Coffee, Cake and EVs” session at the Bracken Ridge Tavern in Brisbane, Queensland. Brian, a new member of the group, got my attention by telling us a story about hitting a kangaroo on his drive from Winton to Charters Towers in north central Queensland. He then said he […]

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Battery Triage — HEV or PHEV or BEV?

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2022 16:04:23 +0000

Toyota claims that by producing 900,000 conventional hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), it has effectively produced and sold the equivalent of 300,000 BEVs. Whether this is true or not, I will leave the mathematicians and the wise ones who understand the battery chemistry way better than I do to chime in. I just wonder if Toyota […]

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US Auto Sales Down 21% vs. Q3 2019 — Tesla Up 169%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2022 05:20:16 +0000

US auto sales were up 1% in the 3rd quarter of 2022 compared to the 3rd quarter of 2021, but they were down 13% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2020 and down 21% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2019, which we use as a bit of a control year since it was before […]

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Toyota Claims It Just Can’t Keep Up

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2022 06:29:10 +0000

A recent headline regarding Toyota and a clever response to it caught my attention. The headline: “Toyota president calls meeting California zero-emissions requirements ‘difficult’.” The response from our friend Nikhil Chaudhary: “‘difficult for Toyota’.” It was a clever way to correct the headline, and it highlights the key point superbly: Meeting California’s zero-emissions requirements isn’t […]

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