More convenient ways to purchase your dream Toyota

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 16:17:47 +0000

TOYOTA Motor Philippines (TMP) makes car-buying easier as more options become available in its recently launched virtual showroom. Customers may now tour the actual showroom as its virtual counterpart takes the actual dealership experience online and makes more vehicle information accessible anytime, anywhere. Customers may now choose which variant and color best suits their preference […]

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A Star Is Born — China EV Sales Report

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 05:02:47 +0000

A star is born in China. And it is not the flashy Xpeng P7 (1,725 units) or BYD Han EV (1,205), but something far more humble. More on that below

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Michigan Building the Road of the Future between Ann Arbor & Detroit

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 21:36:09 +0000

A first-of-its-kind connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) corridor will improve transportation across Southeast Michigan and continue Michigan’s leadership in smart infrastructure and future mobility

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Toyota Announces Fluoride-Ion Solid State Battery, Plans To Stop Selling Prius In Germany

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 19:45:06 +0000

Researchers at Kyoto University working with Toyota say they have developed a solid state fluoride-ion battery with 7 times the energy density of a lithium-ion battery.

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US Auto Sales Down By 1.5 Million In 2nd Quarter, Amplifying Long Trends

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 04:04:12 +0000

US auto sales, as we all know by now, took a massive hit in the second quarter of 2020. After collecting the sales data of 31 auto brands (almost all of them), I decided to dig in a little deeper — and further back in time — to try to get a better sense of trends and which companies are facing particularly challenging mid- to long-term circumstances

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Automakers Improving Online Shopping & Increasingly Offering Online Ordering

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 02:07:40 +0000

Tesla online car salesAuto dealers have waged a long (and mostly losing) legal and legislative battle against Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model. While Tesla has won the right to sell directly to car buyers in many US states, the dealers’ relationship with major automakers hasn’t changed — they remain an integral part of the retail process. Their showrooms, however, are beginning to move online

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VW’s Accra Factory Starts Production, & Toyota & Nissan Also Set To Open Plants This Year. We Hope They Add EVs Soon!

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 16:25:59 +0000

Ghana’s new Automotive Development Policy has encouraged VW, Toyota, and Nissan to look into opening assembly plants in the country. The Ghana Automotive Development Policy provides the necessary framework to establish assembly and manufacturing capacity in Ghana. The initial focus will be on new passenger cars, SUVs, and light commercial vehicles which would include pickups, minibuses, and cargo vans. VW Ghana’s new vehicle assembly plant has already started production in Accra’s North Industrial Area

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Tesla & The Minions — China EV Sales Report

Credit to Author: Jose Pontes| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 05:24:56 +0000

The overall Chinese market returned to negative numbers in June, down 6% year over year (YoY), but on paper, plugins fared much worse, down 53% last month

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Africa Needs Toyota-Branded BEVs, & Here’s Why

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 23:05:27 +0000

The Brookings Institution says consumers in Africa are brand conscious and brand loyal. When it comes to cars, that brand is Toyota! In the brand new vehicle market, the Toyota Hilux is king in South Africa and also tops other charts. Other popular models in the new vehicle market are the Corolla, the Fortuner, and the Yaris

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Toyota, Where Are Thy US Sales?

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 03:57:19 +0000

Toyota [NYSE:TM] was reporting monthly sales last year (including sales of luxury brand Lexus), but then didn’t publish a sales report until April, covering the first quarter of the year. “Okay, fine, it is switching to quarterly reporting, too,” I thought

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