Toyota

26th January 2023

Automakers Against Stampede to BEV Dominance

When the president of the world’s biggest carmaker talks, people listen. So, when Akio Toyoda said, in September of last year, that bans on ICE cars within 10 to...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

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20th January 2023

Pricing EVs Out of the Market

Consumers eager to purchase BEVs could be excused for feeling bewildered and frustrated by prices, which continue to rise even as the cost of the batteries powering them decline....

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

2nd December 2022

Toyota-Led UK Consortium Wins Hydrogen Government Funding

A Toyota-led consortium has won UK government funding to accelerate its development of a prototype hydrogen fuel cell-powered version of its Hilux pick-up. Funding for the project based at...

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21st November 2022

Weekly Brief: Toyota Prius Steals EV Limelight at LA Auto Show

A fleet of new-fangled electric vehicles showed up at the Los Angeles Auto Show only to be outshined by the grandfather of the EV industry – the Toyota Prius....

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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27th October 2022

Stellantis’s World First Mass Production Hydrogen Vehicle Plant

Stellantis is claiming to have opened the first mass production automotive plant able to mass produce hydrogen powered commercial vehicles. The factory in Hordain, France, will begin series production...

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19th October 2022

Smartphone’s Affect on Future Infotainment

In 2011, Toyota President Akio Toyoda famously said his company would be producing cars that were smartphones on wheels. Since then, this analogy has been repeated by several auto...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz

3rd October 2022

Weekly Brief: Porsche IPO Proves its Premium Allure

General consensus suggests that it’s a terrible time for an IPO, what with a worldwide energy crisis, war in Ukraine, record inflation and soaring interest rates. Yet, Porsche went...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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5th September 2022

Weekly Brief: Hydrogen Blows Back onto the Zero Emission Agenda

BMW is doubling down on the hydrogen car revolution. The carmaker sent its hydrogen-powered iX5 sport utility crossover into limited production last week. It plans to produce about 100...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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19th August 2022

China Drought Threatens Tesla Production

Tesla is among several Western automakers that could see production capabilities in China compromised because of a drought affecting the country’s largest river, the Yangtze. While the river is...

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15th August 2022

Weekly Brief: US Energy Bill Hopes to Super-Charge EV Revolution

A landmark, $430Bn climate and energy bill is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk this week. His signature is a formality on what is designed to be a huge...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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1st August 2022

Weekly Brief: BEV Giants’ Tax Boost but Minnows on the Ropes

Democrats in the US Senate agreed to a climate bill that will eliminate the cap on electric vehicle credits, marking a major win for the auto industry. The $369Bn...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

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28th July 2022

Japanese Automakers Exploring Replaceable Commercial BEV Batteries

A Japanese automaker consortium is exploring the possibilities of creating replaceable and rechargeable cartridge batteries for future commercial BEVs The move could diffuse much of the resistance among fleet...

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