1st October 2019

Toyota C-HR Gets Hybrid Powertrain Boost

Toyota’s hybrid SUV, the C-HR, will receive a more powerful hybrid powertrain as part of its 2020 update. A 2.0-liter engine paired with a hybrid motor making 182bhp overall...


30th September 2019

Weekly Brief: Driverless Dreamers Need to Get a Grip on Reality

This is beginning to sound like a broken record. Another carmaker, another tech company, another multi-billion-dollar partnership for self-driving cars. Last week Hyundai announced that it has teamed up...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve


16th September 2019

Toyota Claims Arctic Performance From Prius Nickel Battery

Toyota is claiming to have cracked the extreme cold weather problem with BEVs by employing an entirely different battery construction to the usual lithium-ion items. It says the 2020...


6th August 2019

Toyota Olympic Fuel Cell Buses Boast V2V and V2X

Toyota is claiming a comprehensive range of safety features including a bespoke V2V and V2X radio system on its Sora1 hydrogen fuel cell electric bus. It’s based on the...


26th July 2019

Toyota Unveils Olympic EV People Mover

Toyota has released details of its fully accessible people mover vehicle that will help ferry athletes and visitors to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Dubbed an ‘Accessible...


24th July 2019

Diesel Sales Thriving in US Pickup Truck Market

While sales of diesel engined vehicles in Europe continue to slide, the US full-size pickup truck is bucking the trend. Data published by the Diesel Technology Forum claims US...


16th July 2019

Toyota Reaches For Stars With Fuel Cell Mission

Toyota is reaching for the stars to prove its hydrogen fuel cell technology with its plan to build a lunar rover. It’s also something of a quiet homage to...


11th July 2019

Toyota BEV Move Because ‘Consumers Now Ready’

Toyota believes European customers are now ready for BEVs and that’s why it has finally moved into the sector. However, speaking to TU-Automotive at FISITA Plus 2019 in London,...


14th June 2019

Le Mans Lops Hybrid Power for 2021

In a bid to reduce costs for race teams, the iconic Le Mans endurance race will demand lower performance from hybrid powertrains. Its new regulations will see a downgrade of...


7th June 2019

Toyota Pledges 10 New EVs to Boost Customer Adoption

Toyota is pitching to boost EV take up with a strategy to bring 10 new electrified vehicles to market in the next two or three years. It has also...


5th June 2019

TU-Automotive Awards 2019: Honoring innovation, incredible success and unparalleled achievements

The hottest awards show of the year commenced on the evening of June 4, 2019. Bringing together the best, most innovative and most accomplished OEMs, Tier 1s, startups and...

Louis Bedigian


22nd May 2019

5G Verses DSRC Bun Fight Has Long Way To Go

Earlier this month the European Parliament ratified draft rules by the bloc’s executive body, the European Commission to endorse WiFi-based communications standards between connected vehicles. While the technology is...