Toyota

Toyota’s surprise executive shakeup may disappoint investors

The 66-year-old Akio Toyoda may have resigned as president, but it appears likely that he'll still be in control.

Toyota stumbled as Hyundai was stealing the successful Prius playbook

Toyota seems to have misjudged consumer and regulator sentiment. And perhaps more important, it has lost control of the narrative.

Toyota president keeps pushing idea that people hate EVs, despite epic waitlists

Hydrogen is nowhere near ready for cars and light trucks, and the hybrid era is drawing to a close. Toyota of all companies should know that.

Everything that stood out to us at the 2022 LA Auto Show

The 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show is in the rearview mirror, leaving us with one final task: sharing a roundup of the weird and wonderful, the awkward and eye-popping vehicle unveilings and new announcem

Toyota unveils all-electric SUV concept under its ‘Beyond Zero’ badge

Toyota unveiled Wednesday an all-electric SUV concept with plant-based seating and an AI “personal” assistant as the automaker expands its “beyond zero” portfolio. The bZ compa

The new 2023 Toyota Prius plays up power, not fuel economy

Toyota is beefing up the fuel-sipping Prius hybrid, adding more power and quicker acceleration to appeal to a wider range of car shoppers in an increasingly crowded market. The car created — and

Toyota exposed 300,000 customer email addresses for 5 years

Automotive giant and car maker Toyota has warned that the personal information of roughly 300,000 customers may have been exposed for close to five years. The possible exposure relates to T-Connect, a

Toyota triples US EV investment in North Carolina

Toyota said Wednesday it will triple its planned investment for its first U.S. battery factory due to rising consumer demand for electric vehicles. The automaker now plans to spend $3.8 billion, up fr

Investors detail their red (and green) flags for startups seeking venture dollars

TechCrunch sat down with several investors to hear how they're looking at the funding environment today and what their red flags -- and green flags -- are for startups looking to raise another round.

Honda and LG Energy plan to build a $4.4 billion lithium-ion plant in the US

Honda is the latest car company with plans to manufacture lithium-ion batteries in the U.S. The automaker said Monday it is forming a joint venture with LG Energy Solutions to supply the North America

Panasonic considers Oklahoma for next EV battery factory

Panasonic is eyeing Oklahoma as the home for its next lithium-ion battery plant, according to a report Friday by The Wall Street Journal. The proposed venture, which is expected to supply Tesla with a

Toyota accepts California’s authority to set emissions standards under Clean Air Act

Toyota has joined the growing list of automakers that have recognized the state of California’s authority to set vehicle emissions standards under the U.S. Clean Air Act. The move will make the

Battery investment moves onshore to kick-start US EV production

Here’s a look at some of the major U.S. battery projects underway.

EV laggards BMW and Toyota to partner on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

BMW and Toyota will team up to produce hydrogen fuel cell vehicles starting mid-decade, according to a report in Nikkei Asia. The two will begin producing and selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles devel

China’s Jaka Robotics fueled by Saudi Arabia’s Prosperity7 in global push

Jaka Robotics, a Chinese startup that makes collaborative robots, has just pulled in a hefty Series D funding round of over $150 million from a lineup of heavyweight investors to help it expand global

Toyota partners to build affordable commercial electric vans, light-duty trucks

Toyota is partnering with Suzuki Motor Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Co. and Commercial Japan Partnership Technologies (CJPT) to build mini commercial electric vans next year, the Japanese automaker an

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai partner on air taxi hydrogen fuel system

Rolls-Royce and Hyundai are partnering to develop a fuel-cell electric propulsion system for advanced air mobility. The collaboration, announced Tuesday at the Farnborough Airshow in the U.K., will co

VinFast EV factory wins North Carolina’s top incentives package

Vietnamese EV maker VinFast said Thursday it received $1.2 billion in incentives to build a factory in North Carolina. The incentive package represents the state’s largest-ever economic development

Volkswagen, Audi tap Redwood Materials to recycle old EV batteries in US

Volkswagen of America and Audi have locked in a resurrection plan for old battery packs from their growing slate of EVs. The two VW Group brands have contracted with startup Redwood Materials to recov

Battery recycling could be the next investor darling of the EV era

Automakers and suppliers, keen to fortify an EV supply chain and avoid raw materials shortages, are turning to a domain once overlooked: battery recycling. Suddenly awash in interest from EV makers an
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