Automakers vow ethical minerals sourcing for electric vehicles

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Leading automakers consisting of Volkswagen and Toyota vowed on Wednesday to support ethical and socially accountable standards in their purchases of minerals for an anticipated rise in electric vehicle production. Need for minerals such as cobalt, graphite and lithium is expected to skyrocket in the coming years as government works on reducing vehicle pollution and […]

Toyota is still committed to hydrogen cars

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Toyota Motor stated its solid-state battery technology under advancement could be a “game changer” for electric vehicles, however that does not indicate it is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles. Having long promoted fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids as the most sensible technologies to make cars greener, Japan’s top-selling automaker shocked industry watchers in 2016 […]

Toyota to suspend operations at Japan plants as typhoon precaution

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Toyota Motor will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants located in Japan, consisting of those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a precautionary procedure as a powerful typhoon approaches Japan’s mainland, a spokesperson stated. Tens of thousands across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were canceled and rail services interfered […]