BYD and Hino to partner for developing electric commercial vehicles

Hino Motors

Electric automaker BYD stated on Thursday it has partnered with Toyota-owned truck maker Hino Motors for developing electric commercial vehicles, as BYD deepens electric collaboration with Toyota. The partnership will look forward to collaboration into electric buses and trucks, in addition to BYD and Toyota’s joint development on electric passenger cars. Shenzhen-based BYD, backed by […]

Toyota forms research institute in China to study green technologies

New Toyota Camry images

Toyota Motor stated on Sunday it was establishing a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University to study car technology, most particularly hydrogen power and other green technologies that could ease environmental issues in China. The initiative, presented by Toyota’s President and CEO Akio Toyoda in a speech at Tsinghua University, is part […]

China regulations force Toyota into electric U-turn


The automobile market’s apparently inexorable drive to electric vehicles – and particularly Chinese polices promoting new energy vehicles – has forced Toyota Motor, the world’s 2nd largest automaker by sales, into what one executive regards as “agonizing” strategy U-turn. Till recently, Toyota was among the industry’s major hold-outs versus complete electrification, and prepared to basically […]

Toyota Motor recalls 66,830 Lexus cars in China

Lexus RC200t and RC300 AWD

The Chinese unit of Toyota Motor is going to recall 66,830 imported Lexus brand automobiles in the nation over possible safety concerns, China’s quality watchdog stated today. Some Lexus models, made in between June 2014 and December 2016, have issues with their braking software, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine stated on […]