Toyota and Hino to jointly develop fuel cell truck

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Toyota Motor on Monday has stated that it would develop a heavy-duty fuel-cell truck in collaboration with its subsidiary, Hino Motors. The automaker views hydrogen technology as a zero-emissions alternative to the battery power for big commercial automobiles. Toyota also stated the truck, based on Hino’s Profia model, would be geared up with dual fuel cell stacks developed […]

Nissan, Honda, Toyota close more plants in Europe, Asia due to coronavirus

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Japanese automakers on Wednesday stated they would temporarily stop more vehicle plants in Europe and Asia as coronavirus continues to spread and prompts countries to instruct non-essential businesses to postpone operations. An increasing number of global automakers have been closing plants in Europe and beyond as the COVID-19 outbreak is leading governments to impose commuting […]

Tesla overtakes Volkswagen as second most valuable automaker globally

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American automaker Tesla Inc has overtaken Germany’s Volkswagen AG as the world’s second most valuable automaker behind Japan’s Toyota Motor, as the meteoric increase in the U.S. electric vehicle maker’s shares reshuffles the international market. Tesla’s stock has more than doubled in value in these three months, with its market capitalization reaching $100 billion on […]

Toyota names Tetsuo Ogawa as the new North America CEO

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Toyota Motor stated on Wednesday that it’s North America chief executive, Jim Lentz, would retire on April 1, and tasked the unit’s chief operating officer, Tetsuo “Ted” Ogawa, with navigating an industry transition to electrification and automation. Ogawa has so far worked for Japan’s biggest automaker and the United States’ third-largest vehicle seller in numerous […]

GM, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota thanked by Trump on California emissions fight

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U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked General Motors, Toyota Motor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and other significant automakers for “standing with” his efforts to block California from setting its own vehicle emissions regulations for cars and trucks. “California has treated the Auto Industry very poorly for many years, harming Workers and Consumers,” Trump tweeted. The automakers’ […]

GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler support Trump on California emissions challenge

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Significant automakers are siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency rules or zero-emission requirements for vehicles, the companies stated in a filing with a U.S. appeals court late on Monday. The move by companies such as General Motors, Toyota Motor, Hyundai Motor, and Fiat Chrysler […]

Trump pressed Japan to have their automakers build more vehicles in the U.S.

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Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more automobiles in the United States, according to a readout of their latest meeting provided by the U.S. ambassador to Japan on Saturday. The two discussed latest public announcements by Japanese automakers, including Toyota Motor’s decision to invest more in U.S. plants. […]

Toyota halts plan to install U.S connected vehicle tech by 2021

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Toyota Motor stated Friday it was abandoning plans to install Dedicated Short-Range Communications technology on U.S. vehicles aimed at letting cars and trucks communicate with one another to prevent collisions. Automakers have conflicted if they should proceed with the DSRC system or use a 4G- or 5G-based system in the United States. Toyota’s declaration is […]

GM, Ford and Toyota join to advance self-driving innovation

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Three major automakers stated on Wednesday they were establishing a consortium to help draw up safety standards for self-driving vehicles that could eventually help forming regulations in the United States. General Motors, Ford Motor and Toyota Motor stated they were joining forces with automotive engineering group SAE International to form autonomous vehicle “safety guiding principles […]