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Toyota testing improved solar roof for electric cars that can charge while driving

Toyota is testing a new and improved version of the solar power cells it previously launched on the Japan-exclusive Prius PHV, in a pilot along with partners Sharp and Japanese national research organization NEDO. This demo car’s prototype cells can convert solar energy at 34% and up, which is much better than the existing commercial ...

Tesla Keeps Cranking Out Battery-Electric Cars While Toyota Won’t Budge

04.07.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

AS TESLA SELLS EVER MORE ELECTRIC CARS, TOYOTA STUBBORNLY STICKS WITH HYBRIDS As global automakers are dragged kicking and screaming into the electric future, there seem to be no limits to the sophistry, lame excuses and misinformation they employ to justify their reluctance to get serious about selling electric vehicles. *This article comes to us ...

How Nuro plans to spend Softbank’s $940 million

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro is bursting with ideas since SoftBank invested nearly $1 billion in February, new filings reveal. A recent patent application details how its R1 self-driving vehicle could carry smaller robots to cross lawns or climb stairs to drop off packages. The company has even taken the step of trademarking the name “Fido” ...

Toyota Admits To Losing Previously Loyal Customers To Tesla

01.29.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

It comes as no surprise that the Tesla Model 3 is impacting Toyota Prius Sales. Automotive News reminds us that Toyota is a top dog in the automotive industry. The automaker boasts very loyal customers and high profitability. However, at a recent meeting surrounding Lexus facilities upgrades, the company’s future outlook was a critical topic, primarily ...

Top EV Story Of 2018: How Tesla Killed The Conventional Toyota Prius

01.01.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

It’s the end of the hybrid era. Toyota might be regretting the sweetheart deal it gave Tesla for its plant in Fremont, Calif. in 2010. Nearly a decade later, the all-electric cars produced by Tesla in Fremont make conventional gas-electric hybrids look as timely as iPods and Blu-ray disks. The Toyota Prius Liftback – once ...

Audi e-tron first drive: Quick, comfortable and familiar

Even after a few minutes behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget the Audi e-tron is electric. The SUV is not outrageous or radical, but rather pedestrian and effortless. Audi didn’t invent something new with the e-tron. The German car company stuck a competent electric powertrain in an SUV, and, in the process, created a ...

A Look Ahead for the Toyota Prius

11.18.2008 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

With over one million Toyota Prius Hybrids on the road today, it's clear that drivers are embracing the Prius in numbers that can't be ignored by the world's automakers. In fact, Prius Hybrids are outselling entire brands like Acura, Saturn, Buick, Subaru and Mercury and are very close to eclipsing sales of Cadillacs and Volkswagens. ...