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Toyota to Livestream Panel Discussion Following World Debut of 2014 Tundra Pickup at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 — Toyota will stage the world debut of the redesigned 2014 Tundra full-size pickup truck at a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.  The press conference will take place Thursday, Feb. 7, at 9:00 a.m. (CST) in the Grand Ballroom at McCormick Place. Visit @Toyota ACCESS […] […]

Could Electric Vehicles Fly Out of Showrooms?

The energy secretary says that batteries would have to improve considerably and come down in price. […]

These kits turn your Prius into an emergency generator

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Toyota Homeowners up and down the East Coast have bought a lot of hybrid converters, devices that turn their Toyota Prius into an emergency generator. In fact, ConVerdant Vehicles, LLC, which offers so-called Plug-Out Kits, sold out after Hurricane Sandy caused blackouts in upper Northeast, said owner Randy Bryan. Given semi-regular […] […]

Toyota Receives the 2011 SAE Ralph H. Isbrandt Automotive Safety Engineering Award

Ann Arbor, Mich. (Jan. 30, 2013) — Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today that the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has selected TTC – Robert Smith, author, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Shigeki Hayashi, Yuichi Kitagawa and Tsuyoshi Yasuki, co-authors, as […] […]

Ford Achieves All-Time High Hybrid Share and Toyota Slides, as Fusion Hybrid Closes in on Another Sales Record

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is off to a fast start after achieving an all-time sales record in December 2012, helping Ford to record hybrid sales and market share, as Toyota lost nearly 8 points of share in the segment. […]

Mild hybrid Malibu Eco with eAssist not meeting GM’s sales targets

Filed under: Hybrid, MPG, Chevrolet General Motors is getting some bad news about its eAssist mild hybrid technology – it’s not very popular. That’s being made clear by soft sales for the highest-volume eAssist model, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. The Malibu Eco does offer noteworthy technology perks: 2.4L four-cylinder engine, stop-start, regenerative braking, a lithium ion […] […]

Ford Posts Highest Fourth Quarter Pre-Tax Profit in More Than a Decade; Full Year Pre-Tax Profit of $8 Billion and Net Income of $5.7 Billion+

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] today reported 2012 full year pre-tax profit of $8 billion on the strength of record results from North America and continued solid performance from Ford Credit. […]

TMC Announces Global Sales Results for December 2012 and CY2012

TOYOTA CITY, Japan (Jan. 28, 2013) — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announce its production, domestic sales and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd., for December 2012 and for CY2012. TMC also issued today its CY2012 worldwide sales results.  Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your […] […]