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Someone’s willing to pay $16,000 for a hollow, non-working BMW i8

Filed under: Etc., EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, BMW There is an unusual BMW i8 for sale on eBay right now. Unlike your average – and by that we mean “working” – i8, this one pretty much just sits there, looking pretty. See, the i8 in question is just a promotional body shell. It’s fullsize and being sold (we think) […] […]

Audi says new 48 volt micro-hybrid system improves fuel economy, paves way for electrification

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Hybrid, MPG, Audi Most cars use a 12-volt system to power their electrical components. But, with more and more electric bits and bobs being added to new vehicles, a dozen volts is looking a bit weak these days. In fact, Audi says that standard 12-volt systems are being stretched “to their very […] […]

Eight Toyota Top-10 Finishes in Bristol

<img src=”/content/img/article/2014/08-23-2014-nascar-bristol.jpg” alt=”photo”> Toyota drivers combined for eight top-10 results in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) competition during the weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)In Saturday night’s NSCS race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth was the top-finishing Toyota driver with a […] […]

Recharge Wrap-Up: Tesla gets positive analysis from Credit Suisse, iPhone key for Model S

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, Ford, Volkswagen, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy, North America, USA Credit Suisse analysts are bullish on Tesla. The group gives the electric car company’s stock an “outperform” rating with a target price of $325. For its continued success, Credit Suisse cites the vehicles’ superior technology, in turn offering more torque, roominess and […] […]

Toyota Indiana Adding 300 Jobs to Build More Highlanders

PRINCETON, Ind., Aug. 22, 2014 — The regional economy is about to get a boost because Toyota Indiana is on the grow again.  The plant will invest $100 million and add 300 jobs by summer 2016 to boost production of the popular Highlander midsize sport utility vehicle. This expansion will bring […] […]

Toyota Racing #ALSIceBucketChallenge Response

Toyota Racing #ALSIceBucketChallenge Response Yesterday, Ed Laukes and his Toyota Racing crew got called out by Rutledge Wood to do the #ALSIceBucketChallenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyNQHKTcOJQ While we loved Rutledge's Scion… From: ToyotaRacingUSA Views: 28 4 ratings Time: 00:59 More in People & Blogs Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]

New Ford dedicated hybrid due in 2018, will it fare better than C-Max?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Ford Everyone likes to go after the champ. When it comes to fuel economy, that means taking on the Prius, which is something that automakers not named Toyota have been trying to do for years. Just because no one has been able to beat the Prius for fuel economy numbers isn’t stopping […] […]

Eyeing the Checked Flag Early: Team Preps for the 2015 NASCAR Season

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 21, 2014) — Even with three solid months of racing left in the 2014 NASCAR season, Toyota team Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is getting ready for 2015.     Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]