Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition 2017 pricing and spec confirmed

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ONE month before Toyota Australia ends 54 years of local manufacturing, the Japanese carmaker has released a Camry Commemorative Edition to mark the occasion. Limited to just 54 units – with 52 available for sale and two for Toyota’s Japanese and Australian museums – to signify the number of years of Australian manufacturing, the special Camry is based on the flagship Atara SL Hybrid. From the outside, the new Camry will be identified by its metallic silver paint and a black roof, badges and a red-stripe highlight along the front spoiler. and a…

The Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: What To Expect

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The new season of international auto shows kicks off in Frankfurt next week. While big industry car shows are often more about sending a message than revealing actual production plans, the Frankfurt event looks promising for EV fans. There will be a few unveilings of refreshed electric car models offering new designs and features—as well as pre-production vehicles showing progress toward market introduction in the next couple of years. And of course, we can expect a few helpings of eye-candy in the form of way-out fantastical electric concepts with advanced…

Mazda and Toyota to create joint-venture to develop electric vehicles and build US factory

Mazda and Toyota, arguably the two major automakers least invested in electric vehicles, are working on a new joint-venture to develop electric cars. There’s been a lot of consolidation in the auto industry over the years, but the interesting aspect of this case is that surviving the electric car revolution in the industry is at least partly the reason behind it. pan’s Nikkei reported on the new partnership in the work this week: “As electrification and development competition transform the auto industry, Toyota is casting lines in all directions to stay afloat. Toyota and Mazda look…

ELECTRIC CAR THAT CAN RECHARGE IN MOMENTS BEING DEVELOPED BY TOYOTA

Toyota is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to begin sales in 2022, the Chunichi Shimbun daily reported on Tuesday. Toyota’s new electric car, to be built on an all-new platform, will use all-solid-state batteries, allowing it to be recharged in just a few minutes, the newspaper said, without citing sources. By contrast, current electric vehicles (EVs), which use lithium-ion batteries, need 20-30 minutes to recharge even with fast chargers and typically have a range of just 300-400 kilometres…

Why Toyota’s Next Move Is Solid-State Batteries

The next-generation battery tech promises more energy density, faster charge times and less risk of fire. Toyota plans to commercialize solid-state electric vehicle batteries by the early 2020s, Reuters confirmed this week. If the Japanese automaker can pull that off, it could leap ahead of the competition in terms of energy density, range and safety. Toyota popularized the turn away from internal-combustion engines with its Prius hybrid, but its clean transport innovation has slowed in recent years. The company maintained focus on hybrids and hydrogen fuel-cell cars, which other EV makers tend…

Toyota’s battery breakthrough could change electric cars forever

Japanese auto monster Toyota is taking a shot at another strong state battery that could empower electric autos to be lighter, be energized speedier and appreciate longer range. As indicated by a Wall Street Journal report, the organization is in the “generation designing” stage for the tech that could supplant the present lithium-particle batteries utilized as a part of electric vehicles. The strong state batteries, which could possibly hold a higher charge, could make it into another auto by 2022, the report claims. The report was light on the specifics,…

Toyota Goes Electric

Toyota RAV4 EV The RAV4 EV is currently the only all-electric high-riding crossover SUV available in the United States, although only in select cities of California. The well-respected Toyota platform takes on a Tesla powertrain, making it the least expensive way to experience rip-roaring acceleration from the famous California electric car startup. Driving range is around 120 miles. Styling In recent years, the Toyota RAV4 has been transformed from a bland and anemic compact SUV to a sporty, capable and fun to drive crossover. It has bulked up and grown…