Toyota Offers to Buy Back bZ4X EV After Wheels Falling Off Recall

Toyota is offering a new buyback program and make-good repairs to owners of the bZ4X after a recent recall. Customers of the Toyota bZ4X are now eligible to have recalled models repaired by Toyota, or to have the automaker buy the electric vehicle (EV) back entirely, according to Automotive News. The news comes after the […]

Toyota Says ‘Customers Need to Choose’ to Popularize EVs

Toyota has been under scrutiny recently for not moving away from gas cars quickly enough, and for lobbying against climate policies, according to Reuters. In a Q&A with Danish pension fund AkademikerPension during a general meeting, Toyota CTO Masahiko Maeda explained that “customers need to choose” to popularize EVs. In rebuttal, AkademikerPension said that Toyota […]

2023 Lexus RZ 450e Electric Crossover Debuts, First All-Electric for USA

After Lexus teased an RZ electric crossover with a yoke steering wheel in December, the luxury automaker officially unveiled the electric vehicle (EV) earlier this week. Lexus unveiled the 2023 RZ450e electric crossover SUV on Wednesday, based on its parent company Toyota’s bZ4X, according to a report from Car and Driver. This is the Japanese […]

2023 Toyota bZ4X Reviews Hit the Web, Here’s a Roundup [VIDEOS]

Toyota’s first entry into the electric vehicle (EV) space, the bZ4X, officially went on sale on Tuesday. At the same time, embargoes on media coverage of the new all-electric vehicle lifted. Take a look at the first reviews of the Toyota bZ4X: Autoblog 2023 Toyota bZ4X First Drive Review: Toyota’s First Real EV CNET 2023 […]

Toyota Wants to Be Like Tesla, Says Camera-Based Self-Driving Tech Coming

Woven Planet, a unit of Toyota Motor Corp., has unveiled camera-based self-driving technology similar to Tesla’s Vision-based Autopilot — reports Reuters. The Toyota subsidiary told Reuters that it has developed a way to use data collected from low-cost cameras to effectively train its self-driving system. Woven Planet hopes this “breakthrough” will help drive down the costs associated […]

Toyota Minivan Fleet to Test Aurora Self-Driving Tech in Texas

The race to scale autonomous driving software is on, with many automakers testing their own versions of the technology — including Toyota. Toyota plans to conduct testing of Aurora’s self-driving system using its Sienna minivans in the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas, according to Automotive News. The testing will include driving on highways, suburban […]

Toyota bZ4X EV to Get Free Year of Charging from EVgo

After Toyota unveiled the bZ4X electric crossover SUV, set to debut this spring, the automaker is apparently offering free charging to buyers of the electric vehicle (EV). Toyota is partnering with charging network EVgo to offer a free year of charging for bZ4X buyers, according to Automotive News. EVgo has deployed over 800 DC fast-charging […]

Toyota Plans 30 EV Models by 2030, for Goal of 3.5 Million Sales Per Year

Toyota’s Chief of Global Design, Simon Humphries, said in a recent interview with Automotive News that diversity is the key to Toyota’s new electric vehicle (EV) design strategy and will allow the veteran automaker to achieve its goal of selling 3.5 million all-electric cars by 2030. “Globally, there is an incredible diversity of customers, and their […]

Toyota Plans Self-Driving Car Software, Will Support Third-Party Apps: Report

As vehicle software becomes increasingly important with the onset of electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous driving systems, Toyota has said it plans to create a new operating system to accommodate the high-level functionality of upcoming vehicles. Toyota plans to launch a new operating system, set to help the company’s vehicles manage self-driving and other advanced […]

Toyota, Lexus to Spend $70 Billion to Go Electric by 2030

Just weeks after Toyota announced plans to invest money into a North Carolina electric vehicle (EV) battery plant, the company is reportedly also planning to invest in a move to electrification. Toyota shared plans on Tuesday for a $70 billion USD (8 trillion yen) investment into electrifying the company’s entire brand of cars by 2030, […]

Toyota to Partner with BYD for Affordable China-Only EV, Report Says 

Veteran Japanese carmaker Toyota has reportedly partnered with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer BYD, to use the latter’s battery technology in an upcoming all-electric sedan, slated to launch exclusively in China in late 2022 — reports Automotive News. Toyota turns to BYD for new China EV battery tech, report says — Automotive News […]

Toyota bZ4X EV U.S. Release Date: Spring 2022

According to Automotive News, the all-electric 2022 Toyota bZ4X crossover will launch in the U.S. sometime in the spring, with an estimated range of up to 250 miles (~402 km). 2022 Toyota bZ4X to arrive to U.S. in spring with range of up to 250 miles — Automotive News (@Automotive_News) November 17, 2021 Toyota […]