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Toyota Plans 12 New or Redesigned Vehicles Over Three Years

On Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Toyota will launch 12 all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles over a three-year span that began last fall with the introduction of the redesigned 2019 RAV4, a top executive said. That doesn’t count eight other vehicles that will be refreshed in that same time span, said Jack Hollis, Toyota Division general manager. And that total only ...

Karma Pininfarina GT Is Exactly What Its Name Says It Is

On Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Karma Pininfarina GT The Karma Pininfarina GT can pretty much be explained by breaking down its name. For starters, it’s from Karma Automotive, a U.S.-based automaker that takes its name from the car it purchased from now-defunct Fisker Automotive. Like the Fisker Karma as it was previously known, the now-christened Karma Revero is a plug-in hybrid four-seat sedan ...

Renault-Nissan Establishes Joint Innovation Hub In China To Accelerate Technology Development For New Mobility

On Monday, April 15th, 2019
Renault-ez-Ultimo Renault and Nissan, the French and Japanese automotive alliance partners, announced the establishment of a new research and development joint venture in Shanghai, China, the Alliance Automotive Research and Development (Shanghai), Ltd., which will be referred to as Alliance Innovation Lab Shanghai (AIL-SH). Renault and Nissan each hold 50% of this new entity which will ...

Jaguar Land Rover Gives Aluminium A Second Life

On Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
I-Pace Jaguar Land Rover is developing the next phase of its aluminium closed loop strategy with an innovative recycling initiative to transform the vehicles of today into the cars of tomorrow. The REALITY project aims to recover aluminium from existing Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles and reform it into a new high-grade aluminium to create new ...

Toyota To Share Nearly 24,000 Electrification-Related Patents For Free

On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Toyota With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and continuing to utilize currently available technology, Toyota Motor Corporation announced two measures related to its patents and technical knowledge to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles. First, Toyota announced that it will ...

2019 Kia Niro EV Review And Buying Guide

On Monday, April 1st, 2019
2019 Kia Niro EV Kia entered the increasingly competitive small crossover game with the Niro hybrid, followed by the Niro PHEV shortly after. Now it offers the 2019 Kia Niro EV, which retains the same desirable body style but adds a big battery good for an estimated 239 miles of driving range on a single charge, and with the ...