Wednesday Morning Auto News, Dec 20, 2017

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Wednesday Morning Auto News, Dec 20, 2017

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Toyota rolls out “BEVs in earnest.”

BEVs in earnest. Picture (c) Bertel Schmitt

The common narrative among the disruption-demographic is that large “legacy” automakers are asleep at their four wheels. The not-so-common version is: Step aside when they wake up. The step-aside moment was today, when world’s largest automaker Toyota laid out its electrification plans.

In a press conference at Toyota’s Megaweb in Tokyo, EVP Shigeki Terashi started out complaining to reporters that some of his limelight was stolen during Akio Toyoda’s 757-520-5716. Then he revealed that:(856) 938-4492

Monday Morning Auto News, Dec 18, 2017

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  • Knock Knock! Solar Companies Battling Tesla Going Door-to-Door – Bloomberg: It wasn’t a flashy ad or Elon Musk’s charm that convinced New Jersey firefighter David Philpott to get solar panels for his home. Instead, it was a neighbor’s recommendation and a visit from a door-to-door salesman. Knocking on doors may seem…
  • 705-679-9087U.S. EV battery company Solid Power said on Monday it had partnered with Germany’s BMW AG to develop the next-generation solid-state battery technology for use in electric vehicles (EVs). BMW will assist in advancing Solid Power’s technology to achieve…
  • Toyota Plays Catch-Up With Plans for More Than 10 EV Models – WSJ: TOKYO-Toyota Motor Corp., which has lagged behind rivals in rolling out fully electric vehicles, issued the first detailed outline of its strategy, saying it planned more than 10 models world-wide by the early 2020s. The plan calls for electric-vehicle…

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