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Explainer: Why Asia's biggest economies are backing hydrogen fuel cell cars

18 Sep 2019

TOKYO China, Japan and South Korea have set ambitious targets to put millions of hydrogen-powered vehicles on their roads by the end of the next decade at a cost of billions of dollars.

Toyota banks on Olympic halo for the humble bus to keep hydrogen dream alive

18 Sep 2019

TOKYO Buses may not be the most glamorous mode of transport but at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, they will represent Toyota Motor Corp's best bet for wider acceptance of hydrogen power - technology so far eclipsed by electric vehicles.

Toyota using Tesla-style Panasonic batteries for China hybrids - sources

13 Sep 2019

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp has started using the same type of battery that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, sources familiar with the matter said.

Toyota tests solar-powered Prius in quest for plugless electric car

12 Sep 2019

TOKYO Inspired by new ultra-thin solar panels developed for satellites, a project led by Toyota Motor Corp is experimenting with a sun-powered Prius that it hopes will one day require no plugging in. | Video

Toyota turns to AI startup to accelerate goal of robots for the home

07 Aug 2019

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp has designs on making robot helpers for your home, and has enlisted a Japanese startup that specializes in artificial intelligence to jump-start its plan.

Stronger yen prompts Toyota to trim profit forecast, saps Honda

02 Aug 2019

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp lowered its annual profit forecast while Honda Motor Co turned in a double-digit decline in quarterly earnings as a resurgent yen hurt two of Japan's biggest automakers.

Avis enlists Israeli startup to turn rental car data into cash

31 Jul 2019

Avis Budget Group Inc has enlisted an Israeli startup to help turn data from its car rental fleet into cash, as more auto industry players look to tap a potential $750 billion market for vehicle information.

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