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Propulsion

A Flatter Take on EV Skateboards

Israeli startup integrates corner modules with chassis

Business

Car Sales Crash in Europe

78% drop in April as countries, carmakers post double-digit declines

Propulsion

Toyota Announces Two New Hybrids for MY 21

According to Bob Carter, xvp Sales, Toyota Motor North America, their plan calls for 25% of sales to be hybrids by 2025. The new Sienna and Venza will help.

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Hybrid

Driving on Sunshine

Dutch partners aim to boost EV range with solar panels

Production

Toyota May Reach Normal Output in NA in July

Pace depends on suppliers, demand, coronavirus controls

Batteries

Lotus Aims to Revamp EV Ownership Models

Partnership with British utility promises new charging infrastructure and smart grid tech

Sales

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup

Sales perk up in China as production nosedives in Brazil, Mexico

Business

Toyota, GM Recognized for Diversity

Leadership involvement and new programs help Toyota move up annual list

Mobility

Cars Without Coffee: When A Vehicle Isn’t Driving Him, John Krafcik Takes the Porsche

Eleventh in a series. Yes, he knows about autonomous driving. But Waymo’s Krafcik loves cars you drive. And he’s also important in another way.

Mobility

Volvo to Offer Autonomous Highway Capability in 2022

Expanded partnership with lidar startup Luminar paves way

Composites fare well at 2020 PACE Awards

This year’s automotive supplier award winners included composite bumper beam, liftgate and pickup box applications.  

Business

Toyota, VW Balk on U.S. Production Plans

Uncertainty about COVID-19 and supply chains cloud decisions

AI

Toyota AI Ventures Extends Call for Innovation

The world has changed since the call was made at the 2020 CES

Production

U.S. Carmakers Chart Restart Dates

Big Three aim for U.S. factory relaunches on May 18

Business

Japan Carmakers Trim Production Plans

Carmakers guess at where and when global sales will revive.

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Inside Kevin Hunter’s Garage

Tenth in a series. Yes, he’s a designer. But he also likes the visceral enjoyment of driving (good-looking vehicles).

Fuel Cells

Volvo Group, Daimler Team Up on Fuel Cell-Powered Big Rigs

Can trucks save the hydrogen-based technology after a tepid response to fuel cell cars?

Polypropylene honeycomb lightens, strengthens automotive panels

Polypropylene honeycomb cores from ThermHex are used by Brazilian OEM DPA Moldados to make the trunk floor of the Hyundai Creta ix25.

Business

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup

More carmakers are poised to resume production as financial burden mounts

Business

Car Sales Plunge 52% Across Europe

Coronavirus lockdowns keep buyers away.

The evolution of composites in NASCAR

The growing role of carbon fiber in stock car racing.

Production

Carmakers Tiptoe Back into Production in Europe

The trickle will continue into early May.

Business

Toyota RAV4 Sales Surpass 10 Million Units

Compact SUV Joins Elite Club, Next Up Plug-In Hybrid Variant