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January 20, 2021 Toyota to Pay $180M for Clean Air Act ViolationsGranted, the $180-million fine does not seem much compared to the billions of damages Volkswagen and Daimler had to pay for their own deliberate attempt to cheat on emissions. But the situation looks unfavorable for Toyota with the Biden administration expected to impose stricter emissions requirements.
“We recognize that some of January 10, 2021 Toyota Trademarks “Grand Highlander” NameToyota has yet to confirm the reports, but experts think the Grand Highlander won’t be launched anytime soon. The Highlander was just announced for a redesign in 2020, meaning the best time to introduce the Grand Highlander would be during the smaller SUV’s mid-cycle refresh sometime between 2023 and 2024.
January 09, 2021 Toyota Wants its Cars to Be “Self-Washing”The patent states: “In a car wash judgment system, an acquirer acquires traveling information of a vehicle. A condition retaining unit retains a certain car wash condition. A judgment unit judges whether or not traveling information acquired at the acquirer satisfies the certain car wash condition. An unpaved road information December 15, 2020 Toyota Finally Joins EV MarketBob Carter, Toyota North America’s head of sales, has also confirmed that there’s an EV, too, coming to America. It is still unclear, though, which brand it will be under.
Toyota has been the leader in the hybrid segment ever since it launched the Prius.
December 10, 2020 The Most and Least Efficient Cars in the US TodayIn the compact segment, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid took the top spot with 52 mpg, while the Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD and Tesla Model S Performance led the midsize and large vehicle segments with 134 MPGe and 110 MPGs combined economy, respectively.
December 03, 2020 GM No Longer Fighting California’s Emissions LawsBiden, in a statement, said: “Perhaps most importantly, GM’s choice to work with the Biden-Harris administration and California to advance these goals demonstrates a promising path forward for how industry, labor, government, and environmental organizations can come together to tackle big problems and make vital progress on behalf of the