Toyota's pursuit of a mass-market hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicle has been relentless — some might say stubborn. This week, the automaker said 50 Mirai cars are bound for Canada, a country considering hydrogen as an alternative fuel.
Toyota has picked an Ottawa company's logistics software to manage its global supply chain. RapidResponse by Kinaxis is already being used by Ford and Nissan.
Toyota is introducing the Mirai into Quebec, Canada's most active green vehicle market, later this year. About 50 of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are expected to be used by government and fleets.
It's taken six months, but Toyota Canada says it has finally solved its block heater problem. The automaker says a new one of improved design will be installed at no cost to its customers.
Toyota, facing a “now or never” crisis as it confronts a rapidly changing auto industry, is plunging into the electric vehicle race with plans to introduce more than 10 EVs worldwide by the early 2020s.
A new Toyota showroom in British Columbia will have space to display 36 vehicles on two levels. It also will feature two lounge areas, a children's play area and a full-service café.
Scientists working for American Manganese in Vancouver have developed a way to produce enough cobalt to power all the EVs on the road today without drilling into the ground: by recycling faulty batteries.
Toyota Canada is making standard its Safety Sense P suite of features, including lane-departure alert, on the 2018 Prius v, but the change comes at a cost. Toyota upped the base model's price by $685.
Lexus is readying a crossover concept that it's calling a new "flagship," perhaps mimicking a move with its car lineup where it created the new LC flagship coupe priced above $101,000. The concept will debut at the Detroit auto show next month.
Toyota, which has bet big on hydrogen-powered cars and is working with Canada and Quebec on infrastructure, looks more isolated while industry rivals double down on plug-in EVs as the dominant technology in the emerging post-fossil fuel era.
Toyota has made its Entune 3.0 multimedia system standard equipment in its 2018 Toyota Sienna minivan, which starts at $36,475 for the seven-passenger base model in Canada.
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L with a gasoline engine and the hybrid RX 450hL will be unveiled Nov. 29 at the auto show, the company said. Canadian sales of the current RX are up 17 per cent this year.