Monday, January 18

Toyota

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Toyota works on a battery platform and an all-electric SUV

Toyota is fully advancing its electric vehicle goals with the promise of a new SUV EV and plans to produce more than five million electric vehicles per year. While the Prius might be synonymous with being green, Toyota hasn't been pushing fully electric cars as hard as companies like Volkswagen and GM. All of that appears to be about to change as the automaker begins testing an all-electric SUV built on the modular e-TNGA platform that it plans to launch next year. So far, the company has only published the outline of its SUV EV, but it looks sporty with lines similar to the 2021 Toyota Venza crossover. By 2025, Toyota expects to launch about 60 new electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, hydrogen-powered cars and electric v...
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Basic hitch: how to option every 2020 full-size light-duty truck for work

Believe it or not, there are some customers who buy or lease a truck and actually make the thing work for a living. As it happens, manufacturers know not all pickups will lead a semi-charmed life of shuttling kids to the rink and making Costco runs on weekends.That’s why it remains possible to configure full-size light-duty trucks for labour, not luxury.They make up a small but important percentage of the product mix, inhabiting our nation’s job sites while ferrying hard-working Canadians to the oil patch or construction areas.We’ve delved into each of the five models available in today’s so-called ‘half-ton’ class, choosing specs designed to help customers get the job done, not impress the neighbours. Where possible, the trucks in this list will have four-wheel-drive and an eig...