Toyota offers to buy back recalled bZ4X fully electric SUV from customers

Toyota offers to buy back recalled bZ4X fully electric SUV from customers

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X in San Diego, Calif.Petrina Gentile/The Globe and Mail Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. is offering full refunds and incentives for the bZ4X, the automakers first all-electric vehicle, because of concerns over the wheels falling off. In June, Toyota recalled all the bZ4X that had been delivered worldwide – about 2,700 vehicles … Read more

The Futuristic Vehicles That Could Compete With EVs

The Futuristic Vehicles That Could Compete With EVs

Despite leading the green transport market, electric vehicles (EVs) may not be the only option available in the future. Several climate-friendly alternatives to electric battery vehicles are being researched and designed, although most are getting little public attention. So, will the green car of the future be electric, or will other technologies catch up to … Read more

Exxon CEO Warns That Consumers Will Pay For Hasty Energy Transition

Exxon CEO Warns That Consumers Will Pay For Hasty Energy Transition

ExxonMobil expects all new cars sold two decades from now to be electric vehicles. But the US supermajor also believes that people will “pay a high price” in this rush to renewables without providing the energy the society currently needs, Exxon’s chief executive Darren Woods told CNBC’s David Faber in an interview last week. Exxon … Read more

New EV Battery Boosts 1,000km Range

New EV Battery Boosts 1,000km Range

A new battery from Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd promises to resolve one of the chief complaints that drivers have with electric vehicles: battery range. The next-generation Qilin battery—named after a Chinese mythical creature that appears with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or respected leader—has a range of more than 620 miles … Read more

I Don’t Know If Toyota’s Marketing Plan Will Work For The bZ4X

I Don’t Know If Toyota’s Marketing Plan Will Work For The bZ4X

Photo: Elizabeth Blackstock The Toyota bZ4X is a perplexing machine in many ways. The all-electric SUV is a clone of the Subaru Solterra, a vehicle that will continue to be eligible for federal tax credits while Toyota’s will start to phase out this year. It’s loaded with polarizing styling cues, and it doesn’t quite meet … Read more