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Toyota and Hino will develop a heavy-duty fuel-cell truck

Auto Blog News Feed - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 12:36

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Japan's Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it would develop a heavy-duty fuel-cell truck with its subsidiary, Hino Motor Co, as it sees hydrogen technology as a zero-emissions alternative to battery power for large commercial vehicles. In a statement, Toyota said the truck, based on Hino's Profia model, would be equipped with two fuel cell stacks developed for the next model of its Mirai fuel cell sedan. Toyota has long touted fuel cell vehicles as the ultimate "green car", and sees the

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Rivian shuts down all facilities over COVID-19 pandemic concerns

Auto Blog News Feed - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 23:24

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Rivian, the buzzy electric vehicle startup that is backed by Amazon and Ford, is shutting down all of its facilities due to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. Rivian employs more than 2,000 workers across several locations, including its headquarters in Plymouth, Mich., a factory in Normal, Ill. as well as operations in San Jose and Irvine, Calif., where engineers are working on autonomous vehicle technology. Rivian also has an office in the U.K.

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Automakers back U.S. tax relief, USMCA delay due to coronavirus

Auto Blog News Feed - Sat, 03/21/2020 - 14:14

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Groups representing major automakers and suppliers asked U.S. lawmakers on Friday to consider new tax relief and delay the start of a new trade deal as auto sales decline as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, BMW AG became the latest to announce a production halt. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation -- representing General Motors Co , Volkswagen AG , BMW, Toyota Motor Corp and others -- and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (ME

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