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Toyota testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars

Oct. 25, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota said Monday it is testing hydrogen combustion engines in race cars as it works toward using the technology in commercial products. Such engines burn hydrogen as fuel instead of gasoline, much like rockets. The Japanese automaker said testing the...

Japanese, southern cultures blend in northeast Mississippi

Oct. 24, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mieko Kikuchi remembers what it was like coming to the United States from Japan. Kikuchi, Renasant’s Japanese liaison and member of Japan-America Society of Mississippi’s board of directors, said she was an active member of her community when...

Sinclair, Zillow fall; State Street, Peabody Energy rise

Oct. 18, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., down 80 cents to $26.39. The television broadcasting company suffered a data breach and is working to determine what information the...

Automakers step up pace on electric vehicle battery plants

Oct. 18, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Global automakers and tech companies are stepping up the pace when it comes to building factories and prepare for what many believe will be a fast-moving transition from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. On Monday, Toyota, Stellantis,...

Nippon Steel sues Japan business partner Toyota over patent

Oct. 15, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nippon Steel Corp. is suing Toyota Motor Corp. over a patent for a technology used in electric motors in a rare case of legal wrangling between Japan’s top steelmaker and top automaker over intellectual property. Tokyo-based Nippon Steel filed the...

US auto sales slump, stalled by car computer chip shortage

Oct. 01, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a normal month before the pandemic, Con Paulos' Chevy dealership in Jerome, Idaho, sold around 40 new vehicles. In September, it was only six. Now he's got nothing new in stock, and every car, truck or SUV on order has been sold. Last month, what...

Production begins at new Alabama auto plant; hiring ongoing

Sep. 30, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (AP) — Production has begun at a new auto plant in north Alabama and the companies running the facility continue to hire workers at a brisk pace. Work on the first 2022 Corolla Cross vehicles began with the press of a button at the Mazda Toyota...

Toyota banks on mobility technology for future growth

Sep. 28, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Toyota is revving up acquisitions in mobility technology, adding Renovo Motors Inc., a Silicon Valley software developer, to its Woven Planet team, which is working on automated driving. The addition, announced Tuesday, follows the...

Toyota to field Tundra TRD Pro truck next season in NASCAR

Sep. 24, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toyota will use its Tundra TRD Pro in NASCAR's Trucks Series next season as part of an overhaul to the vehicles used in the third-tier series. The Tundra TRD Pro was unveiled before Friday night's race at Las Vegas Speedway. It will make its...

Alabama Toyota plant to make truck engines, add 450 jobs

Sep. 20, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Toyota factory in north Alabama will add 450 jobs as the sole North American manufacturer of engines for the 2022 Tundra pickup truck, the company said Monday. Employment at the Toyota Alabama plant will increase to 1,800 people, and the...