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In Electric Vehicles, the 'Gas' Is Also the Brake

Welcome to the world of one-pedal driving

(Newser) - It's one of the lines that gets beat into every teenager's brain in driver's ed: Brake left, gas right. But in our new electric-vehicle world, that sentence could use an upgrade. That's because what was once the gas—the proper term for EVs is accelerator—is... More »

Toyota: We're Sorry for Slow Response

Driver of runaway car says 'shame on you' to company, feds

(Newser) - The president of Toyota's US operations insisted today that electronic problems did not contribute to sudden acceleration of its cars, drawing sharp criticism from lawmakers. "We are confident that no problems exist with the electric throttle control system in our vehicles," James Lentz told a House panel. Rather,... More »

'Humbled' Toyota Prez: We're Going Back to Basics

Akio Toyoda promises to make company a safety leader again

(Newser) - Toyota's president brushes up on his apologizing skills ahead of tomorrow's House testimony and outlines the steps the company is taking to become a leader in automotive safety in today's Wall Street Journal. Akio Toyoda, grandson of the company's founder, admits that the company has been slow to address customers'... More »

Toyota Gas Pedal Repairs Will Start This Week

Initial cost will top $250M; automaker hit with 2 lawsuits

(Newser) - Toyota will start fixing the accelerators on 2.4 million recalled vehicles in the US this week, and production will resume next Monday. Some dealerships say they will stay open around the clock to perform the first round of repairs, which are expected to cost the company $250 million. Meanwhile,... More »

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