Toyota is charging forward with EV battery technology.  Japanese media outlet Chunichi Shimbun is reporting Toyota is making progress on solid-state batteries that will reduce charging time while offering twice the range of current EVs powered by lithium-ion batteries.  A Toyota spokesperson told Forbes, “We are working on research and development, including the production engineering of solid-state batteries, to commercialize them by the early 2020s."

If you’re in the market for an Infiniti, there will apparently be one less option.  Automotive News is reporting the QX70 midsize crossover will no longer be offered.  They report the company is focusing more attention on the redesigned QX50 compact crossover.  Automotive News says it goes on sale next year.

The wait is over for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline.  The company says they arrive in dealerships today.  The midsize pickup has a variety of practical features including a dual-action tailgate that opens down like a typical truck or swings open like a door.  There’s also a trunk beneath the cargo bed. The price starts at $29,630.