Welcome to AdFeeder’s web Wednesdays, your weekly dose of the latest news and stories that have caught our eye. From technology news to the latest vehicle releases and everything in between, we aim to bring you a quick run down of what you need to know each week.
Say hello to 15 new cars from Toyota
More often than not, when a car brand releases a new model or variant to the world, it experiences a fair amount of buzz for the few days that surround it, only to usually go quiet until that car is actually launched to the public.
Toyota have decided to take a different route however, and yesterday unveiled 15 brand new models coming to Toyota and Lexus showrooms over the next few years. One – Five!
The cars are a mixture of sporty crossover SUVs, commercial vehicles and impressive looking performance cars, all of which being fully electric! These diverse concepts present the future of Toyota’s design language, and the brand’s president Akio Toyoda shows plans for the two firms to launch a total of 30 battery EVs by 2030.
Revealing a bold strategy for the two firms to sell some 3.5 million battery-electric cars by 2030, Toyota explained that “we need to reduce emissions as much as possible, as soon as possible”, and the brands will “expand options for carbon-neutral vehicles”, which run on ‘clean’ energy.
Instagram Exceeds 2B Monthly Active Users
Instagram has charted new territory by exceeding two billion monthly active users, according to a Tuesday (Dec. 14) report from CNBC.
It reached the milestone amid controversy. Last week, CEO Adam Mosseri testified before the Senate Commerce subcommittee that he planned to launch a version of the social media platform specifically for children, as PYMNTS reported. The idea behind the youth-focused offering was to give children the ability to use the social media site without worries related to explicit content and age verification.
In response, Facebook, which owns Instagram, said that since September, the company has spent $13 billion on safety and security measures, while more than 40,000 employees work to police the content on the social media giant’s platform, which has 3.5 billion monthly active users.
Facebook also said it has also disabled more than one billion fake accounts and blocks millions more from being created each day.
This Skoda Enyaq Coupe render looks amazing
Skoda will reveal the long-promised coupé version of its Enyaq iV electric SUV on 31 January. The Enyaq Coupé iV is effectively Skoda’s version of the Volkswagen ID 5, which is itself a rakish-roofed variant of the Volkswagen ID 4.
Skoda claims a drag coefficient of 0.234 for its new coupé-SUV, which is said to be the best in its class and makes the new model “particularly efficient to drive”. The new coupe is likely to be available with the same batteries as the standard car, and the enhanced aero could see the maximum range raised slightly over 333 miles from the largest, 77kWh battery pack. A smaller-capacity 58kWh battery is expected to net a range of around 260 miles.
Elliot is our resident tech-lover and petrolhead, who is in charge of spreading AdFeeder to the masses! Having previously worked with brands such as Porsche and BMW, Elliot specialises in content creation and social media.