Toyota Is Trying to Catch Up in the Crowded EV Race. It May Be Too Late.

Toyota Motor became the world’s most successful car company through the spirit of or continuous improvement. Now, with electric vehicles on the rise, kaizen might prove to be its undoing.

Kaizen is all about evolution and refinement. It helped Toyota (ticker: TM) break into the U.S. market with the Toyopet Crown sedan in the late 1950s, take 5% of market share by the 1980s with its fuel-efficient Corollas, and finally become the top-selling auto maker in North America. Along the way, it became the car manufacturer to emulate,…


Charging Station in Sunderland (Image: Fastned)

Charging Station in Sunderland (Image: Fastned)

Investors have piled into energy stocks this year, sending prices sharply higher, but bargains remain in the sector. Shell, the United Kingdom–domiciled energy giant, is one.

Shell (ticker: SHEL) has some of the most attractive assets in the global energy business, notably the world’s largest liquefied natural-gas business and the biggest network of service stations. But at a recent $55, its U.S.-listed shares trade for just six times projected 2022 earnings of $9 a share. Exxon Mobil (XOM), at $86, fetches nine times estimated…

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