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Toyota Gives Hybrids Testosterone, Plans Hybrid Tundra Pickup

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For over ten years now, Toyota has given car owners the chance to drive an ultra-efficient, high gas-mileage hybrid car. But while the 2012 Toyota Prius might give great gas milage, it just isn’t rugged enough for a large proportion of pickup-loving Americans. For them, driving a Toyota Prius would just be too much of an insult to their

Toyota Introduces New 4.6-liter V8 Engine with 2010 Tundra

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Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) USA introduced the 2010 Tundra full-size pickup truck and an all-new 4.6-liter V8 engine at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. The new 4.6-liter V8 engine will be available on all 2010 model year Tundra models. By comparison, the entry-level V8 on the 2009 Tundra is a 276 hp (206 kW) 4.7L The 4.6L

Henrik Fisker, A Comment On New Investors? 'Absolutely.Not'

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Last week's Chicago Auto Show had relatively few debuts; the Chevrolet Cruze diesel and a redesigned Toyota Tundra pickup truck were the most noteworthy. But the featured speaker at a luncheon thrown by the Economic Club of Chicago drew a full room: Henrik Fisker, cofounder of struggling startup automaker Fisker Automotive.

Toyota investing $1B in new TNGA plant in Mexico, realigning North American manufacturing; expansion in Guangzhou

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These groupings by common vehicle platform follow Toyota’s consolidated truck production at its San Antonio, Texas and Baja California, Mexico plants, which has helped streamline Tacoma and Tundra assembly while better leveraging the supply chain. Toyota also announced an expansion of its joint venture plant, Guangzhou Toyota Motor Co.,

NOAA Arctic Report Card finds Arctic entering into new phase: warmer, greener, and less ice

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Land: Arctic tundra vegetation continues to increase and is associated with higher air temperatures over most of the Arctic land mass. This shift is also causing changes in the region’s life, both on land and in the sea, including less habitat for polar bears and walruses, but increased access to feeding areas for whales. F (1.5° Brief

Toyota plans to export US-built Sienna to South Korea

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Other export vehicles include the Georgetown, KY-produced Avalon sedan; the Princeton, IN-produced Sequoia SUV; and the San Antonio, TX-produced Tacoma and Tundra pick-up trucks. Toyota announced plans to begin exporting US-built Sienna vehicles to distributors in South Korea. Shipments are scheduled to begin in early November. Brief

Plug-in Hybrids in Toyota's Future, Jim Press Tells Reuters; Desires Joint OEM Battery Research

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Press's interview has me seeing lots more Tundras and nary a plug-in. Reuters reports on an interview with Toyota North American President Jim Press that Toyota Motor Corp. is working on developing a plug-in hybrid vehicle and is open to joining with other automakers in battery development. A tad unusual, if you think car companies compete.

All 2010 Chevy and GMC V8 Trucks Feature Variable Valve Timing

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Toyota Tundra 4.6L All 2010 Chevrolet and GMC V-8 powered trucks now feature variable valve timing (VVT), a technology that enables continuous control of valve opening and closing that result in better engine breathing, fewer emissions and improved fuel economy. The addition of VVT to the 4.8L and 5.3L and 6.2L Ford F-150 292 hp 4.6L

Shill for a Withering Lie

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You see Phelan was in North Carolina recently to test drive the new Toyota Tundra. As Toyota planned it, we see Prius, they sell Tundra. As Phelan tells this tale , (registration required) midway through their Tundra talk, Ernest Bastien, Toyota Motor Sales vice president for vehicle operations, surprisingly rose to defend GM. '"The

J.D. Power study finds ACEN technology woes affecting vehicle reliability for consumers

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Toyota awardees include the Lexus ES; Lexus GS; Lexus GX; Toyota Prius v; Toyota Sienna; and Toyota Tundra. Problems with technology continue to affect vehicle reliability for consumers, according to the J.D. Power 2016 US Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Seven of the top 10 problems are design-related. Power. —Renee Stephens.

WCS-Led Study Says Some Arctic Nesting Bird Species Declining Near Oil Development

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Zack (2009) Influence of human development and predators on nest survival of tundra birds, Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska. The study appears in the September issue of the journal Ecological Applications. Authors include: Joe Liebezeit and Steve Zack of the Wildlife Conservation Society; S.J. Kendall, P. Martin and D.C. Johnson and A.M. and B.

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3.5L EcoBoost leading Ford F-150 sales; highest volume EcoBoost vehicle

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and the Toyota Tundra with 0.9%. The 365 hp (272 kW) 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 Ford F-150 EcoBoost ( earlier post ) is outselling all other competitive six-cylinder trucks combined, according to Ford. The new EcoBoost V6 is one of four new more fuel-efficient engines Ford introduced in the F-150 for 2011. L/100km)) city and 23 mpg (10.2

AutoTrader.com June trend report shows increasing consumer interest in trucks and SUVs

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17, the used Toyota Tundra moving up two spots to No. 10 with an increase in average asking price of 6.1%, and the CPO Toyota Tundra moved up one spot to No. Consumers shopping on the site started considering more fuel-efficient models when gas prices hit the $3.50 and the Silverado 2500’s price increased 10.6% year-over-year.

Toyota launches Collaborative Safety Research Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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TTC has helped develop the Avalon, Camry, Sienna, Solara, Tundra and Venza vehicles for the North American market. Toyota’s new Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) will be based at the Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan and will involve Toyota researchers and engineers from North America and Japan. over 2008 levels.

Opinion: Busting The “Canadian Bakken” Myth

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Indeed that is the question on the minds of oil investors as they digest the latest numbers of potential barrels of oil under the Arctic tundra. by Andrew Topf of Oilprice.com. The report did not estimate the amount of recoverable oil, but points out that even if one percent of the Canol resource could be recovered, that represents 1.45

Study Finds East Siberian Arctic Shelf Showing Instability and Widespread Venting of the GHG Methane; Releases May Be Much Larger and Faster Than Anticipated

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The East Siberian Arctic Shelf is a methane-rich area that is a shallow seaward extension of the Siberian tundra that was flooded during the Holocene transgression 7 to 15 thousand years ago. Top left. Bubble plumes (probably dominated by CH 4 ) rising from the seafloor registered by geophysical instrumentation. Top right. Bottom left.

DOE to Support Research Associated with Water Issues for Shale Gas and Alaskan Oil and Natural Gas

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Such technologies should offer alternatives to the conventional practice of pumping unfrozen water from tundra lakes. Increasing population, heightened per capita water demands, regional droughts, and concerns over climate change have combined to make water issues even more pressing. DE-FOA-0000038.

IPCC Scientist Says Climate Change Likely to Accelerate More Quickly and Be More Damaging Than Predicted

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There is a real risk that human-caused climate change will accelerate the release of carbon dioxide from forest and tundra ecosystems, which have been storing a lot of carbon for thousands of years. We don’t want to cross a critical threshold where this massive release of carbon starts to run on autopilot. Chris Field. Chris Field.

Cash for Clunkers Buoys US Auto Sales; Hybrid Sales Up 31.8% for Monthly New Vehicle Share of 3.55%

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The Tundra full-size pickup recorded July sales of 6,313 units, down 52.9%. Monthly new vehicle market share for hybrids. Click to enlarge.

Researchers Predict Permafrost Thaw Will Intensify Climate Change More Quickly Than Previously Thought; Melting of Greenland Icesheet Could Drive More Water Than Previously Thought to North American Northeast

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Schuur (2009) The effect of permafrost thaw on old carbon release and net carbon exchange from tundra. Click to enlarge. Permafrost. 2009).

Chevron leveraging information technology to optimize thermal production of heavy oil with increased recovery and reduced costs

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Data: California DOGGR. Click to enlarge. Source: Chevron. Click to enlarge. The key to a producer is operational efficiency. in 1988 to just above 2.3