Toyota Motor Europe invests in EODev to expand hydrogen solutions

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has become a direct shareholder in EODev ( Energy Observer Developments ). In early 2020, EODev and TME Fuel Cell Business integrated Toyota’s leading fuel cell technology in the Energy Observer boat, ahead of its Atlantic and Pacific Ocean crossings.

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Toyota launches hydrogen production and refueling facility in Australia

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Toyota has commissioned Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne’s west. Sustainably produced hydrogen is the core element to fuel vehicles like the Toyota Mirai FCEV.


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Toyota Europe establishes Fuel Cell Business Group

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To maximize the opportunities for hydrogen in Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has established a Fuel Cell Business Group to oversee its hydrogen activities across the region. Toyota introduced the Mirai, the world’s first commercialized hydrogen fuel cell electric sedan, in 2014.

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Toyota develops packaged fuel cell system module for sale

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a product that packages a fuel cell (FC) system into a compact module; the company plans to begin selling it in the spring of 2021 or later.

Toyota and Beijing SinoHytec form JV to produce and sell FCRD fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles

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Toyota Motor Company and Beijing SinoHytec have established a joint venture company to promote the commercial vehicle fuel cell system industry in China. The planned joint venture will be based in Beijing and named Toyota SinoHytec Fuel Cell (FCTS).

Tesla and Toyota to revisit old partnership for new EV development: report


A recent report from an esteemed South Korean publication has suggested that Tesla and Toyota are poised to revisit an old partnership to develop an all-new electric vehicle. A spokesperson from Toyota has neither confirmed nor denied the recent report from the South Korean publication.

Toyota and Amazon Web Services collaborate on Toyota’s Mobility Services

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Amazon Web Services, Inc. AWS), an company, are expanding their global collaboration, applying AWS’ portfolio of services to expand Toyota’s Mobility Services Platform (MSPF), an ecosystem to help Toyota engineers develop, deploy, and manage the next generation of data-driven mobility services for driver and passenger safety, security, comfort, and convenience in Toyota’s cloud-connected vehicles.

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2021 Toyota Mirai arrives in US dealerships in December

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The second-generation Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which made its debut in 2019 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, will arrive in US dealerships—in California and Hawaii—in December. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+.

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Toyota introduces new XSE Hybrid Grade Camry

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With the refresh for 2021 Camry models, Toyota is introducing the first XSE Hybrid grade, combining the Camry’s most fuel-efficient powertrain with its highest expression of the sport and luxury blend. Toyota Hybrid System.

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Toyota Australia and BHP piloting converted electric LandCruiser

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Toyota Australia has partnered with BHP to trial a battery electric (BEV) LandCruiser 70 Series at a WA mine site. Toyota Australia’s President and CEO Matthew Callachor said the trial is another step Toyota is taking as part of its bigger picture of a zero emissions future.

Toyota develops fuel cell system for maritime applications; first application on Energy Observer

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Toyota, official partner of Energy Observer and an avid supporter of their project from the start, has developed a fuel cell system for maritime applications, with its first delivery destined for Energy Observer.

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Toyota Mirai, Lexus LS 500h to debut "partial hands-free" driver-assistance system

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Toyota is launching a new driver-assist system on two electrified models, but it's taking a somewhat more conservative approach than Tesla Autopilot, and some systems from other established automakers.

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Toyota launches C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced a limited launch of the C+pod ultra-compact battery electric vehicle (BEV) to corporate users, local governments and other organizations that have been exploring new options to drive the popularization of BEVs.

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Toyota moves closer to production with next-generation fuel cell technology for heavy-duty trucks; new Mirai system

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Toyota’s next generation fuel cell electric technology is now powering a new set of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks. —Andrew Lund, chief engineer, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development. Toyota Logistics Services will also receive three additional trucks.

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Toyota launches new RAV4 PHEV in Japan

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Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) ( earlier post ) through dealerships in Japan. The new RAV4 PHEV aims to boost the fun-to-drive appeal of RAV4, adopting the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II).

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Toyota establishes Toyota Green Energy to conduct renewable energy power generation business

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Toyota Motor Corporation, Chubu Electric Power Co., and Toyota Tsusho Corporation agreed to establish Toyota Green Energy LLP for the purposes of obtaining and managing renewable energy sources in Japan and supplying electric power from renewable energy sources to the Toyota Group in the future.

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing introduces GR010 hybrid hypercar for WEC

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has launched the all-new GR010 HYBRID Le Mans Hypercar, which will compete in the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

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Toyota introduces second-generation Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle as design and technology flagship

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For 2021, Toyota has fully rebooted the Mirai, originally offered in 2016, as a premium rear-wheel drive sports-luxury fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) with striking design, cutting-edge technology, more engaging driving performance and a significantly longer EPA-estimated range rating.

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Toyota Blockchain Lab accelerating blockchain technology initiatives and external collaboration

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Financial Services Corporation launched a cross-Group virtual organization, Toyota Blockchain Lab, in April 2019. In this regard, Toyota Blockchain Lab will expand collaborations more with its various partner companies.

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Toyota moves mobility services in Europe under Cologne-based KINTO Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has started KINTO Europe GmbH, a limited liability company with headquarters in Cologne, Germany. Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC), Japan, holds 51% of the company’s shares, with the remaining 49% owned by TME. Both TME and TFSC are wholly owned by Toyota Motor Corporation, based in Japan. Toyota’s European strong retailer network will continue to play a key role in the ongoing shift from ownership to on-demand usership.

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Toyota REXH2 fuel cell module successfully tested on boat over more than 7,000 nautical miles, including trans-Atlantic crossings

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The REXH2 is a modular maritime hydrogen power solution developed around Toyota’s fuel cell technology. The Toyota Fuel Cell Module inside the REXH2 delivers up to 60 kW rated net power and is based on the existing fuel cell technology from the Toyota Mirai.

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Toyota and Toyota Industries announce new battery for hybrid electric vehicles

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Industries Corporation announced that they have jointly developed a new battery for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) in anticipation of the further development and market introduction of HEVs, which are forecasted to expand rapidly in the future. The companies said they will release information such as target vehicle models as well as battery specifications and performanc prior to equipping Toyota HEVs with the new batteries.

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Toyota invests $394M in, collaborates with Joby on air mobility

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Toyota is collaborating with Joby Aviation (Joby), an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services.

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Toyota Ramps Up Electrification Timeline, Outlines Nuanced Strategy

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Following announcements that Toyota would be working on a shared electric vehicle platform with Subaru, as well as a jointly developed crossover, the brand conducted a press conference on Friday regarding its decision to “popularize BEVs.”

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Toyota confirms US arrival for two electric vehicle models in 2021

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Toyota’s all-electric vehicles are coming to America—in 2021, the company confirmed in an announcement Wednesday. That includes an arrival for two battery-electric vehicles, according to Toyota North America, and an additional plug-in hybrid model.

Toyota Yaris named 2021 European Car of the Year; 80% choose hybrid powertrain

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The all-new Toyota Yaris ( earlier post ) has been named as the 2021 European Car of the Year. The new Yaris is the first application of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) philosophy to a small car, and introduces the modular GA-B platform that will underpin a series of new models.

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Toyoda Gosei receives Toyota’s Technology & Development Award for development of high-pressure hydrogen tanks; 3rd tank in MIRAI

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received the Technology & Development Award from Toyota Motor Corporation for the development of high-pressure hydrogen tanks used on the new MIRAI, launched by Toyota in December 2020. Toyoda Gosei developed the new tank together with Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyoda Gosei Co.,

Toyota premieres Toyota-brand battery electric vehicles ahead of 2020 China launch

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Toyota premiered its C-HR and IZOA battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of its activities on the opening day of Auto Shanghai 2019. The C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to launch in China under the Toyota brand. Toyota also showed the RHOMBUS, a battery electric vehicle concept car developed by TMEC, Toyota’s base for R&D in China. Toyota has plans to use the new mobility concept for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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Toyota to deploy new acceleration suppression function in Summer 2020

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed an Acceleration Suppression Function that used big data collected from connected cars to help identify abnormal operation of the accelerator and control acceleration.

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Toyota to preview all-new battery-electric SUV for European lineup

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Toyota announced that it will preview a new mid-sized battery-electric SUV based on the forthcoming the e-TNGA platform for its European Battery Electric line-up. The un-named preview model will be based on Toyota’s new e-TNGA platform.

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Toyota to pay $180M penalty for Clean Air Act reporting violations

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The United States has filed and simultaneously settled a civil lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor North America Inc., Toyota Motor Sales USA and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America for systematic, longstanding violations of Clean Air Act emission-related defect reporting requirements, which require manufacturers to report potential defects and recalls affecting vehicle components designed to control emissions.

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COVID-19 infection at Toyota Takaoka plant

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Toyota announced that a second male, full-time employee in his 20s working as a line worker at its Takaoka Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee in question (Employee “B”) was a close contact of the Toyota employee who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 19 (Employee “A”). As Toyota has now confirmed a secondary infection within the same workplace, the company has ordered 17 more team members to stay home.

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Isuzu, Hino, Toyota partner to accelerate CASE technologies for commercial vehicles; new JV

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Toyota, Toyota’s truck division Hino, and Isuzu are establishing a partnership in commercial vehicles to collaborate in CASE technologies: connected, autonomous, shared and electric driving technologies. The three companies intend to combine Toyota’s CASE technologies with the commercial vehicle foundations cultivated by Isuzu and Hino. Capital partnership between Isuzu and Toyota. billion yen (resulting in Toyota having 4.6%

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Smaller Nissan EV, Toyota Teammate, Polestar 2 review: Today’s Car News

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Toyota and Lexus have an assisted-driving system, but it’s being pitched very differently than Tesla Navigate on Autopilot. Nissan could be readying a compact EV next. And the Polestar 2 feels like Volvo performance for the EV age. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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JR East, Hitachi and Toyota to develop hybrid hydrogen fuel cell railway vehicles; HYBARI

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have entered into an agreement to collaborate on development of test railway vehicles equipped with hybrid systems that use hydrogen powered fuel cells and storage batteries as their source of electricity. East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Hitachi, Ltd.,

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IDTechEx: NiMH batteries still dominant in full hybrids, largely due to Toyota

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Toyota is the ruling OEM in the global HEV car market, with more than 60% market share in 2019. Other manufacturers have started to eat into this share over the years, but Toyota still reigns supreme.

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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Toyota Motor and five Chinese OEMs—China FAW Corporation Limited (FAW); Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM); Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Equity participation will be: Toyota 65%, SinoHytec 15%, FAW 5%, DFM 5%, GAC GROUP 5%, and BAIC GROUP 5%.

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Toyota & Honda partner on fuel cell bus mobile power generation system to supply electricity in disasters

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda R&D Co., To address this issue, Toyota and Honda will bring technologies together to create a mobile power generation/output system and conduct demonstration testing of delivering electricity to people.

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Toyota creates hydrogen fuel-cell module to power buses, trains, ships

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In addition to selling hydrogen fuel-cell cars, Toyota hopes to become a supplier of fuel-cell tech to other companies. To that end, the automaker has developed a modular fuel-cell system for use in other types of vehicles, including buses, trains, and ships, as well as stationary generators.

BYD, Toyota launch BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY (BTET) JV to conduct battery electric vehicle R&D

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and Toyota Motor Corporation announced that preparations have proceeded since they signed an agreement for the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture company to conduct research and development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on 7 November 2019 ( earlier post ), and registration of the new company has been completed. The name of the new company is BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY CO., BYD Company Ltd.

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Tesla Model 3, Toyota hybrids get Consumer Reports' new Green Choice label

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Of the 10 Top Picks for 2021 revealed by Consumer Reports on Thursday, four are Green Choices that reflect a newfound attention to that idea: the Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, and Tesla Model 3.

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Review: Toyota Yaris

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Twenty-one years ago, the original Toyota Yaris was launched

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Toyota has sold more than 15 million hybrids globally

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Toyota has reaffirmed its position as the global leader in hybrids, surpassing yet another sales milestone. The automaker has sold more than 15 million hybrids globally since the launch of the first-generation Prius in 1997, according to a press release from Toyota's European division.

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