Toyota's First Electric Car?

Plugs and Cars

is reporting: "Toyota's iQ-based electric car, due to be launched in 2010, will get its own body style to create a stand-alone model which will become Toyota’s first all-electric car" (emphasis added.) I'm pretty sure I just stepped out of my 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV. Autocar.co.uk

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Toyota unveiles flexible fuel hybrid prototype in Brazil

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Toyota unveiled a prototype hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) during an event Toyota held São Paulo, Brazil. The prototype is the combination of a flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) that can be powered by both gasoline and alternative fuels such as ethanol, and Toyota’s hybrid system.

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Tesla + Toyota

Revenge of the Electric Car

Tesla has breathed new life into the recently shut down NUMMI plant in Fremont, announcing its plans last week to team up with Toyota to start making its $50,000 electric Model S at the NUMMI plant. Resurrection of NUMMI auto plant by Tesla and Toyota lifts spirits all over Fremont. Resurrection of NUMMI auto plant by Tesla and Toyota lifts spirits all over Fremont. Tags: EV Economics Production News NUMMI Plant Tesla Toyota

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback returns at NY Auto Show

Green Car Reports

The Toyota Corolla is the world's highest-selling nameplate, having surpassed the Ford Model T and Volkswagen Beetle years ago. In fact, the Corolla lineup only regained its five-door model when Toyota shut down its. New York Auto Show Auris Toyota Auris HybridIt exists in many different models and varieties all over the world, but the U.S. hasn't always been offered the hatchback version.

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2019 Toyota Prius C preview: $900 price increase, fewer options

Green Car Reports

The 2019 Toyota Prius C will cost $900 more, with a sticker of $22,450, including destination, based on a recent official price list released by Toyota and shared by our partners at CarsDirect. Toyota has replaced its traditional Prius trim lines—One, Two, Three, and The most affordable hybrid on the market just got a little less so.

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Toyota to commence verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data from connected cars

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Corporation, with Toyota City, will start Japan’s first verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data obtained from connected cars, beginning 1 August. Toyota Motor.

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Toyota Scion IQ Electric Car - 2012

Electric Cars are for Girls

Toyota's in the electric car game , if a little late. And no, it's not a hybrid, either! Have a look

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Earth Day: 10 Questions On Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Ask Toyota, Honda & Hyundai

Green Car Reports

The Toyota Mirai has also been available in California since 2016, giving California buyers a choice. California Air Resources Board CARB hydrogen fuel cell Zero Emission Vehicle Fuel Cell Vehicles Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Toyota Fuel Cell SedanWithin the next two years, three different hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will be offered to California buyers in small numbers.

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More pooh from Toyota

Plugs and Cars

Toyota pushed its innovative "21st century" car development into full gear in the early 1990s under company chairman Eiji Toyoda. Tags: toyota hybrid battery electric car Developing a commercial electric vehicle at that time posed a slew of challenges," the official said. That is the case even today.".a a battery pack's ability to hold a charge and its durability vary by temperature and driving conditions, the automaker points out.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime real-world gas mileage, electric range review

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is an automotive enigma. toyota prius primeIt proudly flaunts its eco-friendly credentials, yet its factory-rated 25 miles of electric range simply pales in comparison to the 53 miles advertised by the Chevrolet Volt. I hopped into a Titanium Glow (think beige) 2017 Prius Prime for a three-day visit to Dallas for the State Fair of Texas.

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Toyota launches e-Palette autonomous electric concept and mobility system

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At CES in Las Vegas, Toyota Motor introduced the autonomous electric e-Palette Concept Vehicle, which is designed to meet the demands of future multi-mode transportation and business applications. Toyota remains committed to making ever better cars.

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Toyota launches TOYOTA NEXT Open Innovation Program in Japan

Green Car Congress

In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation has launched the TOYOTA NEXT open innovation program. The program is intended to promote joint development of new services by utilizing new ideas, technologies, and solutions held by various companies and R&D organizations regardless of scale, as well as by businesses that have already launched services, which departs from Toyota’s usual practices of trying to be self-sufficient in terms of development.

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Toyota Research Institute constructing automated vehicle test facility in Michigan

Green Car Congress

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology. Construction permits were filed this week to transform an approximately 60-acre site at Michigan Technical Resource Park (MITRP) in Ottawa Lake.

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Toyota/Fuji Heavy EV Rumors

Plugs and Cars

Toyota is knocking plug-in cars at CARB and in the press and touting impossible to deliver near-term hydrogen fuel cell commercialization. Toyota Motor Corp is considering working with affiliate Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd to develop its electric vehicles," according to Mainichi newspaper as reported by Reuters. Toyota owns 16 of Fuji. Neither Fuji nor Toyota commented, but the Tokyo stock market saw Fuji Heavy's shares up 4.4%.

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Toyota to start sales of fuel cell buses under the Toyota brand from early 2017

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Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017. Toyota plans to introduce more than 100 FC buses mainly in the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Main specifications of Toyota FC Bus.

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid video road test

Green Car Reports

The 2018 Toyota Camry is the latest generation of the car that launched a category—the mid-size hybrid sedan—way back in 2007. While competitors in that segment now include the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Kia Optima, the Camry Hybrid remains one of the most popular and best-selling hybrid sedans. Now we've had a. Videos Driven

Review: 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

The mid-size Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains one of the few vehicles on the market that offers a large SUV experience, while getting reasonable fuel economy for its size. It uses Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system. The 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is available in two trims.

Toyota "Moves"

Plug In Partners

Toyota Motor Company J ust last month, there seemed to be good evidence that Toyota was looking at producing a plug- in. Now, Toyota is making it official. Toyota itself had steadfastly denied any interest in plug-in technology.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Sneak Peak

Hybrid SUV Blog

For years, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has been the go-to hybrid crossover for well-heeled suburbanites who were too embarrassed to drive a minivan. Maybe Toyota really did think of everything this time around? Toyota Highlander

Toyota "Looking"

Plug In Partners

H ere is big announcement for Plug-In fans Toyota looking at Plug-in Hybrids Los Angeles Times June 20, 2006 By JOHN O'DELL Toyota Motor Corp.

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Toyota moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020

Green Car Congress

Toyota projects that global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) will increase significantly after 2020 to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. Toyota’s hydrogen tanks are made of extra-thick carbon fiber and are built to withstand major impacts.

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Toyota introduces second hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi working in Los Angeles

Green Car Reports

Toyota is going big on fuel cells. The company has been testing a fuel-cell powered semi for more than a year at the Port of Long Beach, California, ferrying goods from the Toyota Logistics facility to distribution points headed for factories and. Its latest effort expands on the Mirai sedan by converting semitrucks to hydrogen fuel-cell power.

Self-fulfilled prophesy: Toyota FT-EV II concept

Plugs and Cars

Toyota is always saying consumers just don't want an electric car. Range is too short and too much is different about EVs, Toyota contends. Why, really, are they showing a concept electric car with less than half the range of Toyota's own decade-old RAV4 EV?

2009 130

Toyota pooh-poohs the plug

Plugs and Cars

In the wake of Secretary Chu's defunding hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, Toyota continues its assault on the inevitable plug. Automakers the world round have had 100 years to suck every ounce of profit possible from the internal combustion engine, and Toyota intends to get at least a few decades out of its lead in gasoline-only hybrid vehicles. Irv Miller of Toyota says of plug-ins "this dog won't hunt." Tags: irv miller steven chu toyota bill reinert plug-in car

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Toyota to invest $1B in Grab and strengthen collaboration to accelerate development of new mobility technologies

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Corporation has concluded an agreement with Grab Holdings Inc. Grab) to strengthen their existing partnership and expand the collaboration between Toyota and Grab in Southeast Asia to drive further advances in Mobility as a Service (MaaS) across the region.

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid first drive

Green Car Reports

The 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient version of all-new range of Toyota's popular mid-size sedan, its best-selling vehicle in the U.S. until very recently. The new Camry Hybrid is based on some of the same underpinnings as the 2016 Prius, and uses that car's updated hybrid system and choice of two batteries. In a car we judged

Toyota Plug In

Plug In Partners

Here's the story from the LA Times: Toyota promises plug-in hybrid vehicle in U.S., Japan and Europe by 2010 By Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press June 11, 2008 TOKYO -- Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid with next-generation lithium-ion batteries in the U.S.,

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2016 Toyota Prius 'Coming Soon': 55-MPG Hybrid To Be Sportier

Green Car Reports

While Toyota remains coy about the launch date of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid, a company executive has confirmed that the car is coming "soon." Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, didn't release any specifications on the car when he mentioned it during the groundbreaking for an expansion of the Toyota Technical Center near Ann Arbor. Future Cars Fuel Economy 2016 Toyota Prius

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Toyota develops first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet for electric motors

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Source: Toyota. Source: Toyota. Source: Toyota. Source: Toyota. Source: Toyota.

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Gen 5 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuts at New York International Auto Show; 2.5L inline-4 and Toyota Hybrid System

Green Car Congress

Toyota introduced the fifth-generation RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show. Over the last five years, RAV4 sales volume has doubled; RAV4 currently ranks as the number-one-selling vehicle in the Toyota lineup, as well as the best-selling non-pickup-truck in the country.

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Lexus UX small crossover may get hybrid version that Toyota C-HR won't

Green Car Reports

For better or worse, many Toyota models ultimately donate their underpinnings to the Japanese automaker's Lexus luxury brand. That may not give certain Lexus models the pedigree some purists desire, but it's a fact of life in the modern auto industry—and an effective way for Toyota to amortize development costs into higher-profit luxury. Future Cars Toyota C-HR

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Toyota and Tesla make a deal; NUMMI back in business

Plugs and Cars

Toyota's investing in Tesla. It's also great for Toyota. And give people something other than brake problems to think about when they hear "Toyota." Toyota gets to continue their "everything hybrid" goal without damaging the brand's strategy. As one whose 8 year old Toyota electric car with 78,000 miles on the original battery pack drove exactly 100 miles yesterday using 89% of the charge, I welcome Toyota back. This is a big deal.

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Toyota to display a concept EV

Plugs and Cars

22 -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Toyota will display a concept EV! My six year old Toyota RAV4 EV electric car continues to perform flawlessly and gaslessly. Toyota could provide global leadership today with plug-in cars. Meanwhile Toyota will continue to sell only petroleum burning cars. Still, even Toyota is facing hard times. Tags: RAV4 EV toyota battery electric car The press release couldn't be shorter. TORRANCE, Calif.,

2008 100

Toyota Research Institute launches Toyota AI Ventures with $100M investment

Green Car Congress

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is investing an initial $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures , a new corporate venture capital subsidiary designed to provide early-stage financing to startup technology companies. Toyota has a history of disruptive innovation in the service of mankind, moving from textile machinery to automobiles in the late 30s, to the broad electrification of the automobile with Prius in the 90s, to autonomous mobility and human-assist robots.

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Toyota unveils third generation humanoid robot T-HR3

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor revealed T-HR3, the company’s third-generation humanoid robot. T-HR3 reflects Toyota’s broad-based exploration of how advanced technologies can help to meet people’s unique mobility needs.

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Toyota introduces C-HR hybrid at Paris

Green Car Congress

Toyota introduced the C-HR—or Coupe High-Rider—crossover at the Paris Motor Show. This new hybrid powertrain offers the response and the fluidity of a dynamic driving style that suits the C-HR’s dynamic design philosophy, Toyota said.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Official Auto Show Debut At Frankfurt Motor Show

Green Car Reports

It was actually introduced to the world last week, but the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid made its official auto-show debut yesterday at the huge Frankfurt Motor Show. Green EU Europe Toyota Auris Hybrid Toyota Yaris Hybrid regulationA large crowd of journalists from around the world crowded around the covered car, eager to see in person what so far they'd only seen in photos. And while hybrids remain a tiny share of.

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Toyota whines about Ontario plug-in rebates

Plugs and Cars

Toyota has a go-slow policy on plug-in electrics. Despite having produced the RAV4 EV - the most useful, robust, and long-lived electric car - Toyota wants to milk its non-grid connected hybrid technology as long as possible before moving on to the next big thing. Ontario has announced a $10,000 rebate for plug-in electrics, and Toyota wouldn't benefit as they delay general release of their own plug-ins. Toyota should stop whining and delaying.

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2016 Toyota Prius Spy Video: New Hybrid In San Francisco Testing

Green Car Reports

We've tracked down another video of the upcoming, all-new 2016 Toyota Prius testing on public roads. Videos 2016 Toyota PriusA San Francisco driver captured video of what appears to be a camouflaged Prius prototype on one of the city's typically hilly streets.

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid first drive review: understated efficiency

Green Car Reports

When it comes to hybrids and Toyota, one shape typically comes to mind. The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid—like the Camry Hybrid that it’s loosely based on—hides in plain sight. Hint: It doesn’t have a trunk. It’s a full-size, four-door sedan that seamlessly blends into the rest of the Avalon lineup. This year, and for the

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