2013-2017 Toyota Prius models recalled for potential hybrid-system defect

Green Car Reports

Toyota is expanding a recall of Prius hybrid models over a hybrid-system defect that could cause a sudden loss of propulsion. The fault lies with the inverter in the Intelligent Power Module (IPM), a part of the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system.

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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.

2020 104

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BYD and Toyota detail electric-vehicle joint venture for China

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Toyota and BYD have released more details of an electric-vehicle joint venture for the Chinese market, which was announced in November 2019. The two automakers will invest 50-50 in a new company—BYD Toyota EV Technology Co.

2020 100

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid fuel tank issue: Fix is coming soon

Green Car Reports

Drivers of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid have an unusual issue: They’re only able to access part of their gas tank’s reported fuel-tank capacity—and thus they can’t take advantage of the 40-mpg Hybrid’s excellent 580-mile rated range.

2020 88

Study: Toyota has the longest-lasting hybrids

Green Car Reports

Toyota hybrids already have a reputation for lasting a long time without the kind of serious mechanical issues that might retire them from the road.

2020 105

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime preview

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The newest Toyota RAV4 is also the most-powerful and most-efficient version of the brand's compact crossover. Toyota unveiled the new plug-in hybrid on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2019 83

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).

2020 96

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

2011 237

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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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.

2020 84

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.

2019 135

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: How its 42-mile range and 38 mpg compare to rivals

Green Car Reports

Official EPA ratings were posted Monday for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and they’re exactly as anticipated by Toyota ahead of the model’s launch.

2020 73

Subaru and Toyota broaden partnership for electric cars, autonomous tech

Green Car Reports

Toyota and Subaru announced Friday that they will expand their partnership into connected-car programs and a co-developed electric vehicle platform. Toyota will also be taking a larger ownership stake in Subaru, while the latter will acquire equity in Toyota for the first time.

2019 105

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

2009 130

2021 Toyota Venza is hybrid-only, and an urbane alternative to the RAV4

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Toyota was going to do it eventually. The carmaker announced in 2017 that, by 2025, every one of its vehicles will have an “electrified” option—almost inevitably a hybrid version, in Toyota’s EV-resistant parlance.

2020 90

Toyota’s top-selling US hybrid isn’t the Prius

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The top-selling Toyota hybrid vehicle in the U.S. In 2019, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid wins that crown. According to Toyota’s 2019 year-end sales summary, released Friday, Toyota sold 92,525 RAV4 Hybrid SUVs to U.S.

2020 83

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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Fuel-tank issue for 2019-2020 RAV4 Hybrid: Toyota still investigating

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Toyota continues to investigate an issue that can prevent drivers of its top-selling U.S. hybrid, the 2019-2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, from filling their tank up completely.

2020 94

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.

2020 73

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 launches stamping-type plating machine that significantly reduces environmental impact and transforms plating process

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a world’s stamping-type plating technology that uses a polymer membrane (solid electrolyte membrane), through which metal ions can pass, to apply plating, like a stamp, only to areas requiring plating.

2020 96

2020 Toyota Prius Prime gains seating for 5, Apple CarPlay, revamped lineup

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The 2020 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid gains some important functionality, even though some of the key specifications for range and efficiency haven't changed. plug-in cars toyota prius primeThe most important improvement, perhaps, is that the Prime now offers a third seat in the center-rear, making it a five-passenger car. Previous versions had only four seats. The second.

2019 80

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.

2020 73

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.

2020 105

Toyota West Virginia rolls its first hybrid transaxle off production line; $226M investment

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After more than two years of preparation, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia (TMMWV) produced Toyota’s first hybrid transaxle in North America this previous week.

Toyota covers Prius Prime with solar panels to test mileage

Green Car Reports

While Toyota has been skeptical of electric cars, the carmaker is expressing optimism about technology that can supplement plugging in: solar.

2019 110

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.

2020 101

2019-2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid recalled for suspension issue

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Toyota is recalling some RAV4 Hybrid and RAV4 models to fix a possible manufacturing flaw in the front suspension.

2020 75

2021 Toyota Sienna minivan goes all-hybrid

Green Car Reports

The idea of minivans at the center of American suburban life is as obsolete as video-rental stores or answering machines.

2020 90

Toyota: moving backward

Plugs and Cars

Toyota will be showing a battery electric car - the 50 miles range FT-EV - in Detroit. Lest we forget, ten years ago Toyota produced the 100+ miles range RAV4 EV. The tragedy is that Toyota could put plug-in cars in showrooms today, but they refuse to be first.

2009 130

Toyota Prius was a hybrid trendsetter 15 years ago. Now what?

Green Car Reports

The Toyota Prius has already secured a spot as an icon of automotive history and one of the most influential products of this century. It’s also far surpassed Toyota’s initial expectations.

2020 97

Toyota unveils 2021 Venza crossover, hybrid powertrain standard

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Toyota unveiled the 2021 Venza midsize two-row crossover utility vehicle (CUV). The all-new 2021 Venza comes equipped exclusively with the Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain and advanced Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive.

2020 88

Subaru and Toyota plan joint electric SUVs on flexible platform

Green Car Reports

That's the latest plan from Toyota and Subaru, according to a joint statement from the automakers on Thursday. The new joint project will develop a new electric mid-size SUV using electric-car technology from Toyota and all-wheel drive technology from Subaru

2019 106

Toyota teases all-wheel-drive Prius for LA auto show debut

Green Car Reports

Toyota has teased what is probably an all-wheel-drive Prius, slated for introduction at the Los Angeles auto show late this month. all-wheel drive Prius toyota prius primeIn studying the picture the company teased, with a Prius churning through the snow, it’s hard to come to another conclusion. The automaker says in a greeting-card-like teaser: “Fall is here, winter’s.

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Toyota Prius 2020 Edition marks 20 years in the US–with more hybrids coming soon

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The Toyota Prius, which was once the car of choice for image-conscious environmentalists and celebrities, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its arrival in the U.S. with a version called the 2021 Toyota Prius 2020 Edition.

2020 86

Toyota installs stationary fuel cell generator based on Mirai FC system at Honsha plant

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a stationary fuel cell generator (FC generator) that makes use of the fuel cell system (FC system) equipped in the Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV). Development on the generator was carried out jointly by Toyota and Toyota Energy Solutions, Inc.

2019 144

Toyota to cut emissions from US operations by 40 percent

Green Car Reports

Toyota announced plans last week to reduce emissions from its U.S. The plan calls to purchase Renewable Energy Credits equivalent to 40 percent of the energy needs of Toyota's U.S. operations by 40 percent over the next three years as part of its plan to operate emissions-free by 2050.

2019 98

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime: 42-mile plug-in could cost less than RAV4 Hybrid

Green Car Reports

The Toyota RAV4 Prime starts with the top-selling full-hybrid vehicle in the U.S. market, and adds plug-in hybrid capability for an anticipated 42 miles—3 miles more than previously estimated—of all-electric driving.

2020 93

Toyota and Hino partner on electric semi, to use updated Mirai fuel-cell power

Green Car Reports

Toyota has advocated for the use of hydrogen fuel cells in commercial trucks as well as passenger cars, and appears to be stepping up those efforts. However, Toyota did not say when the vehicle will debut, or whether it will enter

2020 92

Toyota updates Sora fuel cell bus

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Toyota Motor Corporation has launched its updated Sora Fuel Cell Electrified Vehicle bus (FCEV bus) with improvements to its preventive safety performance.

2019 106

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.

2020 68

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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Some 2019-2020 Toyota and Lexus hybrids recalled for coolant leak concern

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Toyota and its Lexus luxury brand will recall 44,191 vehicles—including four hybrid models—from model years 2019 and 2020 over possible coolant leaks.

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