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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Toyota Research Institute constructing automated vehicle test facility in Michigan

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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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Trending Sources

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 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.

2018 109

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 launches TOYOTA NEXT Open Innovation Program in Japan

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

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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.

2018 97

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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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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Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why

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The Toyota Prius hybrid has been its maker's "halo car" and an example of its most advanced technology for two decades. sales Fuel Economy New car sales Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Prius LiftbackLaunched from an early-1990s project to halve the fuel consumption of a small car, its hybrid-electric powertrain pioneered mass electrification of passenger cars. But the sales arc of what has grown to be a family of Prius.

2018 74

Toyota to introduce 10 new electrified vehicles in China by 2020; PHEV Corolla and Levin unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

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Toyota Motor plans to introduce to the Chinese market plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) versions of its Corolla and Levin passenger cars in 2019 and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) model based on its C-HR / IZOA compact SUV in 2020. (To and as an IZOA by FAW Toyota Motor Sales Co.,

2018 90

Toyota unveils third generation humanoid robot T-HR3

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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.

2017 78

Toyota and partners launch low-carbon hydrogen supply-chain project in Japan

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In Japan, Aichi Prefecture, Chita City, Toyota City, Chubu Electric Power, Toho Gas, Toyota Motor Corporation, and Toyota Industries have launched the Chita City and Toyota City Renewable Energy-use Low-carbon Hydrogen Project.

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

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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 introduces C-HR hybrid at Paris

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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.

2016 95

Toyota phasing out diesel in passenger cars in Europe, keeping diesel for commercial vehicles

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Buoyed by strong European customer demand for hybrid versions on its core models, Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018. In 2017, hybrids represented 41% of Toyota’s European total sales, rising +38% year-on-year to 406,000 units. In contrast, Toyota’s diesel mix on passenger cars was less than 10% in 2017. However, Toyota will continue to offer diesel engines in commercial vehicles (Hilux, Proace and Land Cruiser) to meet customer needs.

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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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Toyota introducing new powertrain units based on TNGA; transmissions, engine, hybrid system, 4WD

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Toyota intends to expand the number of models equipped with the newly announced powertrain units globally from this spring onward. To improve these functions, Toyota has striven to reduce mechanical loss, adopt a wider gear range, and improve shift tracking.

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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 outlines impact of Kobe Steel quality issue on Toyota and Lexus vehicles

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regarding improper conduct related to materials used in vehicle bodies, Toyota Motor has been investigating the impact of this matter on Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Although our investigation is on-going, at this juncture, Toyota believes that the identified aluminum plates purchased both directly from Kobe Steel and via other suppliers were used in certain vehicles, primarily in the construction of hoods (bonnets), rear hatches and other components of the vehicles.

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Toyota hybrid cars enjoy huge surge in sales

Green Cars News

Japanese carmaker Toyota has had a firm grip on the hybrid car market for many years: and now it is smashing through its own sales records. During the first quarter of the year, full hybrid car sales from Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus totalled 38,763: that’s up an incredible 82.3

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Toyota sold 1.52 million electrified vehicles in 2017, three years ahead of 2020 target; cumulative sales >11.47M

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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) sold more than 1.52 This represents an increase of eight percent over the prior record set in 2016, marking back-to-back years of growth and accomplishing one of Toyota's Environmental Challenge 2050 targets—i.e.,

2018 106

NREL-KPA-Toyota collaboration facilitates permitting of FCEV repair facilities

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Following testing and validation at NREL, one sensor was selected by KPA Services for use in their repair facility design, was readily accepted by local authorities having jurisdiction, and has been deployed in at least 9 Toyota repair facilities to date.

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Toyota Mirai FCV wins at the e-Rally Monte-Carlo

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Driven by Artur Prusak and Thierry Benchetrit, the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai from Toyota France took first place in the first e-Rally Monte-Carlo , which was held between Fontainebleau and Monaco.

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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 to focus on hybrid technology at Frankfurt

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At the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, Toyota will showcase the success and relevance of it hybrid technology with the unveiling of the Toyota C-HR Hy-Power concept, a design study developed by Toyota’s European Design Centre (ED2). Its intention is to emphasize C-HR’s emotional and powerful look, while hinting at future expansion of Toyota’s hybrid powertrain line up within its core models. Toyota will also unveil the new Land Cruiser at Frankfurt.

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DENSO and Toyota Tsusho to test quantum computing analysis of IoT traffic data

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DENSO Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation will conduct the first test using a quantum computer to process data from a traffic IoT platform.

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Toyota to conduct hybrid boat feasibility study in Tokyo

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed Japan’s first leisure craft with a parallel hybrid system. Toyota will conduct a feasibility study of hybrid boats from July 2018 to March 2021 in Tokyo.

2017 90

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 unveils ME.WE concept EV

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Toyota European Design & Development (ED2) and creative designer Jean-Marie Massaud have unveiled the Toyota ME.WE The Toyota ME.WE To achieve the goal of weight reduction, the Toyota ME.WE

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LINE and Toyota partner for connected car services using LINE’s Clova & Toyota-supported SDL

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SDL is an open-source standard promoted by Toyota that connects smartphone apps together with automobiles.

2017 78

2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid video road test

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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

New 2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid boosts fuel economy 10% to 44 mpg combined

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Toyota estimates that the 2019 Avalon Hybrid will boost fuel economy by up to 10% over its MY 2018 predecessor, from 40 mpg (5.88 The four-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine is mated to an all-new Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain.

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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?

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Toyota i-TRIL Concept Car; targeting SMESTOs

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Toyota unveiled its i-TRIL concept car—a vision of mobility in 2030—at the Geneva Motor Show. Toyota developed the i-TRIL with the targeted customer being a sophisticated, single, 30-50 year old active female with two children and a vibrant lifestyle.

2017 85

Toyota Mobility Foundation awards 10 grants for hydrogen research initiative

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The Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) has selected ten researchers to receive grants from the research program to support innovative hydrogen energy solutions launched last year. Toyota received 32 applications; a screening panel of hydrogen energy experts from universities and public research organizations determined the final grant awardees.

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Toyota Tsusho to acquire 15% stake in lithium miner Orocobre for US$232 million

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Toyota Tsusho and Orocobre have been long-term partners in the development of the Salar de Olaroz Lithium Facility in Jujuy Province in northern Argentina, a lithium brine project, which was brought into successful production in 2014.

2018 97

Review: 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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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.