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 Amazon.com 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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Review: Toyota Yaris

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

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Toyota Lunar Cruiser could take hydrogen fuel-cell tech to the moon

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In 2019, Toyota and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced plans for a hydrogen fuel-cell lunar rover, to launch later in the decade. Now the vehicle has a name—Toyota Lunar Cruiser.

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

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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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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 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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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 93

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. All 2021 Camry models debut Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, the automaker’s newest version of the groundbreaking driver assist technology suite that includes automatic emergency braking. Toyota Hybrid 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. That figure includes sales from both the main Toyota brand and

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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’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.

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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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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. The RAV4 Prime uses the same Atkinson-cycle 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine as the RAV4 Hybrid and it makes the same 176 horsepower though torque is up slightly. Plug-In Hybrids

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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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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.

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Study: Toyota has the longest-lasting hybrids

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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. A study released Wednesday helps confirm that. Based on mathematically modeled results from more than 15.8 used-car sales, the shopping and analytics site iSeeCars.com found that there’s a

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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.

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Toyota: moving backward

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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.

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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 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 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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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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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). Away from home, the PHEV recharge support can be used to charge at G-stations located at around 4,200 Toyota dealers, and at around 10,800 other regular charging points across Japan.

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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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Denyo and Toyota jointly develop and start verification tests for fuel cell power supply vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity

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and Toyota Motor Corporation have jointly developed a fuel cell power supply vehicle that uses hydrogen to generate electricity. As a leading manufacturer of mobile (portable) generators, Denyo will work with Toyota to start verification tests with the aim of commercializing it.

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

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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 was a hybrid trendsetter 15 years ago. Now what?

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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.

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Toyota/Fuji Heavy EV Rumors

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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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First drive review: 2021 Toyota Venza hybrid reinterprets the market middle at 39 mpg

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Aim for the wholesome middle of the American vehicle market today, and mix in one of Toyota’s strengths—its hybrid system—and you end up with a new hybrid-only product: the 2021 Toyota Venza. In a recent first drive of the new Venza, I found this hybrid crossover to offer a quiet ride, a comfortable cabin, and a versatile

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid fuel tank issue: Fix is coming soon

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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. Toyota confirmed to Green Car Reports Wednesday that while the issue doesn't fall under the

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Toyota to take 10% stake in electric drive maker BluE Nexus; new joint sales structure

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BluE Nexus Corporation ( earlier post ) and Toyota Motor Corporation will collaborate to prepare for the accelerated adoption of electrified vehicles by working together to increase their competitiveness in products related to electrification as well as to fortify their sales structure, including their technical support and services, among others, rendered to their customers. Additionally, Toyota will take a 10% stake in BluE Nexus to achieve this goal.

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

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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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Subaru and Toyota broaden partnership for electric cars, autonomous tech

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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. While the partnership includes plans to build the second-generation

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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. In the automotive industry, during a once-in-a century period of profound transformation, Toyota is aiming to become a mobility company that provides wide-ranging services related to transportation.

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Toyota Corolla Hybrid rated 52 mpg: Why Toyota says it won't cannibalize Prius sales

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EPA released final fuel economy numbers for the 2020 Toyota Corolla lineup. They include a confirmation of what Toyota had claimed when it introduced the lineup last fall: that the Corolla Hybrid will carry an EPA combined rating of more than 50 mpg. The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is rated at 52 mpg combined (53 mpg city, 52. Last week the U.S.

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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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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 introduces new Yaris Cross compact SUV in Japan; TNGA GA-B platform; E-Four electric AWD

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Toyota Motor Corporation has released the Yaris Cross, a new-model compact SUV. The Yaris Cross will be available through Toyota dealers nationwide from 31 August. Toyota is also offering HEV models featuring the E-Four (electric 4WD system) for the first time on a compact car.

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

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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 covers Prius Prime with solar panels to test mileage

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While Toyota has been skeptical of electric cars, the carmaker is expressing optimism about technology that can supplement plugging in: solar. Along with its battery partners NIDO and Sharp, Toyota is experimenting with a new Prius Prime in Japan (called the Prius PHV there), equipped with 860 watts of solar panels on the roof, hood, and rear.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime price marked up as battery supply issue pinches production

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Toyota confirmed Wednesday that “unforeseen battery supply constraints” may keep its RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid in short supply through at least the end of this year.

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