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.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime preview

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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Toyota updates Sora fuel cell bus

Green Car Congress

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

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Toyota boosts warranty on plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and fuel-cell vehicles

Green Car Reports

Toyota announced last week that it will extend its battery warranty on all 2020 model year (and newer) hybrid, plug-in and fuel-cell vehicles to 10 years or 150,000 miles. Through 2019, Toyota covered the first 8 years or 100,000 miles.

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2021 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car revealed in concept form—as a sport sedan!

Green Car Reports

Toyota’s Mirai fuel-cell sedan has been revealed in concept form, ahead of its complete redesign for the 2021 model year. And it finally looks the part.

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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 expands battery supply with CATL deal

Green Car Reports

As it gradually moves to begin selling more plug-in and electric cars, Toyota is widening its net to secure more batteries. The agreement adds to a January deal Toyota signed to buy batteries from Panasonic. Japan's largest automaker signed a deal this week to buy batteries from Chinese suppliers Contemporary Amex Technologies (CATL) and BYD. lithium batteries

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Review: Toyota Aygo

Green Cars News

To the uninitiated, it might be something of a surprise to find that the Toyota Aygo shares most of its mechanical bits with the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108

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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.

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Toyota LQ concept looks far out, teases tech that could arrive soon for Lexus

Green Car Reports

Toyota's LQ concept may be a study in future mobility, but the name may hint at something far more practical from luxury subsidiary Lexus. The LQ concept is the latest iteration of Toyota's Concept-i autonomy showcase, which debuted at CES in 2017.

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2020 Toyota Prius: Up to 56 MPG, now with CarPlay and Alexa for all grades

Green Car Reports

Toyota announced a handful of changes for its bread-and-butter hybrid Thursday, including iPhone integration via Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa-enabled smart features for the first time.

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2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid confirmed for LA auto show debut

Green Car Reports

Toyota has made official a possibility that has been recently suggested by execs as a next step, and all but been confirmed by spy shots: that it will make a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 hybrid, and soon sell that in the U.S.

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Toyota vs. electric cars: Smart strategy, or Innovator’s Dilemma?

Green Car Reports

As we enter 2020, carmaking giant Toyota produces and sells the majority of the world's hybrid cars and SUVs. That may prove to be a problem over the next decade.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Toyota might soon use fuel-cell power to make hybrid and plug-in cars

Green Car Reports

Toyota has announced that it’s using hydrogen fuel-cell stacks developed for its Mirai within a stationary generator system.

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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 unveiles flexible fuel hybrid prototype in Brazil

Green Car Congress

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 investing additional $391M in San Antonio truck assembly plant

Green Car Congress

Toyota is investing an additional $391 million at its San Antonio truck assembly plant. This is Toyota’s third investment at its San Antonio truck plant which assembles the full-size Tundra and mid-size Tacoma pickup trucks; the facility directly employs more than 3,200 team members. The announcement comes as part of a broader commitment from Toyota to invest $13 billion in its US operations over five years through 2021.

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 Mirai gets deepest discount yet—amid hydrogen shortage

Green Car Reports

The two modest fuel-cell models you can currently purchase (versus lease) both carry luxury-vehicle prices: a base $59,430 for the 2019 Toyota Mirai and a base $59,345 for the eco-focused Hyundai Nexo Blue.

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Some 2019-2020 Toyota and Lexus hybrids recalled for brake booster issue

Green Car Reports

Toyota will recall nearly 7,000 vehicles—including many hybrids—for a faulty brake booster that could malfunction and impair those cars' brakes, the automaker announced last month.

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Toyota’s new RAV4 plug-in hybrid SUV offers 39 miles AER, 90 MPGe

Green Car Congress

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota introduced its new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) RAV4 performance model with an estimated 302-horsepower, advanced all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension and exclusive design features. The Toyota RAV4 Prime will come to market in summer 2020.

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Vintage Toyota Land Cruiser going all-electric—with a crate “V-8”

Green Car Reports

Electric GT, of Chatsworth, California, is in the process of doing a “TLC build” electric conversion of a 1970 Toyota FJ40. For many decades, so-called crate engines—most often V-8s—have been the basis for adding more excitement to old cars and trucks.

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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 and BYD join forces for EV development in China

Green Car Reports

Toyota and BYD will partner to develop BEVs for the Chinese market, the two companies announced Thursday. Staffing of the new company's engineering and R&D departments will come from the pool of existing Toyota

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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

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime arrives: 39 miles of electric range, sporty performance from crossover SUV

Green Car Reports

The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid unveiled Tuesday night ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show is both the most-powerful and most-efficient version of the brand's compact crossover.

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Toyota Corolla hybrid will join Prius next year

Green Car Reports

The redesigned 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan will soon spawn a hybrid variant, the first gasoline-electric version of the automaker's popular compact car. Toyota made the announcement Thursday as it unveiled the Corolla sedan at simultaneous events in California and China, underscoring the model's global appeal. Toyota was mum on additional details.

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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.

Commentary: Toyota Corolla Hybrid ad brags about not plugging in

Green Car Reports

In Toyota's latest ad for its new Corolla Hybrid in Britain, it's 2002 all over again. The ad shows the new Corolla Hybrid (in non-U.S.

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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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Brake issue is pausing sales of popular Toyota hybrids overseas, not in US

Green Car Reports

A potential manufacturing fault relating to brake hardware has prompted Toyota to conduct an investigation that reaches around the globe.

2019 91

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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