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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced yesterday global sales of the Corolla have reached 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors. Toyota said the 5 percent year-over-year increase confirms the Corolla’s perennial popularity among loyal customers in approximately 150 countries and regions […]

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Toyota announced it will soon introduce vehicles globally with a series of newly-developed, highly efficient gasoline engines that achieve both outstanding thermal efficiency and fuel efficiency improvements of at least 10 percent. Toyota added the new engines leverage combustion and loss-reduction technologies Toyota has refined in its dedicated hybrid engines. Two engines will form the […]

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As part of the HyFive project, five manufacturers have agreed to deploy a total of 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Europe with the goal of developing new clusters of hydrogen refueling stations. Leading motor manufacturers, hydrogen fuel suppliers, the Mayor of London’s Office and energy consultancies from around the globe are signing up, said […]

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Copper is one of the world’s most sought-after metals, widely used in automotive, but a metal with global mineable supply that could be exhausted in around 40 years. Toyota said it has worked with a group of industry partners to define a system to retrieve and recycle copper from vehicle wiring harnesses, helping secure a […]

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Toyota believes a car company be a vehicle for change, a change towards greening cars and electricity production. The company said its Kentucky plant will soon be partially powered by green electricity. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc. has teamed up with Waste Services of the Bluegrass to generate power from local landfill waste, marking the […]

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced consumer trials of the i-Road personal mobility vehicle are starting next week in the Greater Tokyo Area. The limited trials aim to gauge the effectiveness of the electric vehicle in everyday situations in urban areas and will run between March 24 and early June. Toyota said the i-Road offers a novel […]

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Remember Toyota’s unintended acceleration recall nightmare from four years ago? Settling will cost Toyota $1.2 billion. Toyota announced yesterday it reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls […]

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Toyota’s Prius has loomed above the U.S. hybrid sales landscape ever since it and Honda’s Insight ushered in the hybrid era in 2000, but of late, the Prius has been losing some of its lion’s share. Redesigned in 2009, and launched in the U.S. in 2010, for the past few years the third-generation Prius – […]

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Consumer Reports has named Lexus its top-ranked brand for overall reliability and performance while the Prius was named again “Top Pick” in the Green Car category. In the shopping guide’s rankings of the top automotive brands, Lexus’ overall score of 79 out of 100 was the best of the 23 brands based on the average […]

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Toyota is working on its own wireless charging system for the plug-in version of the Prius. The company has announced verification testing is to begin later this month. Toyota explained the new technology allows a vehicle to be charged simply by parking it in alignment with a coil set into the surface of the ground. […]

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