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It’s that time of the year again – that’s right, the New York International Auto Show is upon us and blooming with spring are 17 world vehicle debuts including at least 10 with a focus on efficiency. Press days begin April 1, and no fooling, we’ll have more on each, but here in descending order […]

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Toyota is working on making every single one of its vehicles better and more fuel-efficient. This development work is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), described by the company as a new approach to manufacturing automobiles, with the core aims being greatly improved product development and more competitive production sites. SEE ALSO: Toyota […]

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Somewhere along the timeline in Toyota’s decade-plus-plan to proliferate fuel cell vehicles, the automaker wishes to slash their price premium to that of a diesel car. Along with a present lack of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, fuel cell vehicles had been criticized for years as nigh to vaporware due to prohibitive production costs. The Mirai is […]

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Toyota is celebrating the 500,000th Corolla coming off the line at the Blue Springs, Mississippi, production facility. The production accomplishment was achieved faster than any other Toyota plant in the U.S.; the plant opened in 2011. “The 500,000th Corolla vehicle is a milestone we’re excited to be celebrating,” said Fred Volf, Toyota Mississippi, vice president […]

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Toyota’s hybrid vehicle battery life tends to be a lengthy one and the automaker is stepping up its efforts to recycle them. The hybrid batteries used in Toyota and Lexus models can last longer the vehicles themselves, so often they are only recovered when the cars reach the end of their useful life, or if […]

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Toyota launched in Japan a program to test silicon carbide power semiconductors in hybrid vehicles. Using a Camry hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation said the tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which it believes could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles […]

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The Co-wheels car club chose Toyota hybrids and city cars to fill its needs of 80 new vehicles for its fleet. The business operates on-street car sharing and rental in more than 40 UK locations and provides fleet management services for numerous organizations. The company evaluates it is now time to invest in more vehicles […]

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Toyota is getting ready to unveil next week the RND Concept, a production ready concept car that, in the company’s words, “will make a valuable contribution to the world we live in.” In doing so, Toyota is breaking with automotive industry convention by revealing a new product outside the familiar surroundings of an international auto […]

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As contradictory as it may seem, the low fuel prices we are seeing are your best friend if you want to buy a hybrid or EV these days. Ford’s Focus Electric hatchback, which sells at an average of 16 percent off MSRP, tops January’s list of best savings on new vehicles, according to TrueCar, Inc. […]

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Seven of the 29 hybrid vehicles offered in Canada promise lower cost of ownership than their conventionally-powered equivalent. This info came yesterday when automotive cost-of-ownership data research firm Vincentric released its Canadian Hybrid Analysis. In it, seven of 29 hybrid vehicles analyzed were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their closest all-gasoline counterparts. […]

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