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Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials

Toyota i-Road Electric City Car Undergoes French Car-Share Trials

Toyota might not be convinced by battery electric vehicles but that hasn't stopped the company testing its i-Road urban electric vehicle. Its latest round of testing takes place in Europe, where a fleet of 70 i-Road and Coms personal mobility vehicles are being deployed throughout the French city... read more

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2014 Nissan Leaf

Hybrid & Hydrogen, Or Electric? Toyota, Nissan Battle Over Future Green-Car Tech

Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan have always done things a little differently. But when it comes to company strategies for meeting future transportation needs, each... read more June 23, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Aygo minicar European drive

Toyota Aygo Minicar Driven: Much-Improved Scion iQ Alternative U.S. Won't Get

The Scion iQ has not been a success story for Toyota's youth-orientated brand. In 2013, just 4,406 iQs found homes in the U.S. That's half as many as were sold in 2012... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
Toyota solid-state battery prototype

Toyota Researches Solid-State Batteries As Mid-Term Option To Lithium-Air

Lithium-air batteries, with high energy density, low weight and useful stability, are a major candidate for future electric car batteries. However, commercialization may not... read more June 19, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV hydrogen fuel cell vehicle prototype during hot-weather endurance testing in N America

Toyota To Start Fuel Cell Vehicle Production In December

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will go into production ahead of schedule, with production planned for mid-December 2014. Sales will also begin "by the end of the year"... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Japan's Automakers & Government Move To Dominate Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Battery-electric, or fuel-cell? Japanese automakers are divided on the subject--Nissan and Mitsubishi brought electric cars to the market early, but Toyota and Honda have... read more June 2, 2014 by 


 
Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

Japanese Electric-Car Makers Set Up Single Charging Network; Could It Ever Happen In U.S.?

One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
Toyota tests new semiconductor technology

Toyota Improves Semiconductor Tech In Hybrids, 10 Percent MPG Gains

Toyota has revealed it's developing a new design of semiconductor that could improve the fuel efficiency of its hybrid vehicles by up to ten percent. Developed with in-house... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Tesla Deal To Supply Toyota RAV4 EV Powertrain To End This Year

Several news reports over the weekend noted that Tesla's contract to supply Toyota with electric powertrains for its RAV4 EV crossover would end next year. In the words of... read more May 12, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Central R&D Labs' Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG)

Toyota Describes Combustion Engine That Generates Electricity Directly

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Toyota's Texas Move: Prius Maker Lands In Highest-Carbon State (Updated)

Toyota announced yesterday that it would relocate the headquarters of its U.S. arm from Torrance, California, to Plano, Texas. Left unaddressed in the announcement was the... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

In Effort To Sell RAV4 Electric SUVs, Toyota Puts 'Cash On Hood'

The all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV, even with its Tesla-designed powertrain, isn't exactly flying out of dealerships. While it's a low-volume compliance car sold to meet... read more April 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Camry, 2014 New York Auto Show

2015 Toyota Camry: New York Auto Show Live Photos

Toyota's Camry is a classic case of where improving something just a little can make a disporportionately large difference. As America's best-selling passenger car, one with... read more April 17, 2014 by 


 
Toyota 1.3-liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine

Toyota Gasoline Engine Achieves Thermal Efficiency Of 38 Percent

Most internal combustion engines are incredibly inefficient at turning fuel burned into usable energy. The efficiency by which they do so is measured in terms of "thermal... read more April 14, 2014 by 


 
Toyota powers Kentucky plant using landfill gas

Landfill Power For Toyota Plant Cuts Carbon Emissions 90 Percent

Several automakers have realized that being truly green involves much more than just building cars that don't use much fuel. The latest is Toyota, which is simultaneously... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
Toyota i-Road concept car

Toyota i-Road Trials Start In Tokyo: Another Electric Not-Quite-Car

Toyota is to start real-world consumer trials of its unique i-Road urban electric vehicle in its native Japan. Like its European equivalent, Renault's Twizy, the i-Road aims... read more March 27, 2014 by 


 

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