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    First Drive: 2015 Toyota fuel cell hydrogen vehicle prototype
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    Satoshi Ogiso, dubbed "the grandfather of the Prius," said in a recent interview in Tokyo, "Earlier would have been better, but it's taken a long time to get to this point." The point Ogiso was talking about was the arrival of representative prototypes of Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the ...

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    Official: Eva electric taxi concept geared for tropical cities, cools your head
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    What's the secret to long-range urban electric driving in the tropics? Individualized overhead air-conditioning units, apparently. Tum Create, a collaboration between two engineering schools, Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in ...

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    Two Wheels: Yamaha PES1 is a stunner on stage and track [w/video]
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    There's a lot to like about the Yamaha PES1 on display at the Tokyo Motor Show. Light and lithe, the electric motorcycle concept is a fine blade with which to slice through city traffic. It sits you upright, giving you a commanding view of the field of battle, but also allows you to easily tuck ...

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    Report: On eve of hydrogen-friendly LA Auto Show, Ghosn says infrastructure not ready by 2015
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    The long-running joke is that, "hydrogen is the fuel of the future, and it always will be." But at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show this week, Honda and Toyota are both showing off H2-powered concept vehicles that foreshadow production models coming around 2015. Toyota has the FCV ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi EMIRAI 2 EV concept coming to Tokyo
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    Mitsubishi Electric will bring its futuristic electric concept vehicle a little closer to the present with an updated version of its for-show-only EMIRAI model at the Tokyo Motor Show starting later this month, Electric Vehicle News says. On tap for the EMIRAI 2 are traction and acceleration ...

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    Official: Honda works updated Micro Commuter, FCX Clarity into 'Smart Mobility' exhibit
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    Honda plans to show how its super-small electric vehicle prototype fits into the bigger picture. The Japanese automaker is collaborating with electronics giant Toshiba and home-builder Sekisui House in their Smart Mobility City joint exhibit at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show starting later this month. ...

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    Official: Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) Concept ready for Tokyo, maybe not 2015
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    Toyota has been teasing its upcoming hydrogen fuel cell sedan – due in 2015, maybe, see below – for years. The information we've heard is that the car will have a 300-mile range and cost between $50,000 and $100,000, but the one thing we haven't had is a glimpse of what it will look ...

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    Two Wheels: Suzuki EXTRIGGER concept makes a monkey of electric motorcycles
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    Small is big, monkey bikes are the new black. After years of being relegated to cob-webbed tales told by speckled-bearded men that begin with "Back when we was kids..." (and typically involving a Honda Z50 soaring skyward to miraculous heights), the petite low-power/high-fun concept is making a ...

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    Tokyo: Honda E-Canopy is mobility minded trike
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    Honda may be looking to take on the Hoveround in the competitive personal mobility segment. The company unveiled its E-Canopy three-wheeled scooter at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. Honda envisions the all-electric trike primarily for personal use, though the large optional trunk may also make the ...

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    Tokyo: Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV II is the 2013 Outlander in mild disguise
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    If Mitsubishi is serious about its electrification efforts, it has to offer more than the pint-sized all-electric i in the States. That's where the Concept PX-MiEV II comes in. What you're looking at is the plug-in hybrid version of the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander, something Mitsubishi confirms is ...

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    Tokyo: Suzuki debuts range-extended Swift EV Hybrid
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    Suzuki hit the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show with a small flotilla of green-minded vehicles, including the Swift EV Hybrid. According to the company, most Swift buyers travel between 12 and 18 miles per day, so engineers designed this range-extended EV to cover that distance on pure electric power. A ...

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    Tokyo: Toyota Aqua concepts hint to a Prius C of possibilities
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    Toyota unveiled a handful of production and concept Aqua models at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. As you may recall, the Aqua will serve as the Prius C here in the United States when it lands at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2012. The Yaris-sized hatchback will come equipped with a 1.5-liter ...

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    Tokyo: Suzuki Q Concept is long on cute, short on range
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    If this year's Tokyo Motor Show is going to live up to its reputation for wacky, it's because of the Suzuki Q Concept. Looking like an oversized portable CD player rolling around on two sets of Apple earbuds, the electric Q is nothing if not cute. It's also different, with seating that's ...

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    Tokyo: MR2 lives on with Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II
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    With everyone predictably swarming over the Toyobaru Twins here at the Tokyo Motor Show, one bit of performance geekery has been largely overlooked. Toyota brought out the second iteration of its MR-S/MR2-based GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept, with an all-new look, more carbon fiber and a reworked ...

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    Tokyo: BMW ActiveHybrid 5 might be the ultimate modesty machine
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    BMW let loose the details on its ActiveHybrid 5 two months ago and little's been mentioned of it since. If you had seen the liquid blue sedan tucked anonymously into the BMW stand at the Tokyo Motor Show, you might wonder if it's ever going to engage in a public display of affection. The ...

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    Tokyo: Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept looks slick, is not a coupe
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    Let's get one thing straight: This is not a coupe. Not even close. But ever since BMW kicked off the bastardization of the word 'coupe' with its X6 crossover, automakers seem to think that any vehicle with a sloped roofline can be classified by this word that has always been – and should ...

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    Tokyo: EV-STER rear-wheel drive electric sports car looks to recapture Honda's sporting spirit
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    Honda has whipped the sheets off of its EV-STER, a rear-wheel drive electric roadster not dissimilar in size and scope to the late, lamented Beat kei car. If you're looking for a successor to Honda's S2000 or a Mazda MX-5 Miata rival, this isn't it – the EV-STER is significantly smaller ...

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    Tokyo: Honda AC-X Concept PHEV is ready to move you
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    Honda is bringing a whole range of transportation solutions to the Tokyo Motor Show, from this plug-in hybrid sedan concept to folding scooters and pod cars. Dubbed AC-X for Advanced Cruiser eXperience, this streamlined sedan draws heavily from the FCX Clarity fuel cell sedan's aesthetics, ...

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    Nissan fuel cell vehicle on track for 2015
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    With over 20,000 Leafs running around the planet, Nissan is looking to introduce yet another alt-powered vehicle to the world, and judging by its recent work with fuel cells, a hydrogen-powered vehicle could be here in four year's time. Today in Japan, Nissan showed off its next-generation fuel ...

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    Exclusive: Nissan sells 20,000 Leafs worldwide, 10,000 in U.S. by end of the year
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    It was just a few months ago that Nissan announced it had sold over 10,000 all-electric Leaf electric cars around the world. Speaking before the start of the Tokyo Motor Show today, company officials confirmed to Autoblog that the automaker has sold over 20,000 Leafs since the electric car went ...

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