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    Video: New Toyota Mirai videos continue questionable hydrogen claims
    Ad Says H2 Car Has 'Smaller Carbon Footprint' Than EVs 1418860800

    "Toyota engineers were simultaneously working on a brand new technology that met all the driver's needs with an even smaller carbon footprint." Toyota has released a number of new promotional videos for the hydrogen-powered 2016 Mirai. Most are exactly what you'd expect: pretty, full of ...

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    Report: Toyota says C-HR Concept is more of a Prius preview than we thought
    Angular, Aggressive Design Could Arrive On Fourth-Gen Hybrid 1418835540

    When the designers thought they were just about finished with the new look of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid, higher-ups did not like what they saw and sent those designers back to the proverbial drawing board to come up with something a little spicier. Duly inspired, the designers ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: First EV to attempt Dakar Rally, Mazda makes bioplastic parts
    Toyota Uses Landfill Gas To Make Cars; Zap And Jonway At Peru Auto Show; California Still Leads In EVs 1418338980

    Zap and Jonway Auto brought their Urbee EV and their new Falcon A-380 SUV to the Peru Motor Show in Lima. Jonway sells its SUV and minivan in Lima through Dai-Ichi Motors, which displayed the cars at the show. According to the companies, their cars "received tremendous interest from the public," ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Qualcomm invests in Chargemaster, gamers will appreciate these Toyota Prius C ads
    $947M In Level 2 Charger Sales Expected In US By 2020 1418252100

    Chargemaster has received an investment from Qualcomm for wireless charging in the UK. Of the 27,000 charging stations it has already installed, 10,000 are ready to be adapted for inductive charging, according to Chargemaster. Dr. Anthony Thomson of Qualcomm says that with this investment (of a ...

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    Report: Toyota spending $168 million to make more Mirai fuel cell vehicles
    Overall Sales Predictions Are Still Small 1418149800

    The last semi-official number we had for pre-orders for the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle was around 200. But demand is strong enough that Toyota is saying that it will spend 20 billion yen ($168 million US) to expand annual production capacity at the "secretive workshop" where the Mirai ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Japan's new hydrogen rules could help Toyota, New Delhi pollution worse than thought
    Fastned To Build Fast-Charging Corridors In Germany 1417525140

    The European Union is funding Fastned EV fast-charging corridors in Germany. The EU has set aside 2 million euros as part of its Trans-European Transport Networks program for Fastned to build the charging stations along major highways in Germany. The EU plans to help fund a network of 155 ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Honda Grace hybrid goes on sale in Japan, Daimler spends 100M euros on batteries
    Honda Fires Up Brazil Wind Farm; Toyota hybrids win two WEC championships; Mercedes S-500 Plug-In Hybrid Gets Environmental Certification; Groups Call For 48-Volt Standard 1417476480

    The Mercedes-Benz S-500 Plug-In Hybrid has earned an Environmental Certificate from the TÜV Süd technical inspection authority. The award is based on a lifecycle assessment of the vehicle. This includes the ability to reduce CO2 emissions by 43 percent through charging, and by 56 ...

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    Report: Toyota has 200 orders for 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car
    Production Starts In December At Same Secret Workshop That Made Lexus LFA 1417449420

    Toyota built 500 Lexus LFA supercars between 2010 and 2012 in what Automotive News has called a "secretive workshop." The automaker has been wondering what to do with that production line since the last LFA rolled off in December 2012 and, like so much else for Toyota these days, the answer is a ...

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    Report: Cleanliness of Toyota Mirai fuel cell exhaust depends on air quality
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    Is the water vapor coming out of Toyota's first production fuel-cell vehicle drinkable? If you're driving through the Sierra Nevadas? Probably. Cruising through Beijing? Not so much. Toyota executive Seiji Mizuno discussed whether the water vapor emitted from the Toyota Mirai is safe enough to ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Couple wins Toyota Mirai; Tesla Gigafactory wages reported
    National Biodiesel Board Elects Leadership; DOE Reports Progress In Hydrogen Production 1416661200

    A couple who won a Toyota Mirai at the Los Angeles Auto Show are among the first people to own the new fuel-cell sedan. Marianne Ellis bought the winning ticket - auctioned off by the Environmental Media Association to fund environmental programs - as a possible 30th anniversary gift for her ...

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    2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle likely to get 60 MPGe
    Five Kg Of Hydrogen And 300-Mile Range Leads To Simple Outcome, We Think 1416327900

    Toyota isn't talking about the Mirai's fuel economy just yet, but that doesn't mean we can't make an educated guess. And we do so by looking at the competition and knowing that the DOE says that "One kg of hydrogen is roughly equivalent to one gallon of gasoline." For now, the Mirai's H2 ...

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    Official: Toyota expanding Aichi's test EV infrastructure in Japan
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    OK, now we're really confused. In the US, Toyota has been telling anyone who cares to listen that the future of advanced-powertrain technology is hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, not electric ones. In China, a Toyota joint venture is looking at EVs. Over in Japan? They've just decided to pony up a ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Toyota FCV Rally Car To Compete, Barra bullish on Chevy Volt
    18 Percent Of US Drivers Have Used Carsharing; Ethanol Producers Complain Of Slow Rail Shipping 1414764240

    The Toyota FCV will compete in the last stage of the 2014 Japanese Rally Championship. The sport-tuned hydrogen-powered car will tackle the 177-mile Shinshiro Rally on November 1 and 2, emitting no greenhouse gases in the process. The rally course will help prove the safety of the vehicle before ...

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    Report: Toyota says no one wants a Toyota electric car
    Say What? 1414511520

    It's no secret that Toyota doesn't really have a heart in pushing pure electric vehicles. The very limited Scion iQ EV project was killed before it went very far and the RAV4 EV project with Tesla was always only meant to produce just 2,600 units, but it didn't even get that far. In short, by all ...

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    Official: Toyota JV will sell Leahead EVs in China next year
    Will Young, Hip Buyers Come Knocking? 1414079520

    You may have read that Toyota is about to establish a new electric vehicle sub-brand in China called Leahead that will focus on "cheap electric cars aimed at young and hip car buyers in China." This isn't 100 percent true, but the Japanese automaker is revving its electric motors for EVs in ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Toyota FCV ready for production, Nissan tests Leaf-to-Home energy management
    Honda Scores Perfect Climate Disclosure Score; Stanford Creates Overheating Warning For Batteries 1413546900

    Toyota will begin selling its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) in Japan in December. The US and Europe can expect to see the car become available next summer. The FCV, which will likely be called "Mirai" (meaning "future") in Japan, is ready for production ahead of its initial deadline at the end ...

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    Official: Toyota giving away its first hydrogen car in US
    Raffle Tickets Available Through Bidding For Good 1412856000

    California isn't Nevada, but Golden State residents are nonetheless being given a chance to make a small bet on what may be a large prize, courtesy of Toyota. The Japanese automaker will start selling its first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles on the West Coast late next year, and before that, Toyota ...

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    Official: Toyota has now sold over 7 million hybrids
    Overall Sales Impressive, Despite Recent US Slowdown 1412682960

    You take your victories where you can. In Toyota's case, that means disclosing the cumulative total of hybrid sales since the first Prius was sold in Japan in 1997. And that number is impressive. During its monthly conference call discussing sales, Toyota representatives noted that the automaker ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: LA Auto Show may feature updated Cadillac ELR, Uber expands Chicago HQ
    Kentucky Man Builds Electric 1939 Dodge; Elon Musk Will Speak At Automotive News World Congress; Toyota Rav4 EV Production Ends 1412107200

    A Kentucky man has converted his 1939 Dodge pickup to an electric vehicle. Al Gajda of Lexington built the electric truck, which he now uses as his daily driver. "I take advantage of any excuse to drive it; just banging around town, errands, short runs on the interstate, delivering my ...

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    Official: Toyota's HaMo urban mobility carsharing program comes to France
    Grenoble Gets Upgrade To Cite Lib 1411395600

    We're guessing no one's nuts enough to try to take one of Toyota's three-wheeled leaning electric i-Road vehicles up into the French Alps. Still, the town of Grenoble, France, which sits at the foot of the mountains, has received 35 of those vehicles as part of a carsharing pilot program. ...

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