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    Official: Toyota fires bullets into hydrogen fuel tanks, shoots down EV supporters
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    Many gearheads will remember that the 1970s-era Dodge Dart's claim to fame was that its motor was so durable (though not necessarily powerful) that one could shoot bullets into the engine block. Decades later, Toyota has taken a page out of that testing process. "Personally, I don't care what ...

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    Official: 2014 Toyota Prius crash test rating drops to four stars
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    If nothing has changed, then how come something changed? That's the question behind the recent drop from five to four stars in the crash test rating for the Toyota Prius. As you can see on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, the 2014 Prius gets four stars overall ...

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    Official: Toyota sold a million hybrids in last nine months, 6M since 1997
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    Toyota's first hybrid model – the Prius – went on sale in 1997 in Japan. It took 14 years for the company to see a cumulative total of three million hybrids (a mark reached in March 2011). Today, Toyota announced that its global sales figures of all of its gas-electric models (and ...

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    Report: In Jamaica, it's not easy to sell or buy hybrid cars
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    Jamaica's mellow reputation and Rasta vibe contributes to an international reputation of an island nation that moves at a leisurely pace. And the term "leisurely" certainly applies to the rate of sales of hybrids there. And we thought Mitsubishi i sales in the US have been slow. The ...

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    Exclusive: Toyota FT-1 hints at Supra, more aggressive hybrids
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    Toyota showed off the new FT-1 performance concept at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show today, and the obvious story angle is that this is the new Supra. That's enough weight for most concept cars to carry, but then we thought about it a bit more - FT-1 stands for "Future Toyota 1," after all - and ...

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    Report: Lost power in a winter storm? Just hook up a Toyota Prius like this guy did
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    The Toyota Prius' battery pack just got something like a five-star rating from a truly seasoned professional – a 50-year aircraft technician. Bob Osemlak, who'd served more than three of those five decades with the Canadian Air Force, brought electricity back to his home in December during ...

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    Official: Toyota hydrogen vehicle visits CES, on sale in US in 2015
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    If there was ever any doubt that Toyota loves hydrogen vehicles, just listen to some of what Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, said today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas: "Fuel cell electric vehicles will be in our ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius gets higher clearance, better suspension in Pakistan
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    It's been 16 years since the Toyota Prius launched in Japan. Finally, the world's most popular hybrid is becoming the first hybrid car to show up in Pakistan. This version of the Prius has been customized by Indus Motor Company (IMC) in order to deal with, well, let's just say some challenging ...

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    Report: Toyota says hybrids paving road to higher profits in Europe
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    Just like Toyota has taken the dominant hybrid-producer position in the US, the Japanese automaker says greener vehicles mean more green in Europe and Russia. Specifically, Toyota Motor Europe executive Didier Leroy told Bloomberg News that increased sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrids are boosting ...

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    Official: Toyota bringing hydrogen fuel-cell concept, test mule to CES in January
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    Jackpot! Las Vegas will appropriately be the site of a little showtime on the part of Toyota and its hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle development efforts. The Japanese automaker will use the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Sin City to showcase both the FCV concept vehicle (in its first North ...

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    Report: Toyota wants to sell 5k-10k fuel cell vehicles a year, to start
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    Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) powered by hydrogen were taken more seriously at the LA Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show last month than ever before, but their presence in the market is still shrouded in fog. Soichiro Okudaira, chief officer of research and development at Toyota, is confident ...

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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: Toyota will license WiTricity wireless charging tech for upcoming EVs
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    Wireless charging looks promising for widespread use in electric vehicles, but it's certainly taking it's sweet time to show up. Toyota has made a licensing agreement that could move it all forward. WiTricity, a wireless power transfer company, has impressed Toyota enough that the global ...

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    Rumormill: Toyota's production fuel cell vehicle to wear Prius badge? [w/poll]
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    Like the very slow drip of water coming from the tailpipe of a hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle, information about the first production fuel-cell model from Toyota – slated for 2015 – is coming rather deliberately. The latest is that Toyota might use the Prius badge for the ...

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    Exclusive: Why Toyota constantly improving the Prius' fuel economy is something of a fool's errand
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    Toyota has a great marketing line when it comes to the power of hybrids: "Toyota estimates its hybrids have saved their owners more than 3 billion gallons of gasoline worldwide compared to gasoline-only powered vehicles." We're not going to quibble with that number – it is impressive ...

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    Quick Spin: Toyota Estima Hybrid Minivan
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    You know how they say someone should make a hybrid minivan? Well someone does and it's Toyota and the product in question is called the Estima. In fact, Toyota has been selling the gas-electric people mover in Japan for over a decade, putting the world's first hybrid minivan on sale in 2001. The ...

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    Official: Toyota ready to expand number of EV chargers in Japan
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    Toyota is looking to more than double the size of the charging-station program it launched in Japan's Aichi Prefecture last year. And, at about a buck a charge, plug-in vehicle owners will likely to be more than happy to be the guinea pigs. Toyota originally launched a program involving the ...

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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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    First Drive: Testing Toyota's three-wheel, leaning i-Road trike in Japan
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    Since 2003, Toyota has been rolling out new personal mobility concept vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show. The first was simply called the PM – for Personal Mobility – in 2003. After that came the i-Unit in 2005, the i-Swing in 2005 and again in 2007, along with two takes on the i-Real ...

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    Exclusive: A visit to Toyota Ecoful Town, Japan's leader in green living
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    A visit to Ecoful Town in Toyota City, Japan is misleading; checking out the exhibits on the three-acre parcel in the center of Aichi Prefecture makes one think he's learning what kinds of lives homeowners and citizens might experience in some future city not that different from our own. But ...

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