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    Official: Toyota takes i-Road tests to the streets of Tokyo
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    OK, here's where we think those road tests will start to get a little scary. Those super-narrow all-electric three-wheeled Toyota i-Road vehicles may have looked great sashaying through the towns of the French Riviera. But now? They're being tested in Tokyo. Hoo boy. The Japanese automaker says ...

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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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    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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    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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    Official: Prius C revealed among Toyota lineup for Tokyo Motor Show [w/video]
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    We've heard the argument before: Why get a big hybrid when a small hatchback can, in real-world conditions, post similar fuel economy figures. And to them, Toyota answers with the new Prius C. Smaller than the existing Prius, the Prius C will launch at the rapidly approaching Tokyo Motor Show ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi rolls out new Mirage alongside Concept PX-MiEV II for Tokyo
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    With the Tokyo Motor Show coming up around the bend, Japan's automakers are preparing to roll out their best. And Mitsubishi isn't about to sit idly by. The Tri-Diamond automaker has two major world debuts planned for its home-market expo: one production vehicle and one concept. The former sees ...

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    Tokyo welcomes Tesla to Asia
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    Tesla expanded its dealership roster with the opening of its Tokyo showroom on Monday, the automaker's first Asian store. Japan is not entirely new territory to Tesla, since it has close ties to two major Japanese corporations. Toyota recently invested $50 million in the American company's stock ...

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    Mitsubishi, Tokyo Institute of Tech developing system to use nighttime wind power
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    When we heard that Mitsubishi and the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIoT) were working on a way to use power generated while a windmill spins at night, it got us thinking. What's so special about wind power produced overnight? As it turns out, power companies usually only buy energy that wind ...

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    First look at the KTM Freeride: Electric motorcycle photos leak from Germany
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    KTM Freeride electric motorcycle concept – Click above for image gallery
    We first brought you news of KTM's planned debut of two new electric motorcycle only days ago. It appeared as if the world would have to wait for the Tokyo Motorcycle Show and the official March 26th release date to ...

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    Tajima shows off EV Mini Sport, a really expensive single-seat electric vehicle
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    The price tag for the new EV Mini Sport single-seat electric vehicle from Tajima Motor Corp. reads ¥2,079,000 (that's about $23,024 U.S. at today's exchange rate). This isn't totally crazy for an electric vehicle, because we all know that advanced light and powerful batteries are pricey. ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Yamaha EC-f channels Xbox, blurs definitions
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    Yamaha EC-f - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's certainly not a motorcycle, and we'd have a tough time convincing ourselves that it's a scooter, too. Regardless, we think the Yamaha EC-f, which is currently on display at the Tokyo Motor Show, sports a distinctive look and plenty of cool ...

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