Toyota may put Mirai hydrogen fuel cell powertrain into a Lexus

December 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Rumormill , Lexus , Toyota , Alternative Fuels , Sedan , Luxury Toyota is rumored to be leveraging the technology from the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle and placing it into a future flagship model of the Lexus LS. The proposed luxury sedan could debut by 2017 with a range possibly just below that of the Mirai and slightly tweaked styling to cool the new components. Continue reading Toyota may put Mirai hydrogen fuel cell powertrain into a Lexus Toyota may put Mirai hydrogen fuel cell powertrain into a Lexus originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota may put Mirai hydrogen fuel cell powertrain into a Lexus

December 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Rumormill , Lexus , Toyota , Alternative Fuels , Sedan , Luxury Toyota is rumored to be leveraging the technology from the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle and placing it into a future flagship model of the Lexus LS. The proposed luxury sedan could debut by 2017 with a range possibly just below that of the Mirai and slightly tweaked styling to cool the new components. Continue reading Toyota may put Mirai hydrogen fuel cell powertrain into a Lexus Toyota may put Mirai hydrogen fuel cell powertrain into a Lexus originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Cleanliness of Toyota Mirai fuel cell exhaust depends on air quality

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Filed under: Green , Toyota , Hydrogen 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. Cleanliness of Toyota Mirai fuel cell exhaust depends on air quality originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota has 200 orders for 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car

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Filed under: Green , Toyota , Japan , Manufacturing/Plants , Hydrogen 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 hydrogen car – and in about the same small numbers. Continue reading Toyota has 200 orders for 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car Toyota has 200 orders for 2016 Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

US Congress lets $8,000 hydrogen vehicle tax credit expire

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Honda , Hyundai , Toyota , Alternative Fuels , Hydrogen The $8,000 US federal tax credit for hydrogen vehicles will expire at the end of 2014, but don’t count this thing down and out quite yet. Some credits that expired a year ago were just renewed by the slow-moving 113th Congress. Continue reading US Congress lets $8,000 hydrogen vehicle tax credit expire US Congress lets $8,000 hydrogen vehicle tax credit expire originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Recharge Wrap-up: Japan’s new hydrogen rules could help Toyota, New Delhi pollution worse than thought

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Tesla , Toyota , Electric , Hydrogen 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 fast-charging stations along popular routes in Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Holland. Of those, Fastned will build 94 stations in Germany and Holland. Read more in the press release below . Recharge Wrap-up: Japan’s new hydrogen rules could help Toyota, New Delhi pollution worse than thought originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota spending $168 million to make more Mirai fuel cell vehicles

December 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Toyota , Manufacturing/Plants , Hydrogen 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 will be built from 700 in the first year (2015) to around 2,000 after that. Continue reading Toyota spending $168 million to make more Mirai fuel cell vehicles Toyota spending $168 million to make more Mirai fuel cell vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Recharge Wrap-up: Qualcomm invests in Chargemaster, gamers will appreciate these Toyota Prius C ads

December 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Toyota , Emerging Technologies , Electric , Hybrid 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 currently undisclosed amount), “we are taking another step towards deployment of a convenient and easy to use WEVC network.” The convenience of wireless charging not only makes life easier for current EV drivers, but could also help convince more people to make the switch to electric driving. Read more at EV Fleet World or at Hybrid Cars . Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Qualcomm invests in Chargemaster, gamers will appreciate these Toyota Prius C ads Recharge Wrap-up: Qualcomm invests in Chargemaster, gamers will appreciate these Toyota Prius C ads originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:55:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Recharge Wrap-up: First EV to attempt Dakar Rally, Mazda makes bioplastic parts

December 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Videos , Mazda , Toyota , Green Automakers , Electric , Racing 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,” including private citizens as well as groups who would use the EVs for security guard service or campus use. Read more in the press release below . Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: First EV to attempt Dakar Rally, Mazda makes bioplastic parts Recharge Wrap-up: First EV to attempt Dakar Rally, Mazda makes bioplastic parts originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Recharge Wrap-up: Honda FCV Concept comes to Detroit, Toyota seeks young green energy fellows

December 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Detroit Auto Show , Honda , Mercedes-Benz , Toyota , Electric , Hydrogen Honda will bring its FCV Concept to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The hydrogen-powered concept made its Japanese debut in November, and will now make its way to North America for the first time. The FCV concept improves upon the design of the FCX Clarity with a more striking appearance and roomier interior. Its smaller powertrain packaging means more space for people, and the FCV Concept seats five passengers. Honda also expects the next-generation fuel-cell car, which is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in March 2016, to cost less and have a range of over 300 miles. Read more in the press release below . Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Honda FCV Concept comes to Detroit, Toyota seeks young green energy fellows Recharge Wrap-up: Honda FCV Concept comes to Detroit, Toyota seeks young green energy fellows originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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