Toyota throwing water on fast-charging EVs

Toyota throwing water on fast-charging EVs

April 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Toyota , Japan , Emerging Technologies , Technology , Hydrogen The chief engineer of the Toyota Mirai doesn’t think that there’s a future in fast-charging EVs because they put too much strain on the electrical grid and have a short range. Unsurprisingly, he thinks the future is in hydrogen. Continue reading Toyota throwing water on fast-charging EVs Toyota throwing water on fast-charging EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Making Ever-better Cars: A Progress Report

Making Ever-better Cars: A Progress Report

March 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Toyota City, Japan, March 26, 2015– In the four years since announcing its new Global Vision, Toyota has made significant progress toward achieving sustainable growth by making ever-better cars. This has required a new approach to manufacturing automobiles, with the core aims being greatly improved product development and more competitive production sites. This work is based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) and is supported by the cultivation of a skilled and capable workforce.

Toyota wants half its vehicles in Japan to be hybrids

Toyota wants half its vehicles in Japan to be hybrids

March 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota , Japan , Hybrid Toyota is boosting production of hybrids in Japan by 30 percent compared to 2014 levels, and the company wants half of its sales there to be electrically assisted models as soon as next year. Continue reading Toyota wants half its vehicles in Japan to be hybrids Toyota wants half its vehicles in Japan to be hybrids originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Robot Astronaut Kirobo Awarded Two Guinness World Records™ Titles

Robot Astronaut Kirobo Awarded Two Guinness World Records™ Titles

March 27, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Two Guinness World Records titles have been awarded to Kirobo, the robot astronaut developed as part of a joint research project between Dentsu Inc., the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Robo Garage Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Toyota inks deal as global Olympic sponsor

Toyota inks deal as global Olympic sponsor

March 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Etc. , Green , Marketing/Advertising , Toyota Toyota has inked a multi-year deal as a top sponsor of the Olympic Games, starting in 2016 in Japan and 2017 globally. Continue reading Toyota inks deal as global Olympic sponsor Toyota inks deal as global Olympic sponsor originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota Becomes IOC TOP Partner

Toyota Becomes IOC TOP Partner

March 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2015 — Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced it has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to become part of The Olympic Partner (TOP) program.

West Coast labor dispute hampers Japanese automakers’ US plants

West Coast labor dispute hampers Japanese automakers’ US plants

February 18, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Earnings/Financials , Plants/Manufacturing , UAW/Unions , Honda , Nissan , Subaru , Toyota , Japan , United States The West Coast labor dispute between the dockworkers union and port owners is continuing to affect Japanese automakers with factories in the United States. Subaru, Honda, Toyota and Nissan are all airlifting some parts into the country to avoid shortages. Continue reading West Coast labor dispute hampers Japanese automakers’ US plants West Coast labor dispute hampers Japanese automakers’ US plants originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to Jointly Support Hydrogen Station Infrastructure Development

Toyota, Nissan and Honda to Jointly Support Hydrogen Station Infrastructure Development

February 15, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

TOKYO, Japan, Feb. 12, 2015 — Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have agreed to work together to help accelerate the development of hydrogen station infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Specific measures to be undertaken by the three manufacturers will be determined at a later date.

Toyota, Nissan, Honda will work together on hydrogen filling stations

Toyota, Nissan, Honda will work together on hydrogen filling stations

February 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Honda , Nissan , Toyota , Japan , Hydrogen Toyota, Nissan and Honda will collaborate to accelerate growth of hydrogen infrastructure to help push fuel-cell vehicles. Continue reading Toyota, Nissan, Honda will work together on hydrogen filling stations Toyota, Nissan, Honda will work together on hydrogen filling stations originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Toyota updates 86 in Japan with this weird special edition

Toyota updates 86 in Japan with this weird special edition

February 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Subaru , Toyota , Japan , Coupe , Performance If you like the Scion FR-S but aren’t a fan of its aggressively styled front end, you’d apparently be in good company in Japan, where Toyota is offering this re-snouted 86 Style Cb edition. Continue reading Toyota updates 86 in Japan with this weird special edition Toyota updates 86 in Japan with this weird special edition originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

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