A plug-in Prius that can average over 125 miles to the gallon has been unveiled by the Lithium Technology Corporation. This has been made possible by the companies new lithium iron phosphate cells, the largest available on the market today, coupled with
Toyota has brought what it claims – with some justification, if it works –the ultimate eco-car a step closer to reality. The fuel cell hybrid vehicle (FCHV) was seen by Treehuggers last year following our report on testing of the vehicle in
A report just released by the Union of Concerned Scientists gives Honda and Toyota the thumbs up in the who-is-the-greenest-auto-maker-of-them-all sweepstakes, while ranking Daimler Chrysler bottom of the league.
Toyota's Masatami Takimoto has said that the company has seen some success in reducing the cost of the electrical components used in it's hybrid powertrains. Toyota ultimately aim to sell one million hybrids a year, and Takimoto claims that by the
Behind designer Marcel Wanders' limited edition cover of May's Wallpaper* magazine, there's an interesting array of TreeHugger-friendly coverage, starting with a closer look at the virtual Eco Edit design exhibition from Editor-in-Chief Jeremy
Automakers have been showing off their hybrids to trumpet their environmental commitment. But not all hybrids are created equal. Hybrid technology, as used in such models as the Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, and Ford Escape Hybrid,
When we last wrote about the Toyota Tundra in these pages, readers said that there was a role for big pickups on farms and in industry, and that Toyota wasn't going to leave that market to GM and Ford. Thus they developed the Tundra, which is bigger
March 2007 was the best month ever for Toyota's hybrid cars (the Prius and Camry hybrid - they also sells a hybrid SUV) with 28,453 units sold (19,156 for the Prius, 5,144 for the Camry hybrid). It's also another important milestone for Toyota: The
For everyone who thinks hybrids are new, we offer the Galt Gas Electric, built in Galt, Ontario (now merged into Cambridge ON, home of one of Toyota's biggest plants). This was, according to the Globe, "a masterpiece of engineering." It had a
Wired is so hit and miss; sometimes there is nothing to write about, other times they just get it wrong. In April they do both; just one page in the issue with anything of interest, part of the Wired 40- "The masters of innovation and technology, global
Today, at the Geneva Motor Show, Toyota unveiled the Hybrid-X concept, which is supposed to give the world a hint at the new design language for future Toyota hybrid vehicles. The concept car has 20-inch alloy wheels, features LED headlights and
Toyota will unveil a concept car at the 2007 Geneva Auto Show next month that many believe is a precursor to the 2008 model Prius. Toyota released the picture above, as a sneak preview of the design of the new car. According to the automaker's press
The London congestion charge is being expanded westward starting today. "Transport for London claims the congestion charge has already cut emissions and poured funding into London's transport system. So far the congestion charge has brought about a
While Toyota's hybrid-electric Prius has been practically selling itself, with more buyers than Toyota has cars, sales have evened out just as the carmaker is able to boost production, according to the New York Times.
We don't just love the Prius. We were fans of the Echo and love the Yaris; Toyota was not a one-trick pony but a Brand that said Environmental Responsibility.. Yet according to the NY Times, they are now loudly touting the new Tundra pickup with one
The Global 100 list of the most sustainable corporations in the world has been updated for 2007. As with last year, the list was compiled by Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and Corporate Knights, and includes companies from 16 countries in sectors