Tag: Toyota - Page 5

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    New Battery Pushes Prius to 125 MPG

    June 1, 10:22 PM by Matthew Sparkes in Cars

    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

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    Toyota Drives Ultimate Eco-car a Step Closer

    May 29, 10:35 AM by Tony Bosworth in Cars

    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

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    People-Power To Hybrid Power

    May 22, 7:33 AM by Tony Bosworth in Cars

    Can people-power move the world's automakers over to hybrid power? If the results of a campaign being run by the Hybrid Center.org are anything to go by, it looks like it just could.

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    Honda and Toyota get Green Vote

    May 18, 12:00 PM by Tony Bosworth in Cars

    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.

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    Toyota Completely Hybrid by 2020?

    May 12, 11:59 PM by Matthew Sparkes in Cars

    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

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    Wallpaper* Magazine: May 2007

    May 9, 11:20 AM by Collin Dunn in Sustainable Product Design

    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

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    Help Bring Toyota's Hybrid Minivan to the U.S.

    April 23, 3:25 PM by Union of in Cars

    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,

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    Challenging "Toyota's Eco-hypocrisy" at the New York Auto Show

    April 7, 12:40 PM by Lloyd Alter in Corporate Responsibility

    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

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    Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid Selling like Hotcakes

    April 4, 4:17 PM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    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

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    The 1914 Galt Prius

    March 30, 7:44 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    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

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    This Month in Wired: Not Much

    March 28, 7:18 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture

    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

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    Toyota's Hybrid X Could Be The New Prius

    March 6, 5:28 PM by Justin Thomas in Clean Technology

    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

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    Toyota Drops Hints On Next Prius, Hybrid X

    February 20, 2:55 PM by Justin Thomas in Cars

    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

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    London Congestion Charge Boosting Hybrid Sales

    February 19, 2:37 PM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    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

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    Prius Ditches Waiting List, Offers Incentives

    February 11, 12:46 PM by Jasmin Malik Chua in Cars

    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.

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    Toyota Taints its Brand with Tundra Pickup

    February 7, 9:51 AM by Lloyd Alter in Cars

    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

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    The Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations 2007

    February 1, 10:16 AM by Collin Dunn in Corporate Responsibility

    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

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    Toyota: Goal of 40% Increase in Hybrid Sales for 2007

    January 25, 12:27 PM by Michael Graham Richard in Cars

    Reuters reports that Toyota is aiming high with its gas-electric hybrids for 2007: They plan to sell 40% more (430,000 units) than they sold in 2006 (312,500 units, which was 33% more than in 2005). Production of Prius hybrid cars in Japan will go up to


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