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With 8 Million Units Sold, Toyota Proves Hybrids Have Staying Power

With 8 Million Units Sold, Toyota Proves Hybrids Have Staying Power

August 21, 2015
Toyota City, Japan (August 21, 2015) — Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada likes to tell the story of how his team couldn’t get the first Prius prototype to move for 49 days. According to him, “We had no idea what was wrong, so we worked late every night trying to figure it out. We finally got it to move around Christmas time, but it only went 500 meters!”... more

Toyota Mirai Sips a Summer Classic in 'Fueled by Lemonade'

Toyota Mirai Sips a Summer Classic in 'Fueled by Lemonade'

August 20, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (August 20, 2015) –  Don’t pour out that lemonade. Toyota and comedian Nikki Glaser have taken a humorous look at a potential fuel source – discarded lemonade from kids' lemonade stands. And the lemonade stand business is tough out there.... more

Loving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Reaps Big Rewards –  Ninth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge Kicks off With a Chance to Win $500,000 in  Grants and Scholarships

Loving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Reaps Big Rewards – Ninth Annual Lexus Eco Challenge Kicks off With a Chance to Win $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships

August 17, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2015 –Students with a passion for science, technology, engineering and math are a breath of fresh air!  And the Lexus Eco Challenge is an excellent opportunity for middle and high school students across the U.S. to help clean the air, water, and land in their neighborhoods and beyond. ... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America Announce Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 15, 2015
Pennington, N.J. (July 15, 2015) -- The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has selected three recipients who will receive $50,000 each for the inaugural fellowships for projects in green energy technology. The winners are Professor Patrick Cappillino, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Professor Yogesh (Yogi) Surendranath, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Professor David Go, University of Notre Dame.
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Got Your Eye on Mirai? Let the Countdown Begin!

Got Your Eye on Mirai? Let the Countdown Begin!

July 13, 2015
Torrance, Calif. (July 13, 2015) -- It’s almost here, and California customers will soon be able to request their own Mirai.  And why wouldn’t they?

The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle uses no gasoline and emits nothing but water vapor.  It’s the only zero emission electric vehicle on the market that tops the 300 mile range milestone (an EPA estimated driving range rating of 312 miles, to be exact) and offers an EPA estimated 67 mpge city/highway/combined. ... more

It's Official! Toyota Mirai Goes the Distance

It's Official! Toyota Mirai Goes the Distance

June 30, 2015
ASPEN, Colo.  (June 30, 2015) – The future of mobility is ready to hit the road – and keep going…and going…and going.

The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined when it hits dealerships in California this fall, and an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen.
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Newsweek Names Toyota One of the World’s Greenest Companies

Newsweek Names Toyota One of the World’s Greenest Companies

June 04, 2015
PLANO, Texas (June 4, 2015) – Newsweek has named a car company as one of the world’s greenest companies, ahead of highly-regarded brands like Microsoft, Google, Nike and Coke. Toyota moved up 57 spots in Newsweek’s annual green ranking to #35 in the Global 500 and #2 in autos.   

 

 

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Petroleum Past Helps Fuel Hydrogen Future

Petroleum Past Helps Fuel Hydrogen Future

June 03, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (June 3, 2015) – A creek, a little high school chemistry, and a former oil boom town open to a hydrogen-fueled future. This is the story of “Fueled by Oil Creek,” the second online video in Toyota’s multi-part “Fueled by Everything” series aimed at highlighting renewable sources of hydrogen fuel, leading up to launch of the 2016 Toyota Mirai.... more

Five U.S Cities Named 'Most Water Wise'

Five U.S Cities Named 'Most Water Wise'

May 18, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – Enough to fill 2,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.... more

2015 Toyota/Yellowstone Lamar Buffalo Ranch Battery Project - Jim Lentz

2015 Toyota/Yellowstone Lamar Buffalo Ranch Battery Project - Jim Lentz

May 12, 2015
Toyota North American CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the ribbon-cutting of an innovative distributed energy system that combines solar power generation with re-used Camry Hybrid battery packs at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park, May 12, 2015.... more

Toyota Flips the Switch to Sustainable Power at Yellowstone National Park

Toyota Flips the Switch to Sustainable Power at Yellowstone National Park

May 12, 2015
Torrance, Calif. (May 12, 2015) – The lights are on where the buffalo roam.

At the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park, an innovative distributed energy system that combines solar power generation with re-used Camry Hybrid battery packs is now online. The result: reliable, sustainable, zero emission power to the ranger station and education center for the first time since it was founded in 1907.
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Fueled by Bullsh*t

Fueled by Bullsh*t

April 22, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 22, 2015) – Sometimes reality stinks. Toyota has tapped award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock to show how calling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles “bullsh*t” isn’t far from the truth.    

“Fueled by Bullsh*t” is the first online video in a multi-part “Fueled by Everything” series aimed to educate a broad audience about the innovative ways hydrogen fuel can be made from renewable sources. Spurlock directed the 3-minute piece which features a dairy farmer and mechanical engineer as they follow cow manure  from a mooing supply source to its ultimate use in powering the hydrogen fuel cell electric Toyota Mirai.... more

Lexus Eco Challenge Stirs Students’ Studies - Learning About the Environment and Community Empowerment Reaps Rewards of $500,000

Lexus Eco Challenge Stirs Students’ Studies - Learning About the Environment and Community Empowerment Reaps Rewards of $500,000

April 16, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – Who would have thought algae patties and cow patties would be the basis for scholarships and grants! Students across the nation are learning about the environment and making their communities a better place through science, technology, engineering and math. Using these studies, students, teachers and schools are being rewarded with $500,000 through the Lexus Eco Challenge.... more

Keep Calm and Stay Green

Keep Calm and Stay Green

April 16, 2015
ERLANGER, Ky. (April 16, 2015) – How will you make a positive impact on Earth Day?  Turn off the lights in an empty room?  Recycle?  Save water?
 
At Toyota, every day is Earth Day and the little things add up, especially when almost 43,000 team members across 14 North America manufacturing plants do them.  Such efforts have saved nearly $600 million since benchmarking began in 2002.
 
They’ve also resulted in Toyota’s 11th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. EPA for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.
 
Eleven consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are the most by any automaker.... more

Mirai Takes the Stage at the National Mall

Mirai Takes the Stage at the National Mall

April 14, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 14, 2015) – Fifteen years ago, a little hybrid no one knew rolled onto the National Mall to celebrate Earth Day. That hybrid – the Toyota Prius. Tomorrow, nearing the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Toyota will return to Washington, D.C., to showcase yet another revolutionary technology, the hydrogen fuel cell electric Toyota Mirai. Toyota has partnered with Earth Day Network to sponsor the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day celebration, April 17-19, featuring leading environmental voices, government leaders, star-studded performances and a Mirai activation. The celebration marks the beginning of a month of fuel cell features and festivities for Toyota.... more

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Launches from Dallas

National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Launches from Dallas

March 31, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (March 31, 2015) – Fresh water is a precious resource, something that is a vital part of daily life and sustainability. But steps must be taken now to ensure that the supply isn’t depleted at such a rapid rate. Toyota realizes this importance and, for the fourth consecutive year, is partnering with the Wyland Foundation to sponsor the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.... more

2015 Toyota CES Press Preview - Bob Carter

2015 Toyota CES Press Preview - Bob Carter

January 05, 2015
TMS Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, Bob Carter discusses hydrogen fuel cell technology, Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, and announces royalty free use of all fuel cell patents during Toyota’s press conference at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 5, 2015.  ... more

Windshield Wrapping: Toyota Makes Waste Reduction Opportunities Visible

Windshield Wrapping: Toyota Makes Waste Reduction Opportunities Visible

December 22, 2014
Toyota takes waste management seriously. That’s why all materials—everything used to make our vehicles, not just what ends up in the final product—and processes are evaluated to improve chemical management and waste minimization.
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Leave It to Beaver

Leave It to Beaver

December 18, 2014
Sometimes it’s best to let nature take its course.

That’s what Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi environmental specialist Sean McCarthy learned when he and other team members tried to stifle the SimCity tendencies of some resourceful rodents.... more

Toyota Takes Big Steps to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

Toyota Takes Big Steps to Reduce Its Carbon Footprint

December 10, 2014
Kentuckians will soon be breathing a little easier.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, with help from Waste Services of the Bluegrass, is converting methane from a local landfill into renewable electricity to power Toyota’s Georgetown assembly plant.
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Toyota’s 360 Watch on Water

Toyota’s 360 Watch on Water

December 04, 2014
When it comes to stewardship of that most precious liquid H2O, Toyota’s approach is anything but watered down. 
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From Backing Biodiversity to Leading on LEED: Toyota Tackles Environmental Priorities

From Backing Biodiversity to Leading on LEED: Toyota Tackles Environmental Priorities

December 03, 2014
Who isn’t worried about water these days? Concerned about carbon? Count us in.

That’s why we've sold more than 2.4 million Toyota and Lexus hybrids in North America, which save approximately 500 million gallons of gasoline annually.... more

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Chris Hostetter

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Chris Hostetter

November 17, 2014
Chris Hostetter, Group Vice President – Strategic Planning, Toyota Motor Sales speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Bill Fay

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Bill Fay

November 17, 2014
Bill Fay, Group Vice President, Toyota Motor Sales and General Manager, Toyota Division speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Takeshi Uchiyamada

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Takeshi Uchiyamada

November 17, 2014
Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of Board, Toyota Motor Corporation speaks at the global debut of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan in Newport Beach, Calif., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. ... more

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