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Toyota 420 Horsepower Yaris Hybrid R Powertrain Details Out

September 5, 2013 / No Comments

Some time ago, we had stumbled upon information that spoke about the new Yaris Hybrdi R concept vehicle from Toyota. The company has now officially revealed the details of its forthcoming model. However, almost all enthusiasts out there have been nursing doubts on how the automobile giant will produce an engine that provides massive 420 horsepower. The hatchback which is going ...

Toyota 400 HP Hybrid-R Concept Ready for Frankfurt Show

August 16, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota’s new hybrid –R concept is ready to be unveiled at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The company, which already tried the hybrid concept in its earlier model Prius, is still working to develop new hybrid prototypes. The earlier attempt may not be a super hit, but it is going ahead with another try. The company expects the new model ...

Toyota Next Gen Prius Spy Shots Revealed

May 27, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota has a reputation of being the automotive industry’s standard bearer when it comes to hybrid vehicles. A few spy shots were captured in California and they give out details on the next generation Prius, which would most probably a 2015 model. It seems Toyota has dumped its annual camouflage budget on this mule. The new car comes with the same ...

Toyota Auris Hybrid New Variant Boasts Less CO2 Emissions

May 17, 2013 / No Comments

It has been only a few months since the Toyota Auris Hybrid hit the European roads. But the car maker is showing off some enthusiastic figures on its first quarter sales board for 2013. Sales were 27 percent up in the Americas and 31 percent in the UK region. In a short span of time, Toyota has done some face-lift on ...

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicles Price Would Range Around $50,000

May 6, 2013 / No Comments

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles don’t cost the same as they used to during the early stages of their introduction. The cost has come down drastically from the time of prototypes to workable models. Prototype fuel cell vehicles amounted to $1 million each at the time of development many years ago. But that, according to the group vice president of strategic planning ...

Toyota Promises Solid-State Batteries by 2020

March 14, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese automaker Toyota is planning to commercialize solid-state batteries around 2020. These solid state batteries are said to be three or four times more powerful than today’s lithium ion batteries. According to Shigeki Suzuki, managing officer for material engineering, the automaker also has plans to introduce lithium air batteries which promise a five-fold increase in output for the same weight in ...

Toyota Hybrids Getting More Fans in Europe

February 18, 2013 / No Comments

When it comes to purchasing vehicles, European markets are keen towards diesel engines – until now. The trend seems to be changing, as Toyota and Lexus hybrid models are achieving more success in Europe. Last year, annual sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid models broke the 100,000 mark for the first time. The report was published by Automotive News Europe and ...

Toyota to Recycle Car Batteries into Energy Management Systems

February 5, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has recently announced its plans to recycle old NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hybrid) batteries from their hybrid cars. The batteries will be recycled into energy management systems. The venture will start from April and aims for the more effective use of resources used in batteries. The recycled systems will be sold via TMC's energy business company, Toyota Turbine and ...

Toyota Prius Best Seller in California in 2012

January 28, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota Prius has become the best selling car in California in 2012.The Japanese automaker sold around 60,688 of the hybrid in the U.S. last year. According to USA Today and the California New Cars Dealers Association, in the year 2012, Prius outsold the Honda Civic, the second in the list by about 3,500 units of vehicles. But for automobile lovers, it ...

BMW Fuel Cell Vehicle to Use Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Tech

January 24, 2013 / No Comments

In 2011,Toyota and BMW decided to co-operate on green car technologies and for developing lithium-ion batteries. Once again, in July last year, both the companies announced a new partnership deal to share the hydrogen fuel technology. As part of this deal,Toyota would allow BMW to use their drivetrain and hydrogen storage technology. And now, the latest reports say that BMW will ...