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Toyota's Tokyo Olympics fleet mostly electric-powered vehicles

Tokyo - Next year both the Olympics and Paralympics are being held in Tokyo. Toyota is the official fleet provider for both events. The company is planning a massive deployment of both battery-electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Toyota aims to automate the 2020 Olympics with robots

Toyota are aiming to bring automation to the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games by showcasing robotic technology. The focus is on mobility, offering solutions for both competitions and ticket holders.

Toyota testing out self-powering solar cars

Tokyo - Imagine driving an electric car that charges as you drive? Toyota are experimenting with fitting solar cells into the roofs of cars to see if cars can self-charge as they drive along.

Toyota tests solar panels on roof of its Prius plug-in hybrid

Toyota will begin testing a solar roof on its plug-in hybrid Prius that it claims can add as much as 44.5 kilometers of range to the car in one day.

Toyota sharply criticizes Trump over auto tariff threats

Toyota Motor said President Donald Trump’s latest move in the administration’s international trade war shows the Japan-based automaker’s investments in the United States are “not welcomed.”

Toyota data breach exposes up to 3.1 million customers Special

Japanese car maker Toyota announced its second data breach of 2019, The first incident took place at its Australian subsidiary, the new breach was announced by the company's main offices in Japan. Leading experts explain the significance.

Toyota’s Moon rover will run off special fuel cells

Toyota is developing future vehicles to be used on the surface of the Moon for future lunar missions. These vehicles will be powered by new fuel cells in order to increase the power and performance of the new rovers.

Japan's space agency teams up with Toyota to develop moon rover

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced Tuesday (March 12) that it is working with vehicle manufacturer Toyota to develop the moon rover of the future – a massive vehicle powered by fuel cells.

Toyota and Panasonic to build electric car batteries together

Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are set to launch a joint venture in 2020 to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles in an effort to compete with Chinese rivals.

Toyota recalls a total of 1.7 million cars globally over air bags

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it is recalling another 1.7 million vehicles worldwide for potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators as part of a multi-year industry recall campaign announced in 2016.

Toyota first-half net profit up 16%, lifts full-year forecast

Apo - Japanese car giant Toyota upgraded its full-year forecast Tuesday, as the firm posted a 16-percent gain in net profit for the six months to September thanks to steady global sales and cost-cutting efforts.

Toyota chief urges UK, EU to avoid no-deal Brexit 'at all costs'

Apo - The head of Toyota, who leads a group of Japanese automakers, on Friday urged Britain and the European Union to avoid a no-deal Brexit "at all costs.

Toyota announces new recall of 2.4 million hybrid cars

Apo - Japanese car giant Toyota said Friday it is recalling more than 2.4 million hybrid cars over a fault that could cause crashes, just a month after another recall affecting hybrids.

Toyota improves fuel cell truck

Toyota have been investing in low polluting fuel cells for large vehicles. The company has been experimenting with hydrogen powered fuel cell drive vehicles since 2017. The new design offers increased range.

Toyota expanding production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Toyota - Toyota Motor Company is increasing its investment in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV). It is designing lower-cost, mass-market passenger cars and sport utility vehicles and even pushing the technology into trucks and buses to produce economies of scale.

Toyota posts record profit but warns on outlook

Apo - Japanese car giant Toyota reported a record full-year net profit Wednesday thanks to a weaker yen and US tax cuts, but warned about the outlook for the next 12 months.

Toyota invests Can$1.4 billion in Canada plants

Ottawa - Toyota announced Friday it would invest Can$1.4 billion ($1.09 billion) in two factories in central Canada where the Japanese manufacturer plans to build its largest hybrid hub in North America.

Toyota set to announce expansion of its Ontario plants

Toyota Motor Corp. is set to announce a C$1.4 billion ($1.1 billion) expansion of its Canadian operations to build the RAV4 sport utility vehicle, a bet on the nation’s manufacturing amid a cloud of uncertainty from ongoing NAFTA talks.

'Dieselgate' sees Toyota gain in Europe

Geneva - An auto industry turning away from diesel and European drivers increasingly favouring hybrid cars: add it up and the result is clear -- advantage Toyota.

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell Marai debuts in Quebec this year

Quebec - The Quebec government is purchasing a fleet of 50 Toyota Marai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles — the first such vehicles in Canada, which Toyota expects to deliver to the province later this year.

Toyota to build megawatt-scale hydrogen power station

Long Beach - Toyota of North America announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 30 that is it constructing the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station in Southern California.

Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user

Toukyo - Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user's movements, a product it says has uses as varied as elderly care and disaster response.

Toyota — 'Fine-Comfort Ride' car with battery range of 620 miles

Tokyo - Toyota Motor Corporation will introduce its "Fine-Comfort Ride," a fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that will offer 50 percent more driving range, and include artificial intelligence and autonomous driving features.

Toyota, Tesla and others battle for the best battery technology

Toyota is reported to be working on an electric car that will be powered by a solid state battery. It hopes to begin sales of the new vehicle in 2022. The car is said to be based on an all-new platform and will be able to recharge in just a few minutes.

Toyota and Mazda link up to build $1.6 billion EV plant in U.S.

Toyota and Mazda on Friday announced plans to build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant somewhere in the U.S., creating as many as 4,000 jobs building electric vehicles. The facility will produce 300,000 EVs a year and will be operational by 2021.

Op-Ed: Flying cars and no practical thinking: The craze gets busy

Tokyo - If a Japanese company succeeds in its bid to deliver its SkyDrive flying cars, (basically drones with cabins), for the 2018 Olympics it’ll be a major sales pitch for the cars. It’s the total lack of thinking which makes flying cars a problem.

Toyota logs first annual profit fall in five years

Toukyo - Toyota on Wednesday reported its first drop in annual net profit for five years, while it unexpectedly warned that earnings would fall again owing to pricey US customer incentives and a forecast pick up in the yen.

Op-Ed: Trump is forcing his own politics and demands on automakers

President Trump's relentless push to create more manufacturing jobs in the United States is throwing the automotive industry into the political arena, a move that may not prove to be good for the industry.

Toyota’s fuel cell bus to go on sale in Tokyo in early 2017

Tokyo - Hydrogen-powered fuel cell buses will go on sale in Tokyo starting early next year in another move by Japan to showcase its eco-friendly vehicle technology to the world.

Toyota introduces robot designed to provide companionship

Tokyo - Car maker Toyota Motor Corporation has unveiled a cupholder-size robot designed to provide companionship in Japan where birth rates are plunging.
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