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Toyota Camry Hybrid Enforces More Law Per Gallon

Toyota Camry Hybrid Enforces More Law Per Gallon

January 21, 2016
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., Jan. 21, 2016 – On the surface, it’s just an environmental thing: A gas/electric hybrid is going to emit less pollutants than a gasoline-only power train. But it’s also going to use less fuel and get more mpg and at low speeds, it’s quieter than a gasoline engine.  Think of it as a “stealth mode” when running only on electric power.  For a cop car, that makes it easier to sneak up on the bad guys.  These are just a few of the advantages discovered by the Arkadelphia, Arkansas Police Department when they replaced 10 of their aging Crown Victorias with Toyota Camry Hybrids.... more

Wading in a Water Wonderland

Wading in a Water Wonderland

December 17, 2015
Torrance, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2015) – Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?  In the lane, snow is glistening…but don’t worry, Toyota will capture that runoff and reuse the water. 

The company recently received top marks for its global water conversation efforts by CDP, the world’s premiere environmental disclosure agency. ... more

Scrap That’s Not Crap

Scrap That’s Not Crap

December 15, 2015
Toyota has bumped up efforts to reduce waste by recycling old vehicle bumper covers and other scrap parts.... more

Environment: Watch It Like a Hawk

Environment: Watch It Like a Hawk

December 03, 2015
Toyota team members are creatures of habitat.
 
And a few who test vehicles for performance and reliability have become a part-time pit crew for red-tailed hawks at Toyota Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG) in Phoenix.... more

From Water to Waste to Wildlife: Toyota’s Environmental 'To Do' List

From Water to Waste to Wildlife: Toyota’s Environmental 'To Do' List

December 01, 2015
Launch the only zero emission vehicle with more than 300 miles of driving range – check. 

Manufacture vehicles using renewable energy from landfill gas – check.

Save more than 54 million gallons of water by reducing, reusing and recycling – check. 

Certify more than 1,000 acres of land in North America to Wildlife Habitat Council’s Wildlife at Work program – check.  

Reuse hybrid batteries to create stationary energy systems – check. 


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Making Your New Toyota Run Cleaner Before You Even Start It

Making Your New Toyota Run Cleaner Before You Even Start It

November 23, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Toyota Transport, the automaker’s in-house vehicle transportation trucking company, now has its first car hauler that runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The Long Beach, CA based truck/trailer does what any other car hauler can do, except it does it while emitting 85 percent less overall particulate matter and 10 percent less carbon dioxide. The CNG truck was commissioned by Toyota and designed and built in a joint collaboration with Peterbilt and Cottrell, Inc., the truck and trailer manufacturers.... more

Toyota Turns Compost Into Cars

Toyota Turns Compost Into Cars

November 16, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2015) – Toyota is working to help everyone breathe a little easier.
 
The company recently announced its intent to virtually eliminate CO2 emissions from its factories and vehicles, and it’s about to flip the switch on a very tangible example of this effort. Toyota’s Georgetown, Ky., manufacturing plant will begin generating electricity from methane, a byproduct of trash decomposition at the nearby Central Kentucky Landfill on Nov. 23, 2015. ... more

Toyota and Lexus Celebrate 15 Years of Hybrids and Hollywood

Toyota and Lexus Celebrate 15 Years of Hybrids and Hollywood

October 22, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2015 – Fifteen years ago, Toyota launched a hybrid no one had heard of…the Prius. Shortly after launch, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) and Toyota connected to help bring the hybrid to Hollywood. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.... more

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

Toyota Transport Honored with EPA Excellence Award

October 21, 2015
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2015) – Toyota’s auto hauling carrier, Toyota Transport, was recognized today for its mindful approach to the environment. Toyota Transport moves approximately 430,000 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles to dealerships every year, on the west coast, and takes pride to make those moves as environmentally efficient as possible. Because of those efforts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Transport with a SmartWay Excellence Award. ... more

Public and Private Sectors Work Together to Test Renewable CO2-free Hydrogen Supply Chain

Public and Private Sectors Work Together to Test Renewable CO2-free Hydrogen Supply Chain

September 08, 2015
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, nearly 25 gigatons of CO2 -- over half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions -- come from the use of fossil fuels in electricity and heat generation, industry, and transportation*. Realizing the importance of taking on this challenge by establishing carbon-neutral supply chains across different sectors (from power generation to vehicle fueling) as soon as possible, major corporate and public sector partners in Japan have decided to work together.
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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

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