Posts Tagged toyota

The chicks were in heavy shock that you could use regenerative brake

Using Regenerative Braking To…Cook Breakfast? – Video

Toyota recently released a regenerative braking video (sadly of its non-plug-in hybrid race car) to demonstrate how much energy you could regenerate. Well, regenerative braking is something common to all modern electric cars, so the topic is relevant to EVs. According to Toyota, one lap of a Le Mans race…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 12

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan

Car & Driver’s Instrumented Test Of 2016 Toyota Mirai

Car and Driver’s test drive review begins with fun – “The first fuel-cell car you, or people richer than you, can buy.” That’s a clear reference to the extraordinary price of $57,500 ($45,500 after deducting ~$13,000 in incentives – via mostly Toyota in absence of previous government program) or $499 per…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 209

Toyota RAV4 EV

Toyota RAV4 EV Recalled For Windshield Wiper Issue

Toyota has issued a recall that includes all RAV4 EVs ever built. According to Toyota, approximately 2,500 Model Year 2012-2014 RAV4 EVs are affected by a windshield wiper-related recall. Toyota says that water dripping onto the windshield wiper link can cause corrosion.  Over time, this corrosion could render the wipers inoperable,…

3 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 6

Toyota Envisions Mobile Hydrogen Fueling Stations - system diagram

Toyota Envisions Mobile Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Toyota, with partners, intends to launch a four-year project with mobile hydrogen fueling stations in Japan – near the cities of Yokohama and Kawasaki in the Keihin coastal region. Hydrogen will be produced using renewable wind energy and water electrolyzer. One of the goal of this feasibility study is to…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 89

2016 Toyota Prius

Images Of Next-Generation 2016 Toyota Prius

We figured we’d share these leaked images simply because a plug-in hybrid version of the next-generation Toyota Prius is coming…eventually (and will look near identical). It’s apparent that much of the styling cues of the Toyota Mirai FCEV are present in the upcoming 2016 Prius. World Car Fans adds: “Confirmed…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 95

Toyota hybrid car sales - July 2015

Toyota Hybrid Sales Stalled, While Plug-In Prius Drops

Since Prius was introduced and sold in volume, Toyota has always been associated with hybrids. In the US alone, Toyota and Lexus now offer 12 hybrid models. Recently, the Japanese company announced sales of 8,000,000 hybrids worldwide, but something jammed up in Toyota machine. Toyota was selling around 1,250,000 hybrids…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 36


Toyota, Bosch And Others Join CalCharge Energy Storage Collaborative

Toyota and Bosch, as well as four smaller companies Blue Current, Ensor, EnZinc and ITN Energy Systems, joined the battery and electrochemical energy storage consortium CalCharge. As of now, CalCharge associates  18 companies, combining them with academic and research institutions, government bodies, and financing sources. The idea behind the CalCharge is…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 3

Fueled By Everything?

Toyota Mirai Advertisement – Fueled By Oil Creek? – Video

While marketing electric cars, manufacturers typically distance their products from oil, but Toyota doesn’t seem to care. Mirai isn’t even a plug-in (besides CHAdeMO in the trunk to export power), so maybe that’s why Toyota is taking a different marketing approach. In its most recent video “Fueled by Oil Creek…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 37