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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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Greenbacks for Green Ideas

Greenbacks for Green Ideas

December 19, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (Dec. 19, 2014) – The Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing of North America (TEMA), in partnership with The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is requesting proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology.... more

More Toyota in the Motor City

More Toyota in the Motor City

December 18, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Dec. 18, 2014) – Toyota announced today that it is planning another expansion of its Southeast Michigan R&D campuses. This marks the third time in just over a year that Toyota has announced plans to increase employment and investment in Michigan. Today’s announcement features a total investment of $126 million for the expansion of Toyota’s powertrain operations at its Ann Arbor campus and the consolidation of vehicle development operations at a new facility on its York Township campus.... more

Toyota Lends Mobility Impairment Rehabilitation Partner Robots to Hospitals Across Japan

Toyota Lends Mobility Impairment Rehabilitation Partner Robots to Hospitals Across Japan

December 18, 2014
Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 18, 2014 -- Toyota Motor Corporation has begun lending its "Walk Training Assist" and "Balance Training Assist" rehabilitation-aid partner robots for clinical trials to be conducted in medical facilities across Japan. The robots are designed to aid the rehabilitation of patients who find it difficult to walk or maintain balance due to illness or injury.... 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 Announces Winners of Silicon Valley App Design Competition

Toyota Announces Winners of Silicon Valley App Design Competition

December 09, 2014
San Mateo, Cala, Dec. 9, 2014 -- Toyota Motor Corporation awarded Eye in the Sky $10,000 for developing the best app for its CAN-Gateway ECU platform, which uses data from vehicle sensors. The winning app was created as part of the Onramp 2014 Challenge, a codefest held on December 6 and 7 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Eye in the Sky competed in a talent-heavy field of more than 20 teams of top-level Silicon Valley developers, with a diverse range of entrants from the IT and startup communities.... more

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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Abbas Saadat: Verbal Testimony to House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade

Abbas Saadat: Verbal Testimony to House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade

December 03, 2014
Verbal testimony of Abbas Saadat, Regional Product Safety Executive of Toyota North America and vice president for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc., to the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade, on Dec. 3, 2014.... more

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 Seeks Independent, Industry-Wide Joint Testing Initiative for Takata Airbag Inflators

Toyota Seeks Independent, Industry-Wide Joint Testing Initiative for Takata Airbag Inflators

December 02, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec 2, 2014 Toyota today called for a coordinated industry-wide joint initiative to independently test Takata airbag inflators that have been the subject of recent recalls. The goal of this initiative is to address affected automakers’ issues related to the airbag inflator recalls and supplement testing being undertaken by Takata in order to address customer concerns about safety.... more

November 2014 Sales Conference Notes

November 2014 Sales Conference Notes

December 02, 2014
Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay and Lexus Vice President of Sales and Dealer Development Steve Hearne review November 2014 sales.... more

November 2014 Sales Chart

November 2014 Sales Chart

December 02, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 3 Percent November Increase

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 3 Percent November Increase

December 02, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total November 2014 sales results of 183,346 units, an increase of three percent over November 2013 on an unadjusted volume basis.  When adjusted for  25 selling days in November 2014 versus 26 selling days in November 2013, sales increased 7.1 percent over year-ago month.... more

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 3 Percent Increase in November

Toyota Motor Sales Reports 3 Percent Increase in November

December 02, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2014) – Toyota, Scion and Lexus today reported total November 2014 sales results of 183,346 units, an increase of three percent from November 2013 on a volume basis.... more

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans for 2nd Row Overhead Grips

Toyota Announces Recall of Certain Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans for 2nd Row Overhead Grips

November 26, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 26, 2014 – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., today announced plans to conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 25,500 Model Year 2015 Sienna Minivans.  Approximately 30,000 Sienna vehicles are involved worldwide; including approximately 2,000 in Canada; 1,600 in Mexico; 130 in Korea  and 18 vehicles in Germany.
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Driving Diversity Forward

Driving Diversity Forward

November 19, 2014
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 19, 2014) – John Stallworth, Liz Hurley, Lee Marshall and Dr. Helen McAlpine are just a few of the Huntsville area speakers who participated in a diversity focused event Nov.13 at Toyota Alabama. More than 20 representatives from Toyota affiliates across North America traveled to Huntsville to attend the annual event. Toyota Alabama also donated $2,000 to each of the speakers’ affiliated non-profit organizations, including the John Stallworth Foundation, Kids to Love, J.F. Drake State Technical College Foundation and the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund.     ... more

Over the River and Through the Woods, Safely Buckled Up We Go!

Over the River and Through the Woods, Safely Buckled Up We Go!

November 19, 2014
New York, NY, Nov. 19, 2014 – More than 43 million Americans traveled for Thanksgiving last year and ninety percent of them did so by car.1 That’s why, as we approach the busiest travel season of the year, travel safety information is more important than ever – especially for children.  Did you know that children’s winter coats should be removed before placing them in a car seat?  What about the startling fact that three out of four car seats are incorrectly installed?... more

2014 NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference - Jim Lentz

2014 NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference - Jim Lentz

November 18, 2014
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz speaks at the 2014 NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference in Los Angeles, Nov. 18, 2014.... more

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Wins Class at Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Wins Class at Tecate SCORE Baja 1000

November 18, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., November 18, 2014 — The 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck not only raced for over 1,200 miles to a first place finish at the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, it was also driven an additional 1,000 miles back to the start line of the race.  The Toyota team was first to the finish line in its “Full Stock” class, led by team coach and legendary Toyota off-road racer Ivan “Ironman” Stewart, and piloted by Toyota engineers and Toyota athletes. ... 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

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Production Information

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Production Information

November 17, 2014

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Satoshi Ogiso

Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan Global Media Preview - Satoshi Ogiso

November 17, 2014
Satoshi Ogiso, Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation 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

The Toyota Mirai Brings the Future to Your Driveway

The Toyota Mirai Brings the Future to Your Driveway

November 17, 2014
TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 17, 2014) – For the second time in a generation, Toyota has re-imagined the future of mobility.
 
The Toyota Mirai is a four-door, mid-size sedan with performance that fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines – but it uses no gasoline and emits nothing but water vapor. The groundbreaking fuel cell electric vehicle is powered by hydrogen, re-fuels in about five minutes, and travels up to 300 miles on a full tank.
 
Mirai will be available to customers in California beginning in fall 2015, with additional markets tracking the expansion of a convenient hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Powered by an industry-leading fuel cell electric drivetrain and supported by an exceptional 360-degree ownership experience, Mirai marks a turning point for consumer expectations for a zero-emission vehicle.... more

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