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More range, more styling: Toyota punts new Mirai at Tokyo

Early glimpse at 2019 Tokyo Motor Show Driving range extended by up to 30% Latest fuel-cell electric vehicle technology TOKYO, Japan – Toyota says it will take advanced zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicle technology to a new level when it previews the second-generation Mirai at the 2019 Tokyo auto show. The concept car will provide an early… Continue reading More range, more styling: Toyota punts new Mirai at Tokyo

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2019 Mirai: It means Toyota is punting a clean future

Toyota show how hydrogen is the answer California ad campaign punting hydrogen 500km range, tank refill in only five minutes PLANO, Texas – The 2019 Toyota Mirai’s new marketing campaign ‘Real Power’, the automaker says, is intended to emphasise the power potential of hydrogen fuel-cell technology to change the world. The vehicle’s POWER button takes centre… Continue reading 2019 Mirai: It means Toyota is punting a clean future

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Two decades on, Toyota US brings anniversary Prius hybrid

PLANO, Texas- Twenty years ago (really, THAT long ago! – Editor) technology took a leap as a small and unassuming family vehicle very quietly rolled into US Toyota showrooms. The car will be launched on May 18 2020. The 2001 Toyota Prius, the world’s first production hybrid car, had arrived and would go on to… Continue reading Two decades on, Toyota US brings anniversary Prius hybrid

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Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

DURBAN, South Africa – There’s a swing towards electrification for many forms of transport but Toyota is developing hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles while also bringing Toyota Group electric vehicles to market. A major project to develop a heavy duty fuel cell truck is a joint venture by Toyota and its wholly-owned, truck subsidiary, Hino. There’s an… Continue reading Toyota and Hino switching to electric to keep on truckin’

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UK ministers not practising what they preach on diesel

UK MP’s telling the evils of diesel power …but ministers still in ‘smoky’ cars Even the PM has a diesel armoured sedan LONDON, England – More than half the cars used by UK government ministers – among them prime minister Theresa May and chancellor Philip Hammond – are diesel-fuelled. The exposure was made by UK… Continue reading UK ministers not practising what they preach on diesel