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Toyota Greens up Production in UK with 17,000 Solar Panels

Toyota has already begun to make room for an impressive 17,000 panel solar array on 90,000 square meters (~985, 751 square feet) of industrial land at their plant in Derbyshire, England. And, now that they've received the official nod of approval for the 10m (~$16,450,785) project from local authorities, they're moving full force ahead.

Toyota boasts it will be the first automaker in the UK to install such an…

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Toyota Prius v Details

Toyota Prius, as you've likely heard, is expanding their Prius lineup. Among the up and comers is the 2012 Prius v designed to accommodate active families on the go.

Let's start with the name, shall we? Befittingly, the new 2012 Toyota Prius v comfortably seats five passengers. Unofficially, the "v" might stand for versatility, offering four distinctive seat configurations.

And, no matter what adventure you and the fam are embarking on, it promises…

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Toyota Pays Workers to Build Habitat for Humanity Homes

It is hard to keep up with all of the world's current events. Between floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, the killing of a terrorist leader, a royal wedding, and a tsunami, for better or worse, this world is a busy, intense place. That is why we are happy to bring you a simple, heartwarming story from the good people at Toyota.

After the recent earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, Toyota's Tundra facility in San…

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Toyota Inspires U.S. Hospitals to Exercise Better Management

What did Virginia Mason Medical Center CEO, Dr. Gary Kaplan, do when his facility started to lose money in 1998? He visited hospitals around the U.S... He talked with many of the smartest minds in the industry. And after two years... he decided there wasn't one institution in the entire medical system whose footsteps he felt were worth following. So, he turned to Japanese automaker, Toyota, for inspiration, instead.

Yes, three years after…

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Toyota Partners with Microsoft to Improve EV Efficiency

Toyota and Microsoft are partnering to create an in-car electronics system designed to aid the efficiency of the Japanese automaker's battery-powered vehicles. In accordance with the agreement, both market leviathans will invest one-billion yen (~$12 million) into a Toyota subsidiary that will provide data services for drivers.

Toyota and Microsoft indicate the forthcoming system will incorporate a suite of telematics services, including: data, navigation, in-car entertainment, and multimedia. Powered by Window's Azure cloud…

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Toyota Developing Magnesium Batteries

A better way to power electric cars? a quest for automakers and seemingly elusive wish of consumers. However, Toyota Motor Co., the world's largest seller of hybrid autos is on it. Their most current initiative is developing a magnesium battery that holds twice the energy of lithium-ion cells. And according to the engineer managing the U.S. project, Jeffrey Makarewiez, the work in Ann Arbor complements other future electric-power chemistries at Toyota labs in…

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Toyota Prius - Best Seller By 2020

Toyota is still holding strong in the consumer market, and execs at the Japanese auto maker are pledging that their Prius branded vehicles will be the best selling cars in America by 2020.

Toyota is working on a line of vehicles that will hold the Prius name, including an MPV and possibly a crossover or coupe. There is also a Plug-in Prius coming later this year. Prius is, without a doubt,  the best-selling hybrid vehicle…
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Toyota's New In-Car Connectivity System

It was a momentous occasion for Toyota at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. After watching Ford monopolize in-car connectivity for four years and Kia enter the arena last year, the company had the opportunity to unveil its new Entune Multimedia System. Entune will debut on select Toyota models later this year.

Similar to competitors' systems, Toyota's Entune Multimedia System uses drivers' mobile phone data plan for connectivity. Users can simply download the Toyota Entune…
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2011 Toyota Highlander Crossover — Driven by New Enhancements

2011 Toyota Highlander and Toyota Highlander Hybrid crossover sport utility vehicles are not only designed to be more stylish. They feature additional standard amenities and updated technologies, making them leaders in the segment of active and passive safety features.

The 2011 Toyota Highlander design showcases a new front fascia, hood, and fenders. The profile is sleeker with chrome-accented black rockers. To complement the new look, the headlights, taillights and 17-inch alloy wheels are also redesigned…
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