Toyota is working to make hydrogen fuel cells more affordable

Hydrogen Fuel Cells - Affordability

Automaker predicts that fuel cell vehicles will be as affordable as hybrids by 2025 Japanese automaker Toyota believes that vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells will be as affordable as their hybrid counterparts by 2025. The company has been investing heavily in clean transportation lately, going so far as to develop new solid-state battery technology to power the next generation of electric vehicles. While Toyota has become more invested in batteries, it still remains heavily focused on using hydrogen fuel cells. As such, the automaker has been working to make…

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Toyota has tamed battery technology

Automaker believes that it has solved the problems associated with battery technology Japanese automaker Toyota has made an ambitious claim. The company suggests that it has “tamed” lithium-ion battery technology. The claim follows years in which Toyota seemingly lost interest in battery technology, opting instead to support hydrogen fuel cells and more conventional solutions. Toyota has a long history with batteries, however, and during the company’s lull in outright support for battery technology, Toyota seems to have made major advances with its batteries. Toyota has made batteries safer and more…

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Hyundai is growing more ambitious in clean transportation

Hyundai plans to develop 26 clean vehicles through 2020 South Korean automaker Hyundai is growing more ambitious on clean transportation. The company has announced that it plans to have at least 26 clean vehicles in its portfolio by 2020.  Included will be six battery electrics and two fuel cell vehicles. Hyundai already has a fuel cell vehicle on offer and was among the first automakers to bring such a vehicle to the commercial market. Clean vehicles have become a priority for Hyundai, as the automaker intends to become more environmentally…

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Toyota plans to launch a new version of its fuel cell vehicle in 2019

New version of the Mirai expected to be launched ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games Japanese automaker Toyota only just recently released its first fuel cell vehicle, called the Mirai, and already has plans to launch a new Mirai model ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Japan. The automaker is interested in making the new Mirai model more affordable and smaller than its predecessor, which may be more well received among consumers. Toyota plans to launch the new model in 2019 and may be launched alongside the latest version of…

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Toyota finds success in the clean transportation market

Toyota has sold more than 8 million hybrid vehicles Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it has sold more than 8 million hybrid vehicles throughout the world, making it one of the leading forces in the clean transportation space. Nearly 20 years ago, Toyota introduced its first hybrid concept car, the Prius, which had initially had a difficult time traveling more than 1,600 feet. Toyota’s hybrid technology has evolved quickly, however, and the Prius quickly became a staple of the clean transportation world. Prius had struggled to find traction, but…

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Toyota recalls over 600,000 of its hybrid cars worldwide

On Wednesday, Toyota said it would be recalling 625,000 of its hybrid vehicles, mostly its Prius v model. The Japanese motor company announced the global recall of its hybrid cars due to a software glitch that has the potential to, in rare cases, shut down the hybrid system while the car is in operation. In other words, the defect could bring the vehicle to a sudden stop while it is being driven. Although the cars have been recalled, no accidents or injuries have been reported. Toyota says that the problem…

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Toyota makes a bet on hydrogen fuel for the Olympics

Toyota to become a top sponsor for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan Toyota has announced that it will be one of the top sponsors for the 2020 Olympic Games, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. The Olympics present Toyota with a promising opportunity to draw attention to its new vehicle, the Mirai, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Toyota has a history of using such opportunities to make its new vehicles more popular, as was the case with the Prius. The Mirai could get some promising…

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Hyundai unveils its new electric vehicle

Hyundai has revealed its latest electric vehicle Hyundai has revealed its first battery-powered vehicle, which is a plug-in hybrid version of its Sonata model. The South Korean automaker has plans to release the new vehicle this year in California and nine other states that require companies to sell clean vehicles. Hyundai has had a strong interest in clean transportation for some time, but had focused the majority of its attention of hydrogen fuel cells. Now, the automaker is breaking into the battery electric market. New vehicle will be equipped with…

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Celebrities show support for hydrogen fuel cells in transpiration

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson take a fuel cell vehicle through Death Valley Hydrogen-powered vehicles are gaining more attention in the U.S. and the hype being built behind clean transportation is being aided by celebrities. The Toyota Prius and the Honda FCX Clarity have found support, and a higher degree of attention from consumers, as celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Lee Curtis promote them. The Mercedes B-Class F-Cell vehicle has also won the approval of two celebrities. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson have voiced their support for the vehicle…

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Toyota reveals high hopes for hydrogen fuel

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Car

Hydrogen fuel continues to gain attention in the auto industry Hydrogen fuel cells had once been considered little more than a novelty, but have recently become a top priority for the global auto industry. These energy systems are to be the engines of a new generation of vehicles that are produced by most of the world’s leading automakers. Eventually, hydrogen fuel cells may even completely replace conventional engines, depending on how well they perform in the market. Japanese automaker Toyota is one among several that have shown strong interest in…

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7 Smart Reasons to Drive Eco-Friendly Vehicles

Clean transportation incentive

If you aren’t convinced about the benefits of green cars, then consider the following: cars and trucks in the United States account for one million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per day, EVsRoll.com reports. Americans alone consume about 400 million gallons of gasoline each year, which doesn’t exactly help the problem. However, cars today are about 20 times more efficient than they were 20 years ago, in addition to the numerous hybrid and electric vehicles that are on the market. Yes, going green in today’s day and age isn’t only…

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Toyota moves to make electric vehicles more attractive

Toyota Prius electric vehicles

Toyota aims to sell more electric vehicles this year Battery electric vehicles have been losing favor with much of the auto industry recently due to lackluster sales around the world. While many automakers are still committed to the use of lithium-ion batteries, many are also beginning to embrace hydrogen fuel as the future for electric vehicles. Toyota is one of the companies within the auto industry that is taking an aggressive approach on both hydrogen fuel and lithium-ion batteries. The automaker has ambitious goals in mind for its Prius plug-in…

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Toyota Prius proves to be powerful backup power generator

Toyota Prius electric vehicles

Toyota Prius provides energy in wake of Hurricane Sandy In the U.S., New York and New Jersey have been left reeling in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The powerful storm struck the states in late October, causing widespread flooding and damage from its powerful winds. The storm successfully cut off power for millions of people across the two states, a problem that continues to persists weeks after the disaster. Many could only wait for their respective state governments to restore electricity. Some, however, turned to other sources of power, such…

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A Brief Synopsis: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Vs. Prius v

2013 Ford C-Max

A new car has entered the hybrid world, wowing customers with its sleek design, high fuel economy and competitive price. Going after the Toyota’s family of hybrids, the 2013 Ford C-Max joined the race late but is prepared and ready for some fun. The Sustainable Stats When compared to Toyota’s Prius v, the American-made car has relevant numbers to back it up as the next best thing in the hybrid department. Boasting 188 horsepower to Prius v’s 134 horsepower, the C-Max is also more fuel efficient on the highway: it…

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Toyota releases more news about hydrogen power with details on their future manufacturing plans

Focus on Hydrogen Fuel

Toyota recently announced that it had taken on hydrogen fuel as one of its primary focuses. The Japanese automaker has long been an advocate of electric transportation, showing strong support for battery batter. After showing off its latest concept of its FCV model, Toyota has announced that it is taking a very aggressive stance in regards to hydrogen-powered vehicles. The company has announced that it will be making thousands of fuel cell cars each year for the next ten years. The company believes that the world is moving toward oil-free…

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