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Global automakers split on 'green car' strategy

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 19, 2014

 In a contest reminiscent of the scrap for pre-eminence in the home video market, which pitched Betamax against VHS, huge auto firms are going all out for very different technologies.

Toyota, which is ending a battery deal with US electric car leader Tesla, is...

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Toyota to unveil concept fuel-cell car

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2013

Toyota said Tuesday it plans to unveil its latest fuel-cell concept car at the Tokyo Motor show, with an expected commercial rollout two years away.

The four-seater sedan has a range of 500 kilometres (310 miles) -- longer than previous versions -- and can be recharged...

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Subject Tags: Toyota

Toyota launches world's most fuel-efficient hybrid car Aqua

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 28, 2011

 Toyota Motor Corp on Monday launched the world's most fuel-efficient hybrid car, as the company looks to fight off competition from pure electric vehicles.

The compact car, dubbed 'Aqua' in Japan and the 'Prius C' overseas, has a listed fuel efficiency of 35.4 km/...

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Japanese car factory in bid to harness power of the rising sun

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 17, 2011

Toyota believes plans to install thousands of solar panels at its Burnaston plant will increase the green credentials of an eco-friendly car it builds at the factory.

The Japanese car-maker, in partnership with British Gas, has applied to South Derbyshire...

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Toyota Will Introduce Hybrid Small Car in India

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 28, 2010

In developing car markets like China and India, the short-term strategy for carmakers seems to be "small, cheap and fuel-efficient." Fully electric powertrains are expected to catch on eventually, but where the intermediary step for the United States is expected be...

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Subject Tags: India , Social Issues , Toyota

Company aims to keep costs low and increase fuel economy over Toyota and Honda

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 8, 2010

Nissan Motor Co. plans to double the mileage (in comparison with gasoline engines) on its most recent mass-market hybrid vehicle, the gasoline-electric Infiniti M sedan (also known as the Nissan Fuga), expected to be released later this year.

While Nissan is a little...

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