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Green Car News Shorts for May 25th, 2010

Here is the latest Green Car news for Tuesday, May 25th:

Fuel Cell Vehicle JV Under Debate Between Daimler and Toyota: FT Deutschland have reported that Daimler and Toyota are discussing a joint development of fuel cells for electric vehicles.  ‘There is strong interest in sharing development costs’ via a joint venture, a source close to [...]

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Can Tesla and Toyota Solve Each Other's Problems???

The big announcement was made yesterday.  Tesla Motors and Toyota are going to work jointly on the development of electric vehicles, parts, production system and engineering support.    Toyota is going to invest $50 million in Tesla stock immediately after their IPO, and Tesla is purchasing the NUMMI plant that Toyota once produced vehicles in as part [...]

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TMC and Mazda Agree to Hybrid System Technology License

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) have reached an agreement on the supply under license of hybrid technology used in the Toyota Prius. Leveraging this agreement, Mazda plans to combine the hybrid system with its next-generation SKY* engine that is currently under development, and develop and manufacture a hybrid vehicle in Japan.

Mazda [...]

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Toyota Unveils Compact Dedicated Hybrid Concept

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A, Inc., today unveiled the FT-CH dedicated hybrid concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The FT-CH is a concept that would address Toyota’s stated strategy to offer a wider variety of conventional hybrid choices to its customers, as it begins to introduce plug-in hybrids (PHVs) and battery [...]

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Toyota Motors Expands Recycling and Waste Reduction Efforts

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (TMS) announced this week that it has joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WasteWise program. As the first national voluntary solid waste reduction program, WasteWise encourages organizations to reduce municipal solid waste through waste prevention, recycling and buying or manufacturing recycled products.

“The WasteWise program is a great opportunity to recognize the [...]

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Hybrid K-9 Units from Toyota

The Cincinnati Police Department will soon be adding a pair of Highlander Hybrid SUVs, a vehicle renowned for its fuel efficiency, power and spaciousness.

The 270-horsepower Highlanders will be converted into K-9 units, supporting bomb-sniffing dogs and counter-terrorism specialists. With the addition of these SUVs, the Cincinnati Police Department will have a total of eight Highlander [...]

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2010 Toyota Prius Solar Charging 6 City Tour Continues in Los Angeles

Los Angeles (October 1, 2009) – “Solar Flowers” reaching up to 18 feet high are blossoming at The Americana in Los Angeles, and not only are they good for reviving spirits, they’re good for reviving computers and cell phones too.   The oversized flower sculptures are partially powered by solar panels on the back of their [...]

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NEW YORK,  – Indicating the true start of the Green Age, Sapphire Energy, the leader in algae-based renewable fuel, joined with the team behind the award winning film FUEL, to complete the first cross-country car tour fueled by a blend of algae-based gasoline in an unmodified engine. The Algaeus completed its 10-day, 3,750 mile US [...]

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World Premier of the Lexus Compact Hybrid LF-Ch


Lexus has announced the LF-Ch compact hybrid concept, which will have its world premiere on September 15, 2009 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, will be on display for the first time in North America at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December.

 As the latest concept hybrid vehicle from Lexus, LF-Ch offers dramatic style, premium [...]

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Toyota To Add North American Capacity For Four-Cylinder Engines

Toyota will add capacity at its engine plant in Huntsville, Ala. to increase North American production of four-cylinder engines. The expansion will allow Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama (TMMAL) to produce 216,000 four-cylinder engines annually. Production will begin by summer 2011.

 The plant currently builds both V8 and V6 engines. The expansion will bring its annual engine [...]

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