results for "toyota"

About 30 results

MIT Unveils Solar Power System That Doesn’t Need Sunlight

MIT Unveils Solar Power System That Doesn’t Need Sunlight

A solar energy system that doesn't require sunlight is almost as bizarre as a tidal power system that doesn't use water - however that's exactly what researchers at MIT have cooked up. The team just

Read More >

President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Obama Announces 54.5 MPG Average Fleet Goal for All US Automakers

President Barack Obama announced this morning that his administration and the thirteen major automakers have come to an agreement to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025.

Read More >

Mind-Reading Prius Bike Can Shift Gears with Just a Thought!

Mind-Reading Prius Bike Can Shift Gears with Just a Thought!

The Prius Projects Concept Bike has reached its final stage, and it has just been revealed that Toyota and Parlee Cycles are working with DeepLocal to bring some incredible technology to the green

Read More >

Toyota’s Breakthrough M2LFh Technology Will Remove 95% of Ozone from the Air

Toyota’s Breakthrough M2LFh Technology Will Remove 95% of Ozone from the Air

Ozone is a ground-level air pollutant that plagues cities, especially those overrun by cars. But now Toyota's Central Research and Development labs have announced the development of a material that

Read More >

Good News: Toyota’s RAV4 Actually WILL Be Sold To The Public

Good News: Toyota’s RAV4 Actually WILL Be Sold To The Public

When we told you recently that the Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle would only be available to car sharing programs and fleets next year, we were happily misinformed. Apparently the phrase “very

Read More >

Bad News: Toyota RAV4 EV Won’t Be Sold To The Public

Bad News: Toyota RAV4 EV Won’t Be Sold To The Public

You say you want a Toyota RAV4 electric vehicle when they come out next year? Too bad. Toyota won't be selling them to the general public, so in order to get one you'll have to organize a neighborhood car

Read More >

UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

UPDATE: 4,000+ Nissan LEAFs Have Now Been Sold in the U.S.

Not only is the Nissan LEAF is World Car of the Year for 2011 and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it is also selling like hotcakes! Even though the electric vehicle is

Read More >

Spanish City Offers Lifetime Tram Passes in Exchange for Cars

Spanish City Offers Lifetime Tram Passes in Exchange for Cars

The city of Murcia, Spain is going to great lengths to help reduce the city’s traffic congestion and to promote the use of the greener method – public transportation. The bold move involves offering

Read More >

Toyota Plans to Re-Enter the Electric Vehicle Fray With the Tiny Scion iQ EV

Toyota Plans to Re-Enter the Electric Vehicle Fray With the Tiny Scion iQ EV

After thanking the 1,233 US dealers present at a recent gathering in Las Vegas for their joint contributions of $11.5 million (that is being used to help with the Japanese disaster relief), Japanese

Read More >

Japan Finds Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Minerals That Could Be Used to Make Solar Panels and Other Electronics

Japan Finds Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Minerals That Could Be Used to Make Solar Panels and Other Electronics

Japan just announced that they've discovered a deposit of rare earth minerals off their coast in the Pacific Ocean that, if commercially viable, could change the worldwide market for the expensive

Read More >

Toyota Showcases Its Hot GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept Car at Nürburgring Race

Toyota Showcases Its Hot GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept Car at Nürburgring Race

Toyota just showcased their sexy GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept II at the 39th Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race held near Nürburg, Germany. The GRMN II is an improvement on the first Toyota hybrid sports

Read More >

California Hybrids Will Lose Their HOV Status This Friday

California Hybrids Will Lose Their HOV Status This Friday

If you live in California, it's time to trade in your Prius for a Tesla Model S. This Friday, July 1st, the state will strip hybrids of their HOV carpool lane access -- six months after originally

Read More >

Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

Life Cycle Assessment Proves Electric Vehicles are a Cleaner Choice

A report released earlier this month took into account the entire life cycle of hybrid, electric and gas powered cars -- analyzing everything from gathering resources to disposing of used vehicles -- and

Read More >

Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

Mitsubishi and Hawaii Promote Electric Vehicles Through Additional Rebates and EV Charging Stations

  Automaker Mitsubishi and the state of Hawaii are teaming up to promote the use of electric cars across the islands. The plan is to offer an extra $4,500 discount on electric cars sold in

Read More >

Toyota and Parlee Cycles Team Up to Develop New Bicycle Based on Prius Design Principles

Toyota and Parlee Cycles Team Up to Develop New Bicycle Based on Prius Design Principles

To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the Prius and a decade of environmentally sustainable transportation, Toyota has teamed up with Parlee Cycles in an effort to create a bicycle based on Prius

Read More >

New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

New Ford Fusion’s MPG Rating Could Make It a Match for the Toyota Prius

Ford has some exciting new vehicles in the works, including a new Ford Fusion Hybrid that will reportedly get as much as 48 mpg, which could rival the Toyota Prius. The latest Ford Inside News report also

Read More >

Pure Air: Prius Solar Power Ventilation System Modified to Clean Air in Huts

Pure Air: Prius Solar Power Ventilation System Modified to Clean Air in Huts

Witmer's inspiration from the idea came from his many camping trips where he cooks over open fires. Even though he cooks outdoors, the smoke from the fire still burns his eyes and irritates his lungs,

Read More >

Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Toyota's Ideas for Good challenge began just seven months ago when the company opened up five of its most innovative technologies and asked people to come up with ways they could be used outside of cars.

Read More >

Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

We really love green cars, but you know what we love even more? Practical green designs that make the world a better place. With the Ideas for Good competition, Toyota has merged the two into one by

Read More >

Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

Smart Car Covered in Illustrated Tweets by Johanna Basford Unveiled in UK

What will the future hold? That's the question Smart recently put to the Twittersphere. The answers were penned onto a Smart Car on the Smart Urban Stage in London by illustrator Johanna Basford. Basford

Read More >

Salesforce and Toyota Will Develop Toyota Friend, a Social Network for Toyota Customers

Salesforce and Toyota Will Develop Toyota Friend, a Social Network for Toyota Customers

The auto industry continues to strengthen its ties with Silicon Valley: Toyota and cloud computing company Salesforce have just teamed up to develop Toyota Friend, a private social network to connect

Read More >

Toyota Prius Alpha Orders 8 Times Higher Than Expected Demand

Toyota Prius Alpha Orders 8 Times Higher Than Expected Demand

Since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Toyota has been struggling to bring its factories back up to normal production level - they're aiming to return to full capacity by the end of the year. That's a

Read More >

e Cygnet: Aston Martin to Release Its First Electric Car Ever

e Cygnet: Aston Martin to Release Its First Electric Car Ever

One of the sexiest car brands on earth, Aston Martin, is working on an electric version of their compact car, the Cygnet. The EV will be dubbed the e-Cygnet and is based on a partnership with Toyota. The

Read More >

Google Lobbies to Allow Self-Driving Cars on Nevada Roads

Google Lobbies to Allow Self-Driving Cars on Nevada Roads

Apparently Google's self-driving cars are more than just a concept - the company has tested a fleet of 6 fully autonomous Toyota Priuses and an Audi TT on California roads, and is now lobbying Nevada

Read More >

Toyota Opens First Pipeline-Fed Hydrogen Fueling Station in U.S.

Toyota Opens First Pipeline-Fed Hydrogen Fueling Station in U.S.

There are a handful of hydrogen fueling stations around the country, but the newest one near LAX in Torrance, California, is different: the Shell station built on land leased from Toyota is fueled by an

Read More >

Toyota To Make Plug-in Capability Standard on All 2014 Prius Models

Toyota To Make Plug-in Capability Standard on All 2014 Prius Models

According to The Nikkei, Toyota plans to make plug-in capabilities standard on all of its fourth-gen Prius hybrid models debuting in 2014. This is even bigger news than it sounds, since Toyota recently

Read More >

Toyota and WiTricity To Develop New Wireless Charging Tech That Requires No Contact

Toyota and WiTricity To Develop New Wireless Charging Tech That Requires No Contact

Toyota is partnering with Massachusett’s-based WiTricity to develop a new kind of wireless charging for electric vehicles that doesn’t require contact. Called “resonance,” this new

Read More >

Prius-Powered Roller Coaster is Made Up of Toyota Parts

Prius-Powered Roller Coaster is Made Up of Toyota Parts

Toyota and Pittsburgh-based Deeplocal have teamed up to create a Prius-powered hybrid roller coaster. The idea was to see if the car’s braking energy could be harvested to power other parts of a theme

Read More >

Buick Introduces Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept in Shanghai

Buick Introduces Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept in Shanghai

General Motors offered up an elegant new concept at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Buick Envision Plug-in Hybrid SUV. This scissor-door beauty is equipped with a solar roof and lithium battery to provide

Read More >

New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

New Hybrid Land Rover Will Hits Streets In 2013

Land Rovers are famously known as un-environmentally friendly vehicles, but they are great at going off-road and protecting their occupants from collisions. Taking their safety street cred to the green

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >