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The world’s first megawatt-scale hydrogen fuel cell generation plant powered entirely by renewable energy is now being planned for development at the Port of Long Beach by Toyota Motor North America. The planned “Tri-Gen” facility will feature a hydrogen fueling Read more…


Wind energy market in Egypt has received a major boost with some of the leading names in the world coming together to implement at a large-scale wind energy project. The Ministry of Electricity in Egypt has announced that it recently Read more…


Although electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles have been considered the only plausible alternatives to conventional cars for a long time, and practically all of the world’s biggest car makers have been investing heavily in these technologies, and governments around the Read more…


Toyota is only changing one thing for the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid, but it’s probably the most important thing: the price will be cut. Next year’s base-level Prius Plug-in model will retail for $2,000 less than the 2013 model. It Read more…


While car sales of hybrid models have shown a steady increase in the last decade, there is still a perception that the green benefits of going hybrid come at the cost of limited performance. This is largely due to the Read more…


With electric vehicles still struggling to find a foothold in the mainstream market, General Motors has offered major discounts on its Chevrolet Volt to move cars off sales lots, and Toyota has scrapped plans for widespread sales of its new Read more…


As part of Toyota's commitment to our nation's environment and public lands, today we announced that we have made a $3 million grant to the National Environmental Education Foundation to improve the capacity of community-based organizations, often called "friends groups", Read more…


Toyota has been the target of a number of patent infringement suits involving hybrid electric vehicles in the last several years (e.g., see previous posts here, here and here). So instead of waiting to be sued again, this time the


Earlier this week Toyota celebrated the opening of the first pipeline-fed refueling station in the US. Located in Torrance, California, it is the first hydrogen station to be directly connected to an active industrial hydrogen pipeline. It will provide fuel Read more…


What choice will consumers make? After attending the 2011 Toyota Sustainable Mobility Seminar in La Jolla, California (April 4-7, 2011), this is what I walked away thinking. In all respects, Americans are already asking themselves questions like this about the Read more…


In the world of electric vehicle manufacturers, Tesla Motors is known for their sporty and speedy Roadster that came onto the scene all at once and surprised even the most negative onlookers with their success. Now with the Roadster at Read more…


Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corp, promoted his “Prius Family” with the unveiling of the Prius v and Prius c at the Detroit Auto Show on January 10, 2011. The Prius hybrid came to America in 2000 Read more…


Of all the countries currently pushing towards a future in electric vehicles, the mainstay Japanese automobile manufacturers like Toyota, Nissan, and Honda are prepared to deliver some of the more interesting concepts. Nissan in particular has jumped into the market Read more…


In a previous post, I wrote about patent attorney-inventor Conrad O. Gardner’s infringement suit against Toyota in which he accused the automaker of infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,290,627 (’627 patent). In that case, Gardner alleged that Toyota infringed the ‘627 Read more…

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