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Making Hydrogen Without Emissions and Highly Dangerous Temperatures

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With the recent news of Toyota opening a hydrogen fuel gas pipeline-fed fueling station for recharging fuel cell hybrid vehicles by 2015, it appears that hydrogen fuel may soon be a viable alternative. However, the technology to produce it must overcome a few barriers first.

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Toyota Opens First Pipeline-Fed Hydrogen Fueling Station in US

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There are a few hydrogen fueling stations around the US, but this one in Torrance, California, is fueled by an active hydrogen pipeline, which would reduce the reliance on truck fuel deliveries.

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Scion FR-S Concept Coupe Borrows Boxer Engine from Subaru

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That partnership between Toyota and Subaru is finally starting to bear some fruit, but all of it is still of the concept vehicle variety at this point. The latest to join that theoretical stable is the Scion FR-S concept... and yes, it's "friggin' really sweet."

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“Phase Zero” Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype Hits the Road

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Electric cars are really starting to take on all forms, from sensible compact hatchbacks to full out sports cars. Falling into neither of those categories is the Toyota RAV4 EV. The sport utility vehicle with an electric inclination isn't exactly new, but its "Phase Zero" prototype has now been taken out for a test drive by someone not from Toyota.

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Toyota’s Global Vision Sees 10 New EVs in 4 Years

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You know that Toyota Prius+ unveiled earlier this month? It's only the beginning. Toyota is pledging to launch no fewer than ten new electric vehicles (which may or may not include hybrids) by 2015.

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Toyota Customers Most Loyal When Considering EV Purchases

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A report released by Zpryme Research and Consulting to shed some light on brand loyalty going into the age of electric vehicles shows that, despite a year of recalls and bad press, Toyota fans remain the most loyal customers of any brand.

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Toyota Yaris HSD Brings Hybrid to Tiny Subcompact

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I guess today is Toyota Day. They're already going full electric with a new EV Prototype and the hybrid thing is going bigger with the Prius+ MPV, but that's not enough. Pretty soon, every car in a Toyota dealership will be either an EV or a hybrid and that trend is developing with the revealing of the Yaris HSD.

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Toyota FT-86 II Concept Marks Beginning of New Supra-esque Sports Car

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Ever since Toyota decided to retire the Supra back in 2002, there's been a hole in the hearts of motor enthusiasts all around the world. The Celica and MR-S just didn't cut the mustard and even those aren't around anymore. Well, Toyota is finally starting to shake off its currently boring philosophy with the rise of FT-86 II Concept.

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Toyota Prius+: The Plus Means Seven Seats for Soccer Practice

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If Jeremy Clarkson despises the Toyota Prius with a passion, he may be enlisting an angry mob with pitchforks and flaming torches for the newly revealed Toyota Prius+. It takes everything about the hybrid car and makes it even less appealing to diehard enthusiasts.

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New Toyota EV Prototype Breaks Cover, Based on iQ

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Generally speaking, the most efficient cars also happen to be among the smallest. After all, why haul around all that extra weight and size when you don't need to? And that seems to be the thinking behind the newest Toyota EV Prototype, which is based on the iQ subcompact.

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Lexus LFA Supercar Gets More Expensive with Nurburgring Edition

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Upping the ante is the new Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package. While only 500 of the regular LFA supercars are being produced, a mere 50 of these upgraded Japanese supercars are going to be made available. With the bump in price to $445,000, the LFA Nurburgring is the most expensive road car ever made by a Japanese manufacturer.

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Technology still most trusted industry

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Technology has defended its title as the most trusted industry in the public's eyes according to the recently-released 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer.

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Toyota RAV4 EV debuts with help from Tesla Motors

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This comes via a partnership with Tesla Motors (you know, of Tesla Roadster fame), so you know that the electric motor components are going to be pretty top notch. Interestingly enough, despite being significantly larger than the Honda Fit, the pre-production RAV4 EV gets the same 100 mile range on a single charge.

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Manitoba among first to test Prius plug-in hybrid

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Despite some of the more recent hits to the company's bulletproof reputation, the Toyota Prius continues to be the most iconic of the hybrid vehicles on the market. Even so, it's still "just" a regular hybrid; that could soon change. A new version is in the works and this take on the Prius will actually be a plug-in hybrid electric model. You can plug into a wall outlet so that it can recharge its internal batteries and the Canadian province of Manitoba will be among the first to actively test the new vehicle.

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Tesla and Toyota to manufacture model S sedan

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It was recently announced that California electric car manufacturer Tesla would be working with Japanese automobile producer Toyota to produce the Tesla Model S sedan, a high end electric car.For those not current on their electric car data, Tesla which was incorporated in 2003 and is known for producing high powered electric sports cars. The 2010 Tesla Roadster boasts a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds, with a range of about 250 miles between charges.

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