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Toyota President Excited About Hydrogen Technology

From Louisville Courier-Journal:

The head of Toyota Motor's Kentucky plant predicted Thursday that hydrogen fuel cell technology will revolutionize the automotive industr, and that new vehicles like the Mirai may be manufactured someday in Kentucky.

Speaking to the Rotary Club at Louisville's Galt House Hotel, Wilbert "Wil" James, president of Toyota's $6 billion facility in Georgetown, said that the hydrogen-fuel cell vehicle now debuting in California is the future.

"We're really?
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Toyota Hybrid Batteries Repurposed at Yellowstone

Even after they're no longer suitable for their original purpose, the battery packs from hybrids and electric cars can still be useful.
Battery energy-storage capacity diminishes over time, to the point where packs are no longer suitable for use in cars.

But after their automotive service lives are finished, battery packs often still have enough usable capacity for other applications.

Like, for example, powering a cluster of buildings in a remote part of Yellowstone?
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Toyota and Mazda Form "Long Term Partnership"

From Automotive News:
Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. have agreed to form a "long-term partnership" that deepens collaboration on products, manufacturing and technologies as carmakers race to spread spiraling development costs amid ever-stricter emissions standards.

Under the agreement announced May 13, the carmakers will form a joint committee to evaluate "how best to utilize each company's respective strengths," the companies said in a statement.

The announcement comes amid media reports that said…
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The 2015 Toyota Camry is Achieving its Destiny

As the car that America has been consistently buying for the last 12 years, the Toyota Camry has quite a reputation to uphold. It is certainly known for its reliability, value, and efficiency. So when Toyota decided to completely revamp the Camry this past year, we must say that we were on the edge of our seats. Click on the advertisement below to take a peek!

The new styling of the 2015 Toyota Camry has certainly been turning heads! Gone are the days of safe contours and neutral lines. The new Camry is bold, more sculpted and refined, with a…

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Toyota Acknowledged for Commitment to Diversity

Toyota Motor North America has been acknowledged for its diversity for the 9th consecutive year. 

CEO Jim Lentz summed up Toyota's commitment perfectly:
"We build cars and trucks for all kinds of drivers, in communities across the country," Lentz said. "To serve America effectively, we need to mirror the rich diversity of our customers."

Toyota is the only automaker on the recently-released list. Its No. 38 ranking was a two-spot improvement from 2014. DiversityInc…
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The 2015 Toyota Highlander: Better and Better

How do you improve something that's already nearly-unanimously loved? Well, just leave it to our favorite Japanese automaker to figure it out! The 2015 Toyota Highlander is the newest iteration of the beloved mid-size crossover and they've done nothing but made it better through and through! The cabin is filled with more high-quality materials than ever before, the third row has an extra seat for a new total of eight, and the powerful…

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Paul Walker's Fast and Furious Supra Up For Auction

Paul Walker's 2JZE engine, NOS, 19-speed gearbox original Supra stunt car from the very first film of "Fast and Furious" franchise is all set to go under the hammer.

The late actor's orange car is one of 58 stunt cars fitted with a full roll cage, heavy duty suspension, a set of competition seats and a strengthened fuel tank, reported the Daily Mirror.

Built by Eddie Paul the vehicle is one of several…
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Toyota Files Plans to Double Size of Plano Headquarters

Toyota Motor Co. is adding more horsepower to its new office campus in Plano.

After months of speculation, plans filed with the city of Plano show that the automaker?s new North American headquarters will be about twice the size originally proposed.

A revised site plan released by the Plano planning and zoning commission shows that the headquarters complex in West Plano has grown to more than 2.1 million square feet ? bigger than a…
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