Toyota

The first U.S. pipeline-fed Shell Hydrogen fueling station opens

Shell Hydrogen joined with Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. in the grand opening of the very first hydrogen fueling station fed directly by an industrial pipeline. A product of collaboration between Toyota, Air Products, Shell, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Department of Energy (DOE), the facility will provide hydrogen fuel for vehicles in the fuel cell demonstration program for Toyota and other manufacturers.

Mercedes, Toyota Plants in Alabama Shut Down by Violent Southern Storms

Mother Nature continues to shut down production at Toyota, but this time the affected plant is in Alabama and the problem is a series of violent storms and not the Tsunami and earthquake that struck its home production facilities in Japan. Mercedes was equally hard hit by the horrific storms that have killed more than 268 people as of Thursday afternoon.

EPA praises Toyota’s commitment to environmental excellence

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), its 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of continued leadership in environmental protection through energy efficiency and management. TEMA received the award at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. April 12.

Japanese earthquake and tsunami may cause domestic delays of Prius V minivan

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on March 11th caused a great deal of damage, complicated by the ensuing tsunami, aftershocks and nuclear power risks and because of the impact to the Japanese supply chain, Toyota may be forced to delay the Japanese launch of their new Prius V minivan.

Auto prices to go up as Japanese earthquake, Libyan conflict impact market

Japanese auto production has fallen to only 35 percent of their former output as a result of the Tohuko earthquake and tsunami, according to IHS Automotive Insight. Still the situation in Libya has an impact as well. "It's volatility that really drives people to smaller cars," said Aaron Bragman, an analyst for the auto authority.

Nissan resumes production after earthquake - Toyota, Mazda, Suzuki and Honda to follow

Since the earthquake hit Japan on March 11th, the country has been battling strong after-shocks, a tsunami and nuclear power risks forcing Japanese automakers to cease production but starting today, Japan’s largest car companies attempt to get back into the swing of things.

Toyota granted access to financial information in unintended acceleration cases

Toyota Motor Corp. has been granted access to the personal financial information of the 81 plaintiffs suing the automaker for economic losses stemming from the unintended acceleration issues after the legal counsel for the plaintiffs had attempted to block the automaker’s access to this personal information.

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