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Toyota Mobility Foundation to Expand Provision of Connected and Sanitized Mobility Services to Healthcare Workers in Philippines in Support of the Fight Against COVID-19

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 9:59am

Among those, healthcare workers are tirelessly working day and night to save lives, putting themselves at risk.

Key Points: 
  • Among those, healthcare workers are tirelessly working day and night to save lives, putting themselves at risk.
  • The service is expected to last for three months, with operational support from Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation and Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Similar services have already been launched in Bangkok, Thailand to support the commute of healthcare staff at Rajavithi Hospital.
  • The Toyota Mobility Foundation was established in August 2014 to support the development of a more mobile society.

Toyota Group Engaged in Full Production of Medical Face Shields

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 5:10am

Toyota City, Japan, Apr 28, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Toyota Group companies are engaged in full-scale production of medical face shields in Japan, with Toyota largely expanding its production capacity from 500 to 600 units per week by approximately 20 times to start production of 40,000 units per month (approximately 2,000 units per day) from April 27.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Apr 28, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Toyota Group companies are engaged in full-scale production of medical face shields in Japan, with Toyota largely expanding its production capacity from 500 to 600 units per week by approximately 20 times to start production of 40,000 units per month (approximately 2,000 units per day) from April 27.
  • Toyota Group companies now producing medical face shields include Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc., which provided 3,000 units it produced to Miyagi Prefecture on April 20, and Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu)(1), and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino), which have all started trial production, with Daihatsu and Hino now providing medical face shields to medical facilities in their immediate areas.
  • Additionally, Toyota Industries Corporation plans to produce 10,000 units per month (approximately 500 units per day) from April 29, and Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd. is furthering considerations toward starting production of medical face shields from mid-May.
  • Going forward, the Toyota Group intends to prioritize the provision of the medical face shields it produces to medical facilities and local governments in the localities of the various companies of the group.

Polar Power Achieves Key Milestone in Its Solar Hybrid Systems and DC Generators for Telecom, Residential and Commercial with EPA Certification of its Toyota 1KS Natural Gas / LPG Engine

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 2:00pm

Polar is currently the only US company to achieve EPA certification for this Toyota 1KS engine that operates on natural gas and LPG (liquid petroleum gas refers to propane or combinations of propane and butane gases).

Key Points: 
  • Polar is currently the only US company to achieve EPA certification for this Toyota 1KS engine that operates on natural gas and LPG (liquid petroleum gas refers to propane or combinations of propane and butane gases).
  • This application in Japan has been very successful due to the high fuel efficiency, low maintenance and very long engine life.
  • Polar, from 1998 to 2006, had purchased this Daihatsu engine through US distribution and incorporated it into its solar hybrid and prime power systems for residential and telecom markets.
  • Polar dropped its sales efforts to residential markets but continued offering prime and backup generators using a Kubota engine for its telecom customers.