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Toyota's Global Sales and Production Up Year-on-Year in September

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 4:57am

In addition to these measures, Toyota has enjoyed the support of customers around the world who use Toyota vehicles, and as a result, in September both global sales and global production recovered and exceeded the previous year's levels.

Key Points: 
  • In addition to these measures, Toyota has enjoyed the support of customers around the world who use Toyota vehicles, and as a result, in September both global sales and global production recovered and exceeded the previous year's levels.
  • - Results in September were driven primarily by sales in the U.S. and China, and global sales were up approximately 2 percent year-on-year.
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    Results in September were driven primarily by production in China and Japan, and production was up approximately 12 percent year-on-year.
  • Strong sales of the Levin and Corolla had an impact, and production was up approximately 49 percent year-on-year.

Toyota's GR Yaris Makes Its Dynamic Debut at the Goodwood Speedweek

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:41am

In the rally stage (Rally Sprint) held from October 16 through 18, the new GR Yaris was driven as the zero car(3).

Key Points: 
  • In the rally stage (Rally Sprint) held from October 16 through 18, the new GR Yaris was driven as the zero car(3).
  • In addition, in the Motorsports Circuit special stage (First Glance), the GR Yaris was driven in public.
  • As for GR production vehicles, the GR Supra limited edition(5) also appeared at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.
  • Master driver Morizo also participated through video, sharing through images his passion for motorsports, the development of the GR Yaris, and the experience of riding in the passenger seat of the GR Yaris.

Toyota: Launch of a Preparatory Committee for "Japan Hydrogen Association (JH2A)"

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:06am

By establishing a hydrogen society as well as partnering with various stakeholders, JH2A will look to cultivate the hydrogen industry and promote initiatives toward its development.

Key Points: 
  • By establishing a hydrogen society as well as partnering with various stakeholders, JH2A will look to cultivate the hydrogen industry and promote initiatives toward its development.
  • Working together with other companies, local governments, and organizations who are willing to support such initiatives, the preparatory committee aims to establish a new organization at the beginning of December.
  • As many countries accelerate initiatives toward realizing a hydrogen society, possibilities and issues related to promoting the use of hydrogen to reduce CO2 emissions have been debated in Japan.
  • Various corporations are partnering for the expansion of demand of hydrogen, the supply of low cost hydrogen, and promotion of the use of hydrogen.

Toyota: Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Truck Verification Tests to Start in Spring 2022

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:22am

Toyota and Hino are jointly developing heavy-duty FCETs, and Asahi Group, NLJ, Seino Transportation, Yamato Transport, and Toyota will perform the road trials in their logistics operations.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota and Hino are jointly developing heavy-duty FCETs, and Asahi Group, NLJ, Seino Transportation, Yamato Transport, and Toyota will perform the road trials in their logistics operations.
  • The heavy-duty FCETs used in highway transportation must have an adequate range and load capacity as well as being able to refuel quickly.
  • Fuel cell systems, which are powered by high-energy-density hydrogen, are believed to be effective for the electrification of heavy-duty trucks.
  • Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the global mobility company that introduced the Prius hybrid-electric car in 1997 and the first mass-produced fuel cell sedan, Mirai, in 2014.

Ogier on the Podium, Evans Remains Championship Leader for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:36am

Elfyn Evans finished fourth and continues to lead the drivers' championship, 14 points ahead of his team-mate Ogier and 24 in front of the driver in third.

Key Points: 
  • Elfyn Evans finished fourth and continues to lead the drivers' championship, 14 points ahead of his team-mate Ogier and 24 in front of the driver in third.
  • Having been particularly disadvantaged by opening the road on Friday, fourth place overall also represents a good result for Evans and his co-driver Scott Martin.
  • Both Ogier and Evans claimed additional bonus points towards the championship with the third and fourth-best times respectively in the Power Stage.
  • Seb did a brilliant job this morning to close the gap to the leader and it was a really exciting battle.

JR East, Hitachi and Toyota to Develop Hybrid (Fuel Cell) Railway Vehicles Powered by Hydrogen

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 6:29am

By collaborating to develop these test railway vehicles, we aim to further improve the environmental superiority of railways and realize a sustainable society.

Key Points: 
  • By collaborating to develop these test railway vehicles, we aim to further improve the environmental superiority of railways and realize a sustainable society.
  • Combining their railway and automotive technologies, namely JR East's railway vehicle design and manufacturing technologies.
  • Together, they will create hybrid (fuel cell) test vehicles with the aim of achieving the high-power output control necessary to drive railway vehicles, which are much larger than automobiles.
  • Toyota will develop the fuel cell device and Hitachi will develop the hybrid drive system.