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Toyota Turns to Cows for Hydrogen Power

There are a lot of amazing things on the way from our favorite Japanese automaker, and the hydrogen-powered 2016 Toyota Mirai is certainly one of them. As cool as this technology is, we still wonder how the hydrogen is made. Well, Toyota has answered the question and the explanation is a bit weirder than we expected.

Turns out, they convert cow manure into hydrogen using a several-step process. After stripping away everything except methane, they…

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Gets the Royal Treatment in Monaco

It goes without saying, there are perks to being a prince. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco recently was the first of all drivers in Europe to get behind the wheel of the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, but it's not just afforded to His Serene Highness because it can be, rather, it's all part of an effort to promote eco-friendly cars in the Principality of Monaco.

Prince Albert II, believe it…

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Another Toyota Hybrid On The Horizon - The 2013 Toyota Avalon

Not only is the 2013 Toyota Avalon getting a refreshed look, but it's also becoming more eco-friendly too. Looking to add versatility to the sedan, Toyota has announced that the Avalon will now come with a hybrid option that can help drivers in the Temple area enjoy all the features the vehicle has to offer, with filling up at the pump being the last thing on their minds.

Using the Hybrid Synergy Drive system…

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Toyota To Push The Technological Boundaries at Le Mans

Traditionally, 24 Hours of Le Mans is about the cars that can go the fastest for the longest amount of time. The 56 cars that make the rounds at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France travel at an average speed of about 185 miles an hour for one entire day - and only the strongest contenders will make it through to the end. Only the best can win.

For the last decade, the best has…

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2012 Prius Plug-In Finally Gets EPA Rating

With gas prices creeping closer and closer to the $5 a gallon mark, and projections for prices that high by the summer, you may be looking to save some money at the pump. And for most, this means turning to hybrid models of their favorite vehicle in order to use less gas when traveling. But today, Don Ringler Toyota is here to ask, "what stop there?"

Specifically, Toyota is launching a plug-in hybrid version of…

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Past, Present and Future of Toyota Hybrid Technologies

Toyota has quite the extensive history when it comes to creating fuel-sipping hybrid vehicles, starting with the Toyota Prius in the late 1990s. Did you know that, as President and Chief Operating Officer for Toyota North America, Yoshi Inaba, states "according to a recent study, if everyone in the U.S. drove a Prius, we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil by 70%?"1 Over the last 15 years the Prius has saved drivers…

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Toyota Launching Six New Hybrids in 2012

Toyota recently announced that they'd be bringing six new hybrid models to the market in the 2012 model year. This doesn't include the new Toyota Prius v, upcoming Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, or even the recently-announced Toyota Prius C. Rather, Toyota has said that their goal is to further expand its hybrid offerings.

More specifically, the Japanese automaker is claiming that two of these six new models will be released under the luxury…

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