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Toyota Selects Leviton as an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Provider

August 10, 2011
Torrance, Calif., August 10, 2011 -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) today announced that Leviton has been selected as an approved Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) provider for Toyota customers and dealers.
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Toyota and Tesla Announce Decision to Build RAV4 Electric Vehicle at Toyota's Woodstock, Ontario Production Facility

August 05, 2011
Woodstock, Ontario (August 5, 2011)—Toyota and Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) confirmed today that their jointly-developed RAV4 electric vehicle will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc. (TMMC) in Woodstock, Ontario beginning in 2012.
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Toyota Agrees to Ambitious New Fuel Economy Standards

July 29, 2011
Statement on new U.S. Fuel Economy Standards to be attributed to JAMES LENTZ, PRESIDENT & COO, TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, USA, INC. ...
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Toyota RAV4 EV Coming to Market in 2012

July 19, 2011
Recent reports have incorrectly stated that the 2012 RAV4 EV will only be marketed to fleet and car sharing programs.  We’d like to set the record straight.  The 2012 RAV4 EV will definitely be sold to the general public.
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4-H Advances Environmental Science Education with $1.1 Million from Toyota

May 03, 2011
Chevy Chase, MD (May 3, 2011) –Toyota has announced its continued support of 4-H’s youth-focused water quality and conservation programming with a $1.1 million gift to fund the expansion of 4?H2O Community Projects and sponsor the 2011 4-H National Youth Science Day.
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Toyota to Send 24 Educators on Inaugural Visit to South Africa for Toyota International Teacher Program

April 27, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., April 27, 2011 – A group of 24 U.S. teachers have been selected to travel to South Africa through the Toyota International Teacher Program.... more

Toyota Announces Priority Registration Web Site for All-New Prius Plug-In Hybrid

April 19, 2011
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced the introduction of a new Online Order System that will launch later this year for the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid, the most advanced Prius yet.... more

A $3.1 Million Grant Renewal From The Toyota USA Foundation Expands Environmental Program for Urban Youth

April 08, 2011
NEW YORK, NY (April 8, 2011) – In an effort to diversify the green movement and extend the benefits of nature to urban youth, The Nature Conservancy just announced the expansion of its signature youth program, Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF).... more

Innovative Students Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Environment and Earn $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships

Innovative Students Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Environment and Earn $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships

April 07, 2011
Educating the community about the contamination of lobsters in local and global waters and raising money to purchase solar panels for their school and encouraging others to look into renewable energy were the two top winning projects in the fourth annual Lexus Eco Challenge, an educational program and contest that inspires and empowers middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. 
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Toyota Sells One-Millionth Prius in the U.S.

April 06, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif., April 5, 2011 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced the one-millionth sale of the Toyota Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid gas-electric vehicle, in the United States.... more

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept To Make World Debut at 2011 New York International Auto Show

Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept To Make World Debut at 2011 New York International Auto Show

April 05, 2011
TORRANCE, Calif. (April 5, 2011) – Lexus today announced that the LF-Gh hybrid concept will make its world debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.... more

Toyota Raises Green Consciousness with African American Consumers at the 66th Annual CIAA Basketball Tournament

March 09, 2011
The Toyota Green Initiative, an environmental stewardship platform designed to empower the collegiate audience to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, closed the 2011 CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Tournament by announcing the winner of the first-ever Toyota Green Initiative Contest. Toyota, the Official Automotive Partner of the 2011 CIAA Tournament, raised green consciousness and furthered dialogue around sustainability through a series of events at the tournament.... more

Worldwide Sales of TMC Hybrids Top 3 Million Units

March 07, 2011
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped the 3-million mark, with more than 3.03 million units1 sold worldwide as of February 28, 2011.
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Audubon/Toyota Alliance Seeks Applications for Leadership Development and Innovative Community-Based Conservation Projects

March 03, 2011
TogetherGreen, a conservation alliance between the National Audubon Society and Toyota, is now accepting applications for its 2011 class of  Fellows and Innovation Grantees.... more

Arbor Day Foundation, in Partnership with Toyota, Awards Tree Campus USA Distinction to Record Number of Colleges and Universities

March 02, 2011
More and more colleges and universities across the United States are being recognized for taking care of one of the most valuable resources on campus – trees. Today, the Arbor Day Foundation announced that the number of schools that have been named a Tree Campus USA college or university has more than tripled since the program began in 2008.... more

Defy Convention: Lexus Unleashes Campaign to Launch the All-New CT

March 02, 2011
With the arrival of the all-new CT 200h premium hybrid compact in showrooms later this month, Lexus introduces a vehicle that breaks the mold of conventional hybrids. It delivers what many thought was impossible—a hybrid with sporty, sexy styling, dynamic handling, best in class mileage and all the luxury of a Lexus.... more

Toyota International Teacher Program Now Accepting Applications for Costa Rican Study Program

February 24, 2011
The Toyota International Teacher Program is now accepting applications from full-time middle and high school (7th – 12th grade) teachers of all subjects and librarians for its Costa Rica study tour.  Fully funded by Toyota, the program will provide educators with global, environmental and cultural learning opportunities, and will take place November 19 – December 3, 2011.  Application information is available at www.iie.org/toyota.... more

Toyota Increases Its Presence at 2011 Chicago Auto Show

January 31, 2011
With the start of the Chicago Auto Show a little more than one week away, Toyota is close to completing the largest exhibit the automaker has ever built for an auto show in the United States.  The record-breaking 45,070-square-foot exhibit will highlight new and existing vehicles, as well as the technologies and safety systems that have enabled Toyota to become one of the most revered companies in the auto industry. ... more

Toyota Reveals Prius Family of Vehicles at the North American International Auto Show

Toyota Reveals Prius Family of Vehicles at the North American International Auto Show

January 10, 2011
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., unveiled the Prius family of vehicles today at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. In addition to the current third-generation Prius and Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV), the new Prius v midsize hybrid-electric vehicle and the Prius c Concept vehicle joined the iconic hybrid brand, broadening the appeal of Prius to all ages and lifestyles.... more

Toyota to Reveal Prius Family of Vehicles at the North American International Auto Show

Toyota to Reveal Prius Family of Vehicles at the North American International Auto Show

December 23, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., will stage the world premiere of the Prius family of vehicles at a press conference at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In addition to the current third-generation Prius and Prius Plug-in vehicle (PHV), the first all-new addition to the Prius Family will debut along with a Prius concept vehicle.... more

43 Environmental Projects Receive TogetherGreen Innovation Grants

43 Environmental Projects Receive TogetherGreen Innovation Grants

December 09, 2010
Restoration of a wildlife sanctuary damaged by the Gulf oil spill, conservation internships for urban teenagers, and promotion of sustainable ranching are only three of the 43 projects in 27 states that will receive a total of nearly $1.1 million in the latest round of TogetherGreen Innovation Grants.... more

Toyota to Demo Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in New York City

Toyota to Demo Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles in New York City

December 02, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) announced today that New York City will join the company’s U.S. Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHV) demonstration program. Five new Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHVs) will be used on city streets as part of Toyota’s partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

As part of the demonstration program, two Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles will be handed over to the NYCDOT and three to the Port Authority to be used in their fleets. Aligning with New York City’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, Toyota’s Prius Plug-in Hybrid demonstration program will provide opportunities for both NYCDOT and the Port Authority to look into expanding the use of alternative fuel vehicles in municipal and business fleets.... more

TMC Outlines Eco-car Plans, Battery Research Progress

November 17, 2010
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces details of its plans for “eco-car” development and launches and of progress in next-generation secondary-battery research—both part of environmental technology efforts aimed at limiting oil consumption and reducing carbon dioxide emissions through the use of electricity and other alternative energies.... more

Toyota Debuts 100-Mile Range, RAV4 EV Demonstration Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

Toyota Debuts 100-Mile Range, RAV4 EV Demonstration Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

November 17, 2010
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) debuted today the second-generation Toyota RAV4 EV at a news conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show. A total of 35 vehicles will be built for a demonstration and evaluation program through 2011, aiming at market arrival of a fully-engineered vehicle in 2012. The fully-engineered vehicle will have a target range of 100 miles in actual road driving patterns, in a wide range of climates and conditions.... more

Toyota Issues 2010 North America Environmental Report

November 17, 2010
Toyota today released its tenth annual North America Environmental Report, highlighting the company’s environmental progress over the last fiscal year, ending March 2010.... more

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