Toyota has opened access to its patents for hydrogen car

January 14, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Patents can be the starting point of the production of fuel cells, building networks of gas stations, ensuring at the same time, further development of the technology of environmentally friendly cars.
Famous automobile company Toyota has opened access for everyone to his 5600 patents that are relevant to hydrogen, fuel cells and hydrogen fuel technology use in cars.
It should be noted that access to patents granted under the terms of a one-off payment and the purpose of the event is the company’s commitment to expand the scope of the Toyota technology of hydrogen fuel cells, hydrogen production and related infrastructure with a view, first of all, on the conceptual hydrogen car Toyota Mirai, which the near future will go into mass production.

Toyota Mirai  pics

Toyota Mirai picture

Hydrogen Toyota Mirai will be available in summer

January 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Sales of the first Toyota car on hydrogen fuel will begin in Japan in April 2015 and in the European market and the US car will appear in late summer. In the US market price of Toyota Mirai will be around 60 000 dollars, but thanks to government subsidies for cleaner transport, the price can be reduced by 15 000 – $ 20 000.
Hydrogen car from Toyota was named Mirai, which is combined with the introduction of new technologies. Translated from the Japanese name of the hydrogen car is “The Future.” Yes, indeed, in the near future such cars will be more spread around the world, and they are in fact our future. But it will not end automotive progress, and will be inventing new technology. I wonder how will refer to the name of the “future” of the car in 10 years, when it becomes frankly “past.”

Hydrogen Toyota Mirai pics

Hydrogen Toyota Mirai picture

Toyota and BMW started to develop a joint model

January 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Toyota and BMW have announced the beginning of work on the first prototypes of the joint model. Engineers from both brands will design the platform of the future sports car, which is scheduled to launch by 2017.
The development of chassis for mid-sized sports car sharing is part of the agreement signed by BMW and Toyota in January 2013th. It provides for cooperation between the two companies in the development of the power plant on fuel cells, lightweight composite materials and a new type of battery.
After signing the contract, the engineers have begun to assess the technical requirements of the project of the future sports car. To complete it is originally planned by the end of last year, but the process was delayed significantly. Why did this happen, the company did not specify.

Toyota FT-1 concept pics

Toyota FT-1 concept picture

Serial hydrogen Toyota Mirai went on sale

December 21, 2014 at 3:54 pm

The Japanese automaker plans to the end of the year to invest in the production of the more than $ 160 million and the release of 700 vehicles with fuel cells. 400 vehicles are intended for the Japanese market, 200 pieces – for the US, and the rest – for Europe. In 2016, the number of such vehicles could rise to 2.1 thousand cars. In addition, Japanese automakers expect to significantly increase production of cars with hydrogen fuel cells in the next five years. In particular for the Summer Olympics in 2020, which will be held in Tokyo, the company plans to produce up to 50 000 units per year. By 2030, every tenth car in Japan will run on hydrogen.

Serial hydrogen Toyota Mirai image

Serial hydrogen Toyota Mirai pics

New updated Tacoma pickup 2016

December 15, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Toyota has announced the forthcoming premiere of the updated Tacoma pickup of 2016 model year, which will premiere at the Auto Show in Detroit in January 2015. Judging by the photos, Toyota Tacoma 2016 pick-up will get the vertical taillights and bumpers painted in body color. In addition, an intriguing and very legible picture shows additional plastic protection. Official information about the new product is a closely guarded secret. As previously reported, the updated Toyota Tacoma pickup 2016 model year must obtain impressive changes in the interior and exterior, as well as a new engine and transmission.

2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD image

2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD pics

Updated Toyota Camry sedan got a new base engine

December 13, 2014 at 11:27 pm

First base engine was a 2.0 unit issuing 148 hp and 190 Nm. It was replaced by “aspirated”, developed from scratch. “Four” with the same impact on the working volume is almost the same – 150 forces and 199 Nm. But now it has a combined fuel injection and a new valve timing mechanism with which the engine is able to operate both Otto cycle and the Atkinson cycle (later closing of the intake valves for better efficiency). Also, the new engine was replaced by a partner – a place quad “machine” took six-analogue sending traction on the front axle with brakes. From zero to 100 km / h Camry 2.0 accelerates for 10.4 s (predecessor scored first hundred in 12.5 seconds). Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 7.2 l / 100 km (13% less).

Updated Toyota Camry  pics

Updated Toyota Camry image

Toyota Prius V has received an updated look

December 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm

At the LA Auto Show, Toyota introduced a hybrid updated compact van Prius V. Appearance of the car became a bit more “aggressive” and in the cabin there is a planned modernization of the interior. The price for the US market is starting at 26,675 dollars. With each update “Prius” become more like the other, non-hybrid model of the brand. Prius V presented at the Motor Show has a new front bumper and grille, and modified headlamps. In addition, manufacturer has added three new colors in the palette of the model – different variations of black, red and brown. The driver of the car should please a new driver’s seat with power adjustable in eight directions and multimedia complex Toyota Entune, equipped with 6.1-inch touch screen. At the same time dashboard top configuration obtained an increase from 3.5 to 4.2 inches of TFT-monitor, which displays information from the climate and navigation systems.

Toyota Prius V 2016 new look pics

Toyota Prius V 2016 new look picture