Toyota

Toyota's origins can be traced back to its founding principles of contributing to society by making vehicles. By also making serious endeavors to resolve social issues related to mobility, we are seeking to realize the Toyota Global Vision. When putting these efforts into practice, we diligently reinforce Toyota's true competitiveness in order to grow as steadily as a tree adding annual growth rings and take on challenges for the future as we boldly create new value.

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May 2016
In her book Green Giants: How Smart Companies Turn Sustainability into Billion-Dollar Businesses,...
News & Views
May 2016

Earlier this month, engineers at the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA) announced they made a breakthrough in magnesium battery technology that could lead...

Press Piece
May 2016

In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Toyota is pleased to announce that it awarded scholarships to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students for post-secondary education in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The annual scholarship is offered through a collaborative...

Press Piece
May 2016

Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to supporting the sale of green vehicles, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its third Asset-Backed Green Bond in the amount of $1.6 billion. TFS revolutionized the Green Bond market by introducing the auto industry's first-ever Asset-Backed Green Bond in 2014. Green Bonds are an important component of...

News & Views
Feb 2016

When it comes to fuel economy, lightweight design and temperature control are important considerations for cars and airplanes alike – and the impact of a coat of paint might surprise you. Vehicles with more reflective coatings or with less paint can be more efficient.

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News & Views
Jan 2016

World-class adventurer, extreme sportsman, author and entrepreneur Albert Bosch has done it all … from climbing the world’s seven highest summits to a solo trek across Antarctica to competing in nine Dakar Rallies and multiple ultra-marathons, to this month releasing his latest book, ...

News & Views
Oct 2015

Toyota recently announced a set of goals to be achieved over the next 35 years, which address key global environmental issues such as climate change, water shortages, resource depletion and degradation of biodiversity.

The Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050 aims to reduce the negative impact of manufacturing and driving...

News & Views
Jul 2015

Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. have shared details regarding a new joint support project for the development of hydrogen station infrastructure in Japan. In addition to partially covering the operating costs of hydrogen stations, the three automakers...

News & Views
May 2015

San Diego, Calif., Aurora, Colo., Torrance, Calif., Poway Calif. and Hermosa Beach, Calif. are the cities with the highest percentage of residents that made pledges during a monthlong campaign in April to promote water efficiency.

The 2015 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, organized by the Wyland Foundation...

News & Views
Apr 2015

Meaningful Brands®Havas Media Group’s metric of brand strength – is the first global study to show how our quality of life and wellbeing connects with brands at both a human and business level. The study includes 1,000 brands, 300,000 people, 12...

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Apr 2015

In 2015, Toyota will launch its first-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. This will mark a turning point, not only for the automotive industry but for all of us. Like any turning point in history, the hydrogen movement comes with its challenges. It needs supports from progressive motorists, fuel providers, and alternative fuel advocates...

News & Views
Feb 2015

Tom Catania’s role at Whirlpool Corporation wasn’t specifically to shape the company’s sustainability efforts. But in more than 25 years with the appliance manufacturer, the last 14 as Vice President for Government Affairs, Catania’s job called on him to help identify public policy conflicts and bring together...

News & Views
Jan 2015

Toyota has announced it will invite royalty-free use of approximately 5,680 hydrogen fuel cell related patents held globally, including critical technologies developed for the new Toyota Mirai.

The list includes around 1,970 patents related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell...

News & Views
Aug 2014

We all know children have the power to imagine just about anything, so the ingenuity that’s burst forth in response to Toyota’s 8th annual Dream Car of the Day campaign should come as no surprise. Not only have hundreds of children around the world...

News & Views
Jul 2014

French long-distance ride-sharing service BlaBlaCar has raised a solid $100 million from VC funding — the largest VC funding ever for a French startup — to expand its service and network globally. The funding was led by Index Ventures, with contributions from existing investors Accel Partners, ISAI and...

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