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Toyota Sustainable Mobility Seminar
If you're into a bit of green car "state of the union" type of stuff, you could do worse than listening in on Toyota's Sustainable Mobility Seminar today. The king of the hybrids will be streaming the proceedings of the third annual event live, and you can watch it all here, starting at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time today (11:30 Eastern) and starting up again tomorrow at 9 a.m. (noon).
The lunch keynote speaker at Toyota's Sustainable Mobility Seminar today was Scott Samuelsen, director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at University of California, Irvine. When he was talking about the on-campus hydrogen fueling station, he said that the facility was overtaxed by the 15 or so vehicles it refuels on an average day. We asked why so few cars are putting this big a strain on the station, since that's not exactly high traffic. Samuelsen told AutoblogGreen that the station w
Bill Reinert, national manager advanced technology vehicles for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., is a bit of a showman. As we heard in the morning sessions of Toyota's Sustainable Mobility Seminar, the world's got a lot of problems to deal with right now.The afternoon sessions were dedicated to Toyota representatives explaining how Toyota is thinking and responding to these problems. Since the issues are waaaay to big for one company or person or government to do anything about, so don't expect to
As we gathered sleepily in the conference rooms early in the morning, host John Hanson said that Toyota's hope with this one-day seminar was to present the complexity of the sustainability mobility situation and to highlight the challenges that the world is dealing with. The solution is not just the cleaner-than-they-used-to-be four-wheeled vehicles that Toyota is building, but also its partnerships and transportation alternatives, a reduction in how much energy and resource we use, better regul
If you want to find out how absolutely awesome the RAV4-EV, Toyota's all-electric vehicle that was avaible in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is, all you have to do to is talk to someone who still drives one today. We've heard from a lot of people who swear by these aging rides, and wouldn't trade them for anything, today or tomorrow.
In Portland, Oregon today, Toyota held an in-depth backgrounder called the "Toyota Sustainable Mobility Seminar." The short version of the day's message is this: we're in trouble. AutoblogGreen was invited to cover the event and we'll have complete coverage of the six or so hours of presentations and discussion as soon as we get the audio edited and whatnot. Before that, though, a little recap for you before it gets too late tonight so you can compare what happened here with the Chrysler EV news