Toyota will flip the switch on its methane generator at its Georgetown, KY, plant on November 23, and the gas will come from a nearby landfill. The system can generate one megawatt per hour, and it can expand in the future if necessary.
Toyota has announced plans to start producing the RAV4 crossover at its Cambridge North Assembly Plant in Ontario starting in 2019, joining the Corolla already manufactured there and the Lexus RX at the adjoining facility to the south.
Toyota is celebrating Back to the Future at SEMA this year, with a Tacoma pickup made to look just like Marty's and a Mirai fuel cell vehicle done up like Doc Brown's time machine in place of the DeLorean.
Toyota Racing Development arrives at SEMA this year with five concepts, based on the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, and Land Cruiser. If the public likes them, they just might even go into production.
By combining data from the OBD-II port and vehicle relays, the Kickstarter for the Voyo claims to give drivers access to useful automotive features right from their smartphone. In addition to reams of useful data and the ability to control the locks, some models can even get a form of stop/start.