Toyota's eight Mirai dealers in California are getting ready to start selling the hydrogen fuel cell sedans in October. One of these showrooms is even willing to turn potential customers away if they aren't right for the model.
Toyota is recalling 625,000 Prius models worldwide for faulty hybrid ECU software. The issue affects 109,000 units of the 2012-2014 Prius V in the US. In some cases, it can cause the vehicles to stop functioning while driving.
NHTSA is considering whether to open an investigation into unintended acceleration claims in the 2009 Lexus ES350. An owner claims the sedan surged forward while pulling into a parking space in February 2015 and caused a crash.
Japanese authorities are expected to release former Toyota executive Julie Hamp from custody on July 8, and she may not be charged. Hamp was accused of allegedly attempting to illegally bring Oxycodone pills into the country through the mail.
Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are partnering in Japan to offer up to $90,000 a year per station to subsidize the operation of hydrogen refueling stations. The program is expected to run through 2020 and could cost as much as an estimated $49 million.