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In Detail: Toyota RAV4 EV

It's no secret that our site closely follows every move of Tesla Motors. They have successfully launched an all-electric sports sedan to critical acclaim. They have a stimulating and opinionated Kyle Thibaut

Toyota president Akio Toyoda gets free Tesla Roadster at Tokyo store opening

Elon Musk presents Akio Toyoda with a Tesla Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

Japanese automakers revise earnings estimates on strength of Yen

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota, has stated that the Japanese automaker is planning to revise its earnings forecast due to the fact that the Yen has reached a 15-year high. The full-year profit forecast was based on a rate of 90 Yen to the US Dollar. It will be reduced to around 80 Yen to USD. The Yen has risen 15 percent against t

Lotus gifts Toyota an Elise with last 2ZZ engine

Lotus CEO Dany Bahar presents Akio Toyoda with a Lotus Elise R – Click for high-res gallery

Report: Toyota getting a unified look

Toyota Venza – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Tesla CTO confirms building two mules for Toyota

AutoblogGreen had the rare opportunity on Friday to chat with Toyota CEO and president Akio Toyoda. During the conversation, he revealed that a prototype vehicle with a Tesla electric drive unit was under construction. Tesla's Chief Technolo

CTO Straubel confirms Tesla is building two electric vehicle mules for Toyota

AutoblogGreen had the rare opportunity on Friday to chat with Toyota CEO and president Akio Toyoda where he revealed a prototype vehicle with a Tesla electric drive unit

Toyota already building EV prototype with Tesla battery pack?

During a interview with a group of American media this afternoon in Nagoya, Japan, Toyota president Akio Toyoda revealed that his company is already in the process of building a prototype electric vehicle with a Tesla battery pack. The statement came in response to questions about the relationship between Toyota and Tesla. As time ran out, we did not have an opportunity for further follow-up o

Breaking: Toyota possibly already building EV prototype with Tesla battery pack

During an interview with a group of American media this afternoon in Nagoya, Japan, Toyota president Akio Toyoda revealed that his company is already in the process of building a prototype electric vehicle with a Tesla battery pack. The statement came in response to questions about the relationship between Toyota and Tesla. As time ran out, we did not have an opportunity for further follow-up

Akio Toyoda apologizes to shareholders, shareholder tells him to stop crying

Now there's some sad things known to man, but ain't too much sadder than the tears of a... CEO? Apparently, at least one Toyota shareholder has seen enough tears and weeping from the company's not-so-fearless leader.

Toyota CEO wants to add "fun to drive" to eco-friendly vehicles

Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid Concept – Click above for image gallery

Toyota CEO wants to add "fun to drive" to eco-friendly vehicles

Toyota MR2 Sports Hybrid Concept – Click above for image gallery

Report: Toyota exec calls F1 "elitest," vows not to return

It might seem redundant to call a racing series that bills itself as the pinnacle of motorsports "elitist" but that's precisely what Toyota's Senior Managing Director for motorsports, Tadashi Yamashina, said during this weekend's 24 Hours of Nurburgring. Toyota withdrew from Formula one at the end of the 2009 season and according to Yamashina the automaker isn't likely to ever return.

LaHood visits Toyota in Japan, won't discuss likelihood of more fines

Akio Toyoda, still working the shovel to extricate Toyota from the hole it's dug, invited U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for a factory visit. When he returned, LaHood said that the Toyota CEO didn't realize how much damage the company's reputation was taking until Toyoda actually came to America and saw for himself.

Toyota earns $1.2B in Q1 amidst recall mess

Conventional wisdom might tell you that Toyota should have lost loads of money last quarter in the wake of the company's largest-ever global recall and safety scandal. Perhaps it shouldn't surprise us too much to hear that conventional wisdom would be all wrong. In reality, Toyota reported a profit between January and March of this year of $1.2 billion.

Former U.S. Sec. of Transportation to lead Toyota Quality Advisory Panel

An independent advisory panel has been formed to help Toyota get a handle on its quality issues. With all of the current headlines relating to Toyota recalls and defects, the independent North American Quality Advisory Panel has been convened to study and give the automaker advice on quality and safety issues affecting its North American operations. Besides working closely with the Nort

House committee releases Toyota execs' opening statements for tomorrow's hearing

The Congressional hearings entitled "Response by Toyota and NHTSA to Incidents of Sudden Unintended Acceleration" may have started today, but the actual response by Toyoda – that's Akio Toyoda with a "D," head of the Japanese automaker – will come tomorrow.

Toyoda officially invited to attend House Oversight Commitee meeting on Toyota safety - UPDATE: Guess who's coming to D.C.?

Just yesterday, Toyota Motor Company's president Akio Toyoda (yep, the grandson of the company's founder) indicated that he had no intention of attending a February 24 Congressional hearing before the House Oversight Committee. Instead, Toyoda said that Yoshimi Inaba, president of Toyota's operations in North America, will appear on

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