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Toyota makes its hybrid vehicle patents free to use
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3rd Apr 2019
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Toyota makes its hybrid vehicle patents free to use

Toyota will make roughly 23,740 electrified vehicle patents available for royalty-free use until the end of 2030, as it looks to drive development of hybrid vehicles around the world. The automaker says it's making the move to "further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles, and in so doing, help governments, automakers, and society at large accomplish goals related to climate change".
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Derek Fung
Toyota Mirai trials set for Hobson's Bay
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4th Nov 2018
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Toyota Mirai trials set for Hobson's Bay

Hobson's Bay has announced a 12-week trial of the Toyota Mirai, with three hydrogen fuel-cell sedans bound for the beachside city council's fleet. The trial, which starts today, will put the fuel-cell sedan in the hands of council members on regular day-to-day duties. According to the mayor, Angela Altair, the results will be fed back to Toyota to help it better understand what's required for hydrogen vehicles to work on fleets.
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Scott Collie
Toyota Project Portal Beta fuel-cell truck unveiled
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1st Aug 2018
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Toyota Project Portal Beta fuel-cell truck unveiled

Toyota has unveiled its second hydrogen fuel-cell Class 8 heavy-duty truck at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan. The new truck is dubbed Beta, and is part of its Project Portal program. Like the original Alpha truck, the new Beta model uses two "off-the-lot" Mirai drivetrains running in series, hooked up to a 12kWh lithium-ion battery. The combined setup generates over 500kW of power, and 1796Nm of torque.
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Derek Fung
Toyota, Honda, Nissan team up on hydrogen network in Japan
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17th Dec 2017
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Toyota, Honda, Nissan team up on hydrogen network in Japan

Eleven Japanese companies, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan, will work together to create a network of hydrogen refuelling stations across Japan. Joining the three automakers are six energy and infrastructure companies (JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy, Idemitsu Kosan, Iwatani, Tokyo Gas, Toho Gas, and Air Liquide), as well as two financial firms (Toyota Tsusho, and the Development Bank of Japan).
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Derek Fung
Toyota reveals fuel-cell concepts for Tokyo
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19th Oct 2017
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Toyota reveals fuel-cell concepts for Tokyo

Toyota has revealed a pair of hydrogen fuel-cell concepts for the Tokyo motor show - the aptly-named Fine-Comfort Ride concept and the Sora bus concept. Following the announcement of the Concept-i family of autonomous electric vehicles earlier this week, these two new vehicles focus more on Toyota's expertise in fuel-cell technology.
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James Wong