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Bankrupt Better Place sold to Sunrise group for about $12 million

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Better Place With a fresh, kid-friendly look on the official website (see above), there appears to be new life in Better Place. The Israeli electric vehicle charging and battery swap station company was approved for sale to Sunrise for almost $5 million. In May, Better Place announced bankruptcy proceedings. Sunrise is the company […] […]

Toyota Saves Trees…by the Billions

How do you save a few billion trees and a billion bucks?  Boot the box. Kick the carton. Punt the packaging. More than a decade ago, Toyota began using returnable containers for shipping parts and accessories. The environmental impact so far: saving 220 million pounds of wood and 145 million pounds of cardboard, […] […]

Toyota Donates $50,000 to Help Victims and Families Affected by Arizona Fire

NEW YORK (July 10, 2013) — Toyota today announced a $50,000 donation, to be divided between the 100 Club of Arizona and the Yarnell (Ariz.) Community Center, to aid and support families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives and the families who lost their homes in the recent Arizona fire. Visit […] […]

Toyota Partners with Eco-Savvy Influencers on 2013 Prius MPG Challenge

WEST CALDWELL, N.J., July 10th, 2013 — Building on the success of wave one of the Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge, Toyota today launched wave two of the competition, which brings together seven prolific environmental influencers from N.Y., N.J. and Conn. These ecologically-conscious influencerswill borrow Prius Plug-In vehicles and compete against one another […] […]

Toyota issued 1,491 patents in 2012 to take automaker top spot

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Hybrid, Toyota Toyota beat all its carmaker competitors for the title of most US patent filings last year, hands down. The Intellectual Property Owners Association reported that Toyota had 1,491 patents issued in 2012 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. So, what is Toyota doing to generate that many patents? Two […] […]