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Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrids

Toyota, the world’s largest car manufacturer, is recalling about 625,000 hybrid cars worldwide to fix a software glitch. A fault in the software could lead to shutting down the hybrid system, potentially while the car is being driven. Models affected by the recall include Prius V minivans, called Prius Alpa and Prius+ in some markets, that were built between May […]

Toyota Mirai goes the distance

The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has proved it can go the distance, achieving 67 miles per gallon in official US combined city/highway driving calculations, and an estimated driving range of 312 miles on a single tank – a distance further than for any other zero-emissions car on the market. Jim Lentz, Toyota North America CEO, announced the […]

Japanese carmakers expand Takata airbag recall

BBC reports that Japanese car giants Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi have expanded a recall of cars to replace airbags made by Takata. The recalls had initially been issued in North America, but have now been extended to the rest of the world. The carmakers said they were calling back a total of 3.2 million cars globally, affecting nearly 30 models. […]

Toyota scrutinise fuel cell performance

Toyota’s scrutiny is reaching unprecedented levels with a new monitoring system that plots the behaviour of nanometre-sized – one-millionth of millimetre – particles. The focus of its research is the way in which platinum in the fuel cell stack catalyst ‘coarsens’ over time. These changes at particle level have an impact on the metal’s performance supporting the chemical reaction between […]

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