Over the past three and a half decade the Toyota Camry has been our favorite midsized sedan. This car has become a family tradition in many homes because of the perfect fit it has for the family. The Camry can be your daily commuter car, […]
Most of the automotive world is working to reduce emissions and provide more fuel-efficiency while pulling more power out of small engines. This sounds like a nearly impossible task, but most of the automotive world is doing this by using some form of forced induction […]
Do you remember wanting a vehicle that had cruise control in it? This was meant to be a feature that helped you on the highway so that you could maintain a speed that you set and give your feet a break from having to try and maintain the speed you want. Unfortunately, and as much as we admire what cruise control has been for us, the need to have a more dynamic feature is present. Rather than having a system that simply maintains one set speed which then would require you to react to changing speeds of the vehicles around you, Toyota has developed something more.
It’s not just a pretty tag line or a way to keep those who are deeply committed to environmental protection to leave Toyota alone, this company is truly dedicated to helping to protect and preserve the environment we currently have. This commitment includes environmental improvement […]
Each car show has its own variety of personality in order to allow car manufactures to know what they should bring to the show. The Detroit Auto Show is the one where the newest production models show up to be the spring start, the SEMA show is made for tuners and aftermarket parts creators and the Tokyo Motor Shows seems to be one where the futuristic models can showcase themselves without worry of ridicule. This year it seemed as if many of the vehicles that have adorned the screen in Japanese comics had jumped off the pages and made their way to the showroom floor, which certainly made for an intriguing lineup.
Batteries on hybrid vehicles lose their ability to maintain a proper charge for powering a vehicle over time, but that doesn’t mean they are useless. The nickel metal hydride battery packs used in Toyota vehicles can be put to use for other purposes. One of those purposes is to keep Yellowstone National Park lit up with solar power stored in donated batteries.
208 of these batteries are currently being used at Yellowstone to act as offline power for their solar power grid. These batteries, which came from Camry hybrids, are plugged into the system. Toyota has been heading in this direction since 2014 when they started solidifying deals with Indy Power Systems, Sharp USA SolarWorld, Patriot Solar, National Park Service and Yellowstone Park Foundation. (more…)