California officials drives hydrogen highway

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, along with California Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and GO-Biz Deputy Director of Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Tyson Eckerle, led a caravan of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) through the San Joaquin Valley from Santa Monica to Sacramento to highlight the cars' range and [...]

There’s a Clemson carbon tiger in your Toyota

There's a Tiger in your tank Just about the same time Toyota ditches Scion because the millennials aren't buying them, Toyota comes out with a concept code-named The Deep Orange 6. It's probably just a coincidence that the next-generation Toyota concept vehicle was developed and engineered by students from Clemson University, home of the Black [...]

By |2020-01-30T06:50:25-08:00April 12th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Concept cars, Technology, Toyota|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pre-Owned Value Awards (POVA) Toyota Infiniti

Pre-Owned Value Awards (POVA) TrueCar announced the winners of its 1st annual Pre-Owned Value Awards (POVA), ranking Toyota and Infiniti as the top Mainstream Brand and Premium Brand, respectively. POVA identifies used vehicles that represent excellent value for consumers based on future resale retention. POVAs recognize the pre-owned model year 2014 vehicles across 27 segments [...]

2016 Toyota Prius models with Heather Willis vehicle specialist

Heather Willis is the vehicle specialist for the 2016 Toyota Prius models. Willis wants to talk all about the double wishbone suspension that makes the Prius so much more fun to drive, but there is more than one Prius, and sometimes that can be confusing. There are six models - all models use 1.8-Liter 4-cylinder [...]

By |2018-04-26T12:34:30-07:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Toyota, Video|Tags: |0 Comments

Kentaro Tomo, Grand Master of the Toyota Prius hybrid

Kentaro Tomo, Grand Master of Hybrid, Toyota Motor Corp (TMC) talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the new gear set in the Toyota Prius. Tomo-san talks (through his interpreter) about the new planetary gear set and where the force is transmitted. What are the benefits of this change? increase in fuel [...]

By |2018-04-26T11:35:59-07:00January 24th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Toyota, Video|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Toyota Prius, emissions, and the Toyota Mirai fuel cell

Toyota Prius battery Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the all new 2016 Toyota Prius and the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle. The 2016 Toyota Prius comes in different models and different batteries; a Nickel Metal Hydride or a Lithium Ion [...]

2016 Toyota Prius on Doron Levin’s Sirius 121 “In The Drivers Seat”

Doron Levin, host of "In The Drivers Seat" Sirius Channel 121, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked about the 2016 Toyota Prius on Doron Levin's Sirius 121 "In The Drivers Seat". About the 2016 Toyota Prius Doron and I test drove the new Toyota Prius in Dana Point, California. A great [...]

By |2016-09-25T18:58:08-07:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Toyota|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

2016 Toyota Prius Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

2016 Toyota Prius The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius has a safety technology called Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). DRCC is designed to be used exclusively on highways and similar roads. This is not the normal way Kimatni drives. I asked my colleague Kimatni to watch his smartphone instead of looking like he was paying attention [...]

By |2020-05-20T19:37:23-07:00November 18th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Technology, Toyota, Video|0 Comments

2016 Toyota Prius unveil in Las Vegas, Nevada

Toyota's Press Release: Beyond Possible: The Sky's the Limit for the All-New 2016 Prius at Las Vegas World Premiere Event • Striking exterior design ushers in new hybrid era • New platform and rear double wishbone suspension dial up driving dynamics • Ten percent fuel economy improvement on core models; highest MPG without [...]

By |2017-03-22T07:59:52-07:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Manufacturers, Technology, Toyota|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Denise McClugagge 1927-2015, You mattered on Driving the Nation

Denise McClugagge, you mattered Denise McClugagge passed away this week. The legendary McClugagge was a co-founder of Autoweek and so much more. Twitter, Facebook and media posts were lit up today with tributes to McClugagge. There are two words that summed her up the best...you mattered. YOU MATTERED. In a world of fifteen seconds of [...]

By |2020-01-20T17:03:31-08:00May 7th, 2015|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Celebrities, Toyota|0 Comments