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Hands-On Approach Brings Thousands Outdoors to Restore, Refurbish, Rehabilitate

Hands-On Approach Brings Thousands Outdoors to Restore, Refurbish, Rehabilitate

September 20, 2018
PLANO, Texas (September 20, 2018) – With a focus on projects in nine states 20 years ago, volunteers set out to unify their work to restore public lands, parks, forests and beaches under the newly organized National Public Lands Day (NPLD). That year, more than 1,500 Toyota team members, families and friends worked together to clean the waters of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. and plant greenery at the National Wildlife Refuge in Seal Beach, California.... more

Toyota announces management change

Toyota announces management change

September 18, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2018) – Rich Valenstein has been named group vice president, revenue management and product profitability, for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA). ... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Florence

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Florence

September 17, 2018
PLANO, Texas, September 17, 2018 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by Hurricane Florence. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas. ... more

Port of Los Angeles Preliminarily Awarded $41 Million from California Air Resources Board to Launch Zero Emissions Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Electric Freight Project

Port of Los Angeles Preliminarily Awarded $41 Million from California Air Resources Board to Launch Zero Emissions Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Electric Freight Project

September 14, 2018
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (September 14, 2018) – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The total project cost for this initial phase is $82,568,872, with partners providing 50.2%, or $41,446,612 in match funding.... more

Student-led Mobility Initiative Tackles Food Deserts in Southern Dallas

Student-led Mobility Initiative Tackles Food Deserts in Southern Dallas

September 12, 2018
DALLAS (September 12, 2018) – In some places in southern Dallas, it’s still difficult to come by a grocery store with fresh fruits and vegetables. While there has been progress, food insecurity in the area is well above the national average.  It’s an issue that students from UNT Dallas, in collaboration with Toyota, aim to tackle.... more

Dallas ISD, Toyota and SMU Collaborate to Support Future STEM-Focused School in West Dallas

Dallas ISD, Toyota and SMU Collaborate to Support Future STEM-Focused School in West Dallas

September 07, 2018
DALLAS (Sept.7, 2018) – Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD), Toyota USA Foundation and SMU have joined together to collaborate on the creation of a new and innovative STEM-focused school in west Dallas.... more

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for August 2018

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for August 2018

September 04, 2018
PLANO, Texas (September 4, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported August 2018 sales of 223,055 units. With the same number of selling days in August 2018 compared to August 2017, sales were down 2.0 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) and volume basis. 
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August 2018 Sales Chart

August 2018 Sales Chart

September 04, 2018

Toyota is on the Road for Another Summer Music Spectacular at the Second Edition of the Los Dells Festival

Toyota is on the Road for Another Summer Music Spectacular at the Second Edition of the Los Dells Festival

August 31, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 31, 2018) — Coined as the largest Latin music festival in the Midwest featuring a lineup of multi-genre artists, Los Dells Festival returns to the Wisconsin Dells on September 1st and 2nd.  Joining the music-filled weekend, Toyota presents the Toyota Music Den stage with a variety of Latin acts sure to delight music enthusiasts.... more

Toyota and Uber Extend Collaboration to Automated Vehicle Technologies

Toyota and Uber Extend Collaboration to Automated Vehicle Technologies

August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018, TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) today announced that they have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale. To accomplish this, technology from each company will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles to be deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing network.... more

Toyota aims to create a more inclusive society via Tokyo 2020

Toyota aims to create a more inclusive society via Tokyo 2020

August 24, 2018
TOKYO (Aug. 24, 2018) – As a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota Motor Corporation is supporting Para sports and contributing to creating a more inclusive society at the grassroots level, as well as through cooperation with The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee) and the broader business community in Japan. During the upcoming Paralympic Games, Toyota will encourage further interest in Para sports around the world while providing “Mobility for All” solutions.... more

Driving the Future – Toyota Team Members Get Connected

Driving the Future – Toyota Team Members Get Connected

August 22, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (August 22, 2018) —The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and Toyota Motor North America Research & Development (TMNA R&D) welcome Toyota team members and their families as they “Get Connected” in the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment (AACVTE). The AACVTE is the world’s largest connected vehicle test environment for the DSRC 5.9GHz V2X technology and operates throughout the city of Ann Arbor.  Led by UMTRI and its partners, the AACVTE builds on the existing deployment, established in 2012. ... more

Toyota once again named to Fortune magazine's Change the World list

Toyota once again named to Fortune magazine's Change the World list

August 21, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2018) – For the third time in four years Toyota has been named to Fortune magazine’s Change the World List. No other auto company has been named more than once.... more

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

August 21, 2018
Just one day after Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, Toyota pledged $1 million to its long-time nonprofit partner SBP (formerly known as St. Bernard Project) to bring much-needed services to the community. Toyota has supported SBP since it began working to help families rebuild their homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The nonprofit Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) has helped SBP make its operations more efficient by applying the principles from the Toyota Production System. With Toyota’s assistance, SBP has reduced the number of days it takes to build a house to 60 from 112.
 
What’s more, SBP has used TPS to train more than 21 nonprofits to be more efficient and effective in their work to help families recover in Southeast Texas. Improving the quality of life in the communities in which we do business is a major goal of Toyota’s philanthropy.
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Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

August 17, 2018
SAN PABLO, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) and Contra Costa College announced a new partnership on August 16 which will boost education and job growth, and address the need for talented and qualified automotive technicians across Northern California.... more

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

August 15, 2018
PONTOTOC, Miss. (August 15, 2018) — Fifty at-risk teens in Pontotoc County have brighter futures thanks to Helping Other People Excel (H.O.P.E.) Afterschool. Toyota Mississippi gifted Transforming Lives Ministries with $50,000 to launch the free 10-month after-school program, which will focus on life skills education.... more

Lexus Design Award 2019 Now Open for Entries—Aspiring Creators to Design a Better Tomorrow

Lexus Design Award 2019 Now Open for Entries—Aspiring Creators to Design a Better Tomorrow

August 09, 2018
NEW YORK (August 9, 2018) — Lexus International today announced a call for entries for the distinguished Lexus Design Award 2019. Since its launch in 2013, the worldwide design competition has always served as a platform for emerging designers and creators whose works can lead to a better future for all. The annual event attracts thousands of upcoming creative talent from around the world, who aspire to win the coveted award for innovative design excellence.... more

Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies

Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies

August 08, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 8, 2018) – When Toyota’s Power of Exchange (POE) conference comes to Dallas this week, it will help connect more than 600 attendees, including diverse suppliers from across the country.... more

Toyota Financial Services President & CEO Mike Groff to Retire, Mark Templin Appointed as Successor

Toyota Financial Services President & CEO Mike Groff to Retire, Mark Templin Appointed as Successor

August 06, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 6, 2018) — Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced today that Mike Groff, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, member of the company’s Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas Region of Toyota Financial Services International Corporation (TFSIC), the direct parent of the company, will retire from these positions effective August 31, 2018. Groff will serve as Executive Advisor to Toyota Financial Services until November 16, 2018. ... more

TMC Announces 2018 First Quarter Financial Results

TMC Announces 2018 First Quarter Financial Results

August 03, 2018
TOYOTA CITY, Japan (August 3, 2018)—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces
its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2018.... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by California and Oregon Wildfires

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by California and Oregon Wildfires

August 03, 2018
Plano, Texas, August 3, 2018 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by wildfires in California and southern Oregon. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas. ... more

July 2018 Sales Chart

July 2018 Sales Chart

August 01, 2018

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for July 2018

Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for July 2018

August 01, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 1, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported July 2018 sales of 208,770 units. With one less selling day in July 2018 compared to July 2017, sales were down 2.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis and down 6.0 percent on volume basis. ... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor North America Announce 2018-2019 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor North America Announce 2018-2019 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 31, 2018
The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has chosen two recipients to receive the 2018-2019 fellowship awards for projects in green energy technology. Selected fellows Professor Kimberly See, California Institute of Technology, and Professor Iryna Zenyuk, University of California, Irvine, will receive restricted grants of $50,000 each to conduct the research outlined in their proposals within one year.... more

Toyota Doubles-Down on Zero Emissions Heavy-duty Trucks

Toyota Doubles-Down on Zero Emissions Heavy-duty Trucks

July 30, 2018
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (July 30, 2018) – Toyota today took the next great leap towards the future of zero-emission trucking, unveiling the second iteration of its hydrogen fuel cell electric Class 8 truck before a crowd of media and industry leaders during the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars in Northern Michigan.... more

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