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Toyota, Honda, Nissan Support Fuel Cell Vehicle Refueling Infrastructure

fuel cell vehicle graphic
Here’s what a typical engine that powers a Toyota Fuel Cell vehicle looks like. We hope it glows in real life too.

All of the major Japanese automakers including Toyota, Honda, and Nissan have agreed to bolster an expanded fuel cell vehicle (FCV) refueling infrastructure in their home country—appropriately named the Joint Hydrogen Infrastructure Support Project.

As part of the partnership, the three manufacturers will subsidize one third of the annual operating expenses up to a maximum of 11 million yen (about $90,000) for any hydrogen refueling station that applies and is accepted into the program.

The Toyota Mirai, which has just been rated by the EPA at 67 MPGe and a 312-mile range, is already experiencing high demand. The country is expecting to have 6,000 FCVs on the road by 2020 and possibly even 100,000 just five years later, as more and more people become aware of the advantages of fuel cell vehicles and as the infrastructure to support them continues to expand.

Given a few years, we might even see the same progress in North America and, eventually, at Haddad Toyota!

Creativity at Work – Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
Toyota’s Dream Car Art Contest is designed to help inspire future generations to be creative and become future engineers and auto designers.

Whether you’ve always wanted a tough-offing pick up, a speed racecar, a classic car, or even just the latest sedan at its highest trim level, we’ve all got that one car that we see when close our eyes at night. Well, Toyota wanted to figure out just what sorts of cars kids, their future buyers, were dreaming about so they decided to have an international Dream Car Art Contest.

This art contest has three categories: under 8 years old, 8-11 years old, and 12-15 years old. The entries for all three categories were judged based on artistry, individuality, and execution.

“These are genuine works of art,” said Cheech Marin, actor and art collector. “I can easily imagine these Dream Cars on the walls of a gallery or someone’s home. To see such talent coming from our nation’s children is truly an inspiration, and I look forward to seeing what these artists will create in the future.”

Check out the artwork produced by the United States Winners who are moving onto the final rounds of the contest in Toyota’s flickr album and check back with us at Haddad Toyota to keep up to date with all the latest Toyota news!

Toyota Fuel Efficiency in An Unexpected Place

2014 Toyota Prius Hybrid
When most people think about Toyota Fuel efficiency, they only think about the Toyota Prius or toher Toyota Hybrids. But, Toyota has some great fuel efficient options in some surprising places.

When discussions of Toyota fuel efficiency come up, everyone’s minds immediately jump to hybrid technology. People love to talk about the great the fuel economy of the Toyota Prius, Camry Hybrid, Sonata Hybrid, or really, any Toyota hybrid. While the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid ranks first on U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the best hybrid cars, and the 2014 Toyota Prius ranks fourth and are certainly great fuel efficient options, they are not Toyota’s only fuel efficient options. Many people often skim over Toyota’s non-car models when looking for a fuel efficient vehicle and this is often a mistake.

Recently the two-wheel drive 2014 Toyota Tacoma was given the title of the most fuel efficient small pickup truck by Design News. This Toyota pickup gets an EPA estimated 25 MPG Highway and 21 MPG city. Of course, you can find Toyota fuel-efficiency in an SUV as well. The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid was named the most fuel efficient in the standard SUV category,  getting an EPA estimated 28 MPG Highway and 27 MPG City.

No matter what size vehicle you need, Toyota has a fuel efficient option for you. Be sure to stop by Haddad Toyota to check out these great cars and see which one fits with your lifestyle.