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Toyota

  • By: Sarah Boslaugh
  • In: Green Business: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Nevin Cohen & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Sustainability, Environmental Policy & Law (general)

The Japanese multinational company Toyota is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world and produces one of the most popular brands of imported cars in the United States. Toyota introduced the first mass-produced gas/electric hybrid car (the Prius) in 2000 and continues to be an innovation leader in developing energy efficient and alternate fuel vehicles.

A bus shelter in Chicago with solar panels designed by Toyota. The panels help run fans and circulate air, similar to what Toyota offers in some Prius models, which have fans to draw in outside air to cool the car when parked in the sun
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Toyota was established in Japan in 1937 as the Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. and began doing business in the United States in 1957 ...

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