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Thriving at 50 – Toyota Celebrates North American Manufacturing Milestone

September 26th, 2022 by

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2022) – It all started in 1972 when Toyota announced its first manufacturing investment in North America. Today the automaker’s Long Beach, California, operation, TABC, Inc., celebrated 50 years of paving the way for Toyota to become a gold standard in advanced manufacturing. Building on five decades of quality, TABC…

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Toyota Announces $2.5 Billion Expansion of North Carolina Plant with 350 Additional Jobs and BEV Battery Capacity

September 2nd, 2022 by

Toyota’s global investment climbs up to $5.6 billion, supporting electrification efforts  LIBERTY, N.C. (Aug. 31, 2022) – Toyota announced an additional investment of $2.5 billion in its newest North American facility, Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina (TBMNC). This investment adds capacity to support battery electric vehicle (BEV) battery production and adds 350 jobs, bringing the total employment to approximately 2,100. Scheduled…

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5 Things to Remember When Driving an EV This Summer

August 11th, 2022 by

Planning a fun road trip in your EV this summer? Then you’re going to want to read this! As an electric vehicle owner, you’re most likely calculating your battery’s range and planning the trip accordingly, so we put together some tips to help you out. While battery technology in EVs has made substantial progress in…

4 Tips to Keep Your Car Looking Great

July 8th, 2022 by

Whether you’re a car enthusiast or simply a daily driver, keeping your car clean is always a must. While it may seem like a daunting task to keep your car clean, it truly isn’t, especially with our Steven Toyota helpful car cleaning tips. As with any chore, the more you keep up with cleaning your…

Toyota to Collaborate with Redwood Materials on a Sustainable, Closed-Loop Electrified Vehicle Battery Ecosystem

July 6th, 2022 by

Areas include end-of-life battery solutions for its battery ecosystem, including battery collection, testing & evaluation, remanufacturing, recycling and battery materials production PLANO, Texas and CARSON CITY, Nev. (June 21, 2022) – Toyota Motor North America (Toyota), as part of its commitment to reduce its environmental footprint year after year and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050,…

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Electric Vehicles are More Practical Than You Think. Here’s Why

June 9th, 2022 by
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As fuel prices soar and climate change becomes a larger public concern, the need for electric vehicles becomes clearer and clearer. Despite the growing need for electric vehicles, there is no shortage of negative rumors surrounding the vehicles. You’ll hear about “range anxiety” or how rare materials are used to build batteries for EVs. The…

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Toyota Supports Uvalde Community

June 3rd, 2022 by

PLANO, Texas (June 2, 2022) – Toyota Motor North America together with Gulf States Toyota and GSFSGroup are donating $250,000 to support counseling and bereavement services for families and others impacted by the Uvalde, Texas, tragedy. Family Services Association, San Antonio, which offers counseling and survivor assistance through a trauma-informed lens, and Children’s Bereavement Center…

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Four of the Best Weekend Activities in Harrisonburg You Won’t Want to Miss

May 9th, 2022 by
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Founded in 1779, Harrisonburg sits in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Named after it’s founder Thomas Harrison, Harrisonburg was originally 50 acres of donated land from Harrison. This small Virginia town holds hundreds of years of history in its borders, making for some great weekend attractions. If you love old America and want to…

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The Manual Transmission isn’t Dead; Introducing the 2023 Toyota Supra GR

April 29th, 2022 by
2023 Toyota Supra GR Manual Transmission

The Manual Transmission isn’t Dead; Introducing the 2023 Toyota Supra GR Toyota’s legendary Supra GR is returning yet again for 2023, and coming along with it is a new six-speed manual transmission. Long-known for its motorsport prowess, Toyota is a beloved by car enthusiasts and motorsports lovers alike. This is why Toyota has decided to…

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The Definitive Guide to EV Charging

April 13th, 2022 by
Young woman charging her electric vehicle at an EV charging station

There are Levels to This Ever since the first car was produced in 1886, internal combustion engines have been the driving force of vehicles. However, the search for an alternative has been underway for just as long and finally, we have an answer. Electric vehicles with electric motors. Now, when most folks think of electric…

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