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Toyota Australia to build 10,000 Camry hybrids/year - Monday, June 9th, 2008 - The Australian government has allocated A$500 million ($475 million) towards the Green Car Innovation Fund to encourage development of low-emissions vehicles. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Toyota would get A$35 million in grants for Camry hybrid production.

Toyota will start assembling its Camry hybrid cars in Australia in early 2010 and aim to produce 10,000 of them a year, in its latest effort to popularize such fuel-efficient vehicles.

That would make Australia the fourth country to build gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.

“We decided to build the Camry hybrid in Australia because Australians are keenly aware of environmental issues including global warming,” Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe told a news conference in Nagoya, central Japan, attended by visiting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

Worldwide Prius Sales Top 1 Million Mark - Monday, June 2nd, 2008 - Toyota has sold 1 million Prius’ globally since its inception in 1997. With the more than 750k sold since 2005. That is a great acheivement. But how do those numbers translate to effect on our environment?

“Prius vehicles worldwide have contributed to a reduction in CO2 emissions (considered a cause of global warming) by producing approximately 4.5 million tons*2 less CO2″

This website will help you to see that there are many other options available to us as consumers to satisfy our transportation needs and desires. We do not have to think that the options at our disposal are all going to be ugly, and/or box like. Actually that is about as far from the truth as you can get. Manufacturer's like General Motors, with their Chevrolet, and Saturn branches. Also Toyota, and Honda, as well as BMW, Lexus, Ford, Chrysler, SSC, Hyundai and many others have jumped into the eco car reality. Some companies by choice to help make our world a better and greener place to live. A place that has less emissions, or even better no emissions from the vehicles that we choose to drive.

By setting strict guidelines as to what we as a society will tolerate for the new emissions levels coming from the vehicles that we produce, purchase and drive. Deciding to not buy and or use vehicles that do not meet our personal requirements is a good place to start. Write to your state representative telling them that you want them to enforce stronger regulations on the newer vehicles that are being produced in our country. The rest of the world and auto makers will conform as well once we set the example of making our world a better place.

"Aerodynamic improvement is a critical step in meeting the range targets necessary for moving the vehicle to a final production decision." Aerodynamic drag accounts for approximately 20 percent of the energy consumed in an average vehicle, directly impacting vehicle fuel efficiency. Aerodynamics development begins with a 1/3-scale model where basic shape and major features are defined. The model includes a highly detailed underbody and engine compartment. Radiator and under hood cooling flow is developed with computational fluid dynamic models. Simultaneously, computation development takes place to determine aerodynamic drag of design alternatives. Development continues with full-scale models, where shape is refined and optimized for low wind noise. The development process concludes with a vehicle prototype validation of the math-based analysis and physical testing.


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