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Self-Powered Toyota Plant Plugs Back Into The Grid

In 2011 a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the northeastern coast of Japan, killing more than 20,000, destroying the power grid and bringing the Japanese auto industry to its knees. Toyota’s rebuilt production plant in the hard-hit Miyagi prefecture now has a gas-fired power plant on site, with enough juice to power the nearby town in case of another disaster.

October 23rd

Honda's Insight is Back, Baby!

Japan’s March 11th earthquake forced the nation’s automakers to halt production of their hybrid models, all but handing US hybrid sales game to Ford and its Fusion/MKZ hybrid twins.  Ford dealers had better take note, though:  Honda is back in the game! The Japanese automaker announced last Thursday that it had “turned a corner”, and […]

June 11th