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It's Electric: Toyota to Bring First Hybrid Powertrain Production to U.S.

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$373.8 Million Investment in U.S. Plants Will Help Power Indiana-Built Highlander Hybrid
Toyota just upped the stakes to remain the top manufacturer of hybrid vehicles worldwide with a $373.8 million investment in five U.S. manufacturing plants that will support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain and to implement Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) at its Alabama plant. Each of the projects is scheduled to begin this year and all should be operational by 2020.

 
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Toyota Donates Engineering Laboratory Building to Create STEAM-Focused Education Center

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Creating an enduring gift to fuel the economic engine of the Tri-State, Toyota announced today that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. The vision, a collaborative endeavor involving state and local leaders, is world-class STEAM education that inspires the next generation to be creative and engaged, highly skilled, tech-savvy and work-ready problem solvers.

 
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Toyota Aims for Net Positive Impact: 2016 North American Environmental Report Tracks Progress

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In the recently published 2016 North American Environmental Report, Toyota outlined these positive impacts.  Over the past year, Toyota’s North American operations have reduced water usage by nearly 100 million gallons, the equivalent to the annual water use of more than 900 average American families. Toyota also announced plans for a 7.75 megawatt solar array at Toyota’s new headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, which will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 7,122 metric tons, or the equivalent of the electricity used by almost 1,000 homes in a year.
 
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