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Toyota Motor Corp. has a simple math problem. It is preparing to build about 2.2 million cars and light trucks a year in North America by 2010. But it only has the capacity to produce 1.45 million engines annually, a shortfall of more than 700,000 engines.

So it was no secret that Toyota was looking for a site to build a North American engine and transmission plant.

Now sources inside and outside the company say Toyota has scrapped that plan in favor of a wave of expansions at one or more of its existing engine plants.

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You gotta admit, there would be at least 700K Toyota without any engine sludging problems.

This lightens the car and makes it more efficient.

Our new propulsion system is your mind. If your car won't move it must because you are mentallydefective.

New Toyota press release

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But...but...Toyota couldn't have made a mistake? Could they?

Surely the article was talking about one of the Big Three and they got the name mixed up...because we all know that perfect, clean-cut, efficent Toyota couldn't possibly let such a glaring error slip under their radar.

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Our new propulsion system is your mind. If your car won't move it must because you are mentallydefective.

New Toyota press release

"Ya know, it started as a headache and Advil just wasn't working. Now I'm scheduling to see a psychiatrist. Thank you, Toyota!"

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AP Story: Ex Vice-president and ecowarrior Al Gore is praising Toyota Motor Company for it's proposal to add nearly 700,000 zero-emission vehicles to it's fleet of cars sold to the general public. "it's a move that shows the forward thinking that Toyota brings to the table that the U.S. automakers just plain fail to realize. This is exactly why their market share continues to grow leaps and bounds! The Gore family will be adding three of these proposed vehicles to our family fleet as soon as we can."

A Toyota spokesperson added to Mr. Gore's comments that Toyota Motor Company is the only automaker in the world that is working at lowering it's carbon footprint, and made the decision to build these non-polluting cars while watching Mr. Gore's Oscar winning movie An Inconvienient Truth while attending a global warming seminar at Mr. Gore's 7,000 square foot mansion, which houses Mr. Gore, Tipper and three cats. No word yet when Toyota, the ultimate car maker in the world, will release the cars.

The event was marred by a protest by the Blind American's League which fear the silent running cars will reak havoc at cross walks all over the U.S. There was no comment from Rusty, a guide dog leading the protest.

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Tokyo-- Toyota announced today that the new 2009 Camry Footline hybrid’s MSRP will start at $22,695 (including destination charge), making it the lowest-priced hybrid on the market for 2009.

In addition to its value-focused price, the Internal Revenue Service has certified that Camry FootLine buyers will qualify for a tax credit of $1,300.

“The Camry FootLine is a great value among the hybrids in the mid-size car segment,” said Toyota General Manager Yamato Hiroshima. “With a starting sticker price over $2,000 less than any mid-sized hybrid sedan and a $1,300 tax credit, it makes true hybrid fuel savings available to more people than ever before.”

The Camry Foootline EPA fuel economy rating of 50 mpg in the city and 70 mpg on the highway represents up to a 80 percent improvement in EPA combined fuel economy compared to the non-hybrid Camry(depending on driving conditions).

The Camry is assembled at the Toyota Plant in Japan , and Footline hybrid models are beginning to arrive at Toyota retail facilities.

The hybrid system in the Camry combines sophisticated controls with a precise electric motor/generator Along with a whole in the floor that the driver and passengers use footpower to assist the electric engine. The system delivers fuel economy gains by providing electric power assist during acceleration, through early fuel cut-off during deceleration with torque smoothing and by shutting the engine off at idle. The system also captures electrical energy through regenerative braking. The vehicle’s hybrid powertrain produces 10 horsepower (12 kW) at 64 rpm and 15 lb.-ft. (21 Nm) of peak torque at 50 rpm.

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Tokyo -- Toyota announced today that the new 2008 Camry Amish line hybrid’s MSRP will start at $22,695 (including destination charge), making it the lowest-priced hybrid on the market for 2007.

In addition to its value-focused price, the Internal Revenue Service has certified that Camry Amish Line buyers will qualify for a tax credit of $1,300.

“The Camry Amish Line is a great value among the hybrids in the mid-size car segment,” said Toyota General Manager Yamato Hiroshima. “With a starting sticker price over $2,000 less than any mid-sized hybrid sedan and a $1,300 tax credit, it makes true hybrid fuel savings available to more people than ever before.”

The Camry is assembled at the Toyota Plant in Japan. , and Amish Line hybrid models are beginning to arrive at Toyota retail facilities.

The Amish hybrid system in the Camry combines sophisticated controls with a precise Steam motor/generator mated to a horse. The system delivers economy gains by providing steam power assist during acceleration, through early steam cut-off during deceleration with torque smoothing and by stopping the horse at idle. The system also captures steam energy through regenerative braking. The vehicle’s hybrid powertrain produces 2 horsepower at 6 rpm and 1 lb.-ft. (5 Nm) of peak torque at 5 rpm.

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