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Toyota (TM) 2nd Quarter Financial Results And Hybrid Sales

Toyota released its 2nd quarter financial results today. Net revenues for the first two quarters decreased 6.3% compared to last year, to 12.19 trillion yen. Operating income decreased sharply, falling 54.2% to 582 billion yen. Net income also dropped, falling 47.6% to 493.4 billion yen. Vehicle sales also decreased by 51,000 vehicles compared to last year, with reported sales for the second quarter of 2008 coming in at 4.25 million.

With everything that’s going … Read the rest

Toyota (TOYOF) And EDF Energy Test Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles In The UK

Toyota Motor Corp has teamed up with European energy company EDF Energy to begin testing plug-in hybrids on UK public roads. EDF will assist with the tests by building charging ports where drivers can plug in their cars and top off their batteries. Toyota has run several other tests of plug-in hybrids in other countries. Although most tests have involved vehicles using nickel-metal hydride batteries, they are also trying to develop hybrid cars that use … Read the rest

The Top Three Automakers in Japan Report Production Jump As Consumers Seek Fuel Efficiency (TM, HMC, NSANY)

High gas prices have led many consumers to trade in gas guzzlers for more fuel efficient vehicles. This has been a boon to Japan’s top 3 auto companies, Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

As reported on MSN Money, Toyota Motors Corp’s global output rose 10.2 percent over the past year. Honda Motor Co reported an increase of 17.7 percent, and Nissan increased their output by 26.8 percent. All of the automakers are struggling to shift … Read the rest