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Toyota Loves Wildlife and Isn't Afraid to Show It

Would your company go out of its way to protect a native species? The red-tailed hawk is not an endangered species.

In fact, if you've seen a buzzard circling overhead in an updraft, chances are it was one of these hawks.

Toyota Arizona Proving Grounds (TAPG) was under no obligation to do anything when a pair of red-tails took up roost on one of their utility poles. The unsafe nesting site ultimately left a chick orphaned, and it would have died without intervention.

What is a major automotive corporation to do?

Save the bird, of course!

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How Reliable is the Toyota Prius?

Hybrid vehicles offer the chance for major savings on gas for those who drive a lot. Especially when gas prices are high, the added fuel economy of a hybrid engine can make a massive difference to your monthly budget.

Are they reliable, though?

How many miles do you think a car could go without a breakdown? What about how long a hybrid could go without needing a new battery?

For some drivers, 435,000 is that number.

Actually, Bob Old has had his Toyota Prius for that long and still hasn't had a breakdown.

Toyota vehicles were built for…

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Can the Ohio River Fuel Your Toyota?

Question: Can your car be fueled by water? Answer: Yes, if it's the new Toyota Mirai. The Toyota Mirai is arriving in U.S. markets later this year, and we couldn't be more excited here at Beechmont Toyota. With a name that means "future" in Japanese, the Toyota Mirai may mark the shift from gasoline, to hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen is a clever fuel source, because it can be found almost everywhere. Last time, we talked about how hydrogen can be obtained from cow manure. In the second part of the
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Prius, Step Aside: The Toyota Mirai Will Be Powered By 100% Renewable Resources

Cows are great animals. There's nothing as delicious as a juicy steak, or a cold glass of milk. But what about their poop? Other than fertilizing fields, it largely goes to waste.

That's all about to change.

The hydrogen-powered 2016 Toyota Mirai uses bullsh*t for fuel.

The process of extracting hydrogen from cow poop is simple. Methane gas is naturally released by cow manure as it decomposes. By putting manure in a…

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