Corolla, Toyota’s Car for the Masses, Turns 50

TOKYO, Nov 5  – This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Toyota Corolla, one of the world’s best-selling cars. Since the first model went on sale in Japan on Nov. 5, 1966, some 44.3 million Corollas have been sold globally through the end of September, including the Corolla Fielder station wagon and other variants,

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Warming to Lithium-Ion, Toyota Charges Up Its Battery Options

By Naomi Tajitsu and Norihiko Shirouzu TOYOTA CITY, Japan, Oct 31 – Engineers at Toyota Motor Corp say they have tamed volatile lithium-ion battery technology, and can now safely pack more power at no significant extra cost, giving the Japanese automaker the option to enter the growing all-electric car market. While rivals including Tesla Motors

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