Fueling the Future
• Toyota and Horizon Educational Group Challenge SoCal High School Students to Build Fuel Cell VehiclesTORRANCE, CALIF. (Aug. 9, 2016)
– Game-based learning. Augmented reality virtual field trips. Biometric eye-tracking to determine how students absorb and understand content.
Today's classroom is evolving. The next generation of innovators crave hands-on learning experiences and working alongside professionals who share their passion. Toyota embraces this collaborative spirit and an ongoing commitment to STEM education. That's why Toyota is partnering with Horizon Educational Group to bring the Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge to 20 California schools in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
The Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge is a semester-long, afterschool program focused on alternative fuels and climate change. During the unique, hands-on program, teams of high school students have the opportunity to build their own fuel cell remote control vehicles and learn first-hand about the future of fuel cell technology. The program kicks off today with a teacher training event at Toyota's offices in Torrance, California and will cross the finish line when student teams race their fuel cells vehicles in March 2017.
'The Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge provides an opportunity to introduce the next generation of innovators to fuel cell technology,' said Doug Coleman, Toyota national vehicle marketing manager. 'We hope this challenge encourages students to join Toyota in the effort to create a more eco-conscious and sustainable future.'
The customized, interactive STEM curriculum is rooted in the design principles of the Toyota Mirai, including exploring challenges and solutions Mirai engineers experienced during vehicle development, with a focus on renewable energy technology. In addition to support from Toyota fuel cell engineers, the students will be coached by trailblazing Mirai owners and work with members of a Toyota NASCAR Pit Crew for their final race.
Participating schools include 10 each from Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Several schools contain largely multicultural – Hispanic, African-American or Asian-American – student bodies. The participation of these schools reaffirms Toyota's commitment to supporting innovators from all communities and backgrounds. Participating schools are in development, with the following confirmed: Los Angeles:
•San Pedro High School
•Banning Academies of Creative & Innovative Sciences
•Fremont Math and Science Technology Magnet
•West Adams Prep High School
•Chaminade High School
•Downtown Business Magnet
•Hamilton High School
•Beverly Hills High School
Power: 151 hp
Torque: 247 ft-lbs
Orange County: •Irvine High School
•Úniversity High Irvine
•Mission Viejo High School
•El Toro High School
•Edison High School
•John F. Kennedy High School
•Cornelia Connelly School
•Servite High School
Horizon Educational is dedicated to providing fun and meaningful learning experiences through adapting innovative technologies into classrooms while maintaining robust academic standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com)
Passionate about sustainability, Horizon puts the learning experience in the context of how to solve the big challenges of the 21st century.About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in the Únited States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. There are 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the Únited States, which sold more than 2.5 million vehicles in 2015. Toyota directly employs over 32,000 in the Únited States and its investment here is currently valued at more than $20.1 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from Ú.S. suppliers totals over $32.2 billion.
For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com About Horizon Educational
Horizon Educational is dedicated to promoting STEM education and creating unique hands-on learning experiences for students around the world. Our science equipment and curricular materials allow students to explore the technology behind different renewable energy sources such as fuel cells, solar panels and wind turbines. We hope to inspire next generation of innovators to enter a STEM-related career field with the potential of solving one of the 21st century's greatest problems, global climate change. For more information, visit http://www.horizoneducational.com/Source - Toyota
Toyota Announces 2017 Mirai PricingTORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2016)
– Toyota Mirai drivers – COME ON DOWN!! While drivers may not see the trailblazing Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle in a game show showcase anytime soon, they can see every day value in new model year pricing. Toyota Mirai 2017 model year offers competitive, flexible pricing options and the opportunity to be a part of automotive history.
The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle combines hydrogen and oxygen to make electricity onboard, while emitting nothing but water vapor. It is a zero emission vehicle with an EPA estimated driving range of 312 miles, and refuels in around five minutes.
MY17 MSRP remains $57,500 plus an $865 destination fee. Mirai customers also may qualify for an $8,000 federal tax credit and $5,000 potential California rebate along with access to the coveted California HOV carpool lane.
To recognize our Mirai drivers leading the way, qualified customers will be eligible for the Mirai trailblazer support program. The trailblazer program enhances the purchase and ownership experience with the following choices:
•Trailblazer Lease: $349 per month for 36 months, $2,499 due at signing* with 12,000/year mileage allowance
•Trailblazer APR Support: 0% for 60 months or 1.9% for 72 months and
•Trailblazer Purchase Support of $7,500
*Excludes official fees, taxes and dealer charges. See participating Authorized Mirai Toyota Dealer for details.
The new model year brings with it a new color option – Atmospheric Blue – to complement the existing Celestial Black, Elemental Silver and Nautical Blue Mirai color choices.
The Mirai comprehensive, ownership experience remains unchanged for MY17, boasting a range of world class services, including:
•Three years' worth of complimentary fuel 1
•Three years complimentary Safety Connect and Entune, including hydrogen station finder app.
•Three years of 24/7 customer call support.
•Mirai Complimentary Rental Experience for seven days per year for three years.2
•ToyotaCare3, our standard no cost service plan and roadside assistance, is enhanced for Mirai and includes: •No cost scheduled maintenance for three years, or 35,000 miles, whichever comes first4
•No cost enhanced roadside assistance5 for three years, regardless of mileage, including expedited towing service and trip interruption reimbursement at a maximum of $500 per day for up to 5 days per incident.6
•8-year/100,000-mile warranty on key fuel cell vehicle components including the FC stack and power control unit; FC hydrogen tanks; hybrid battery pack and ECÚ; FC air compressor, boost converter and ECÚ; hybrid control module (power management control module); and hydrogen fueling ECÚ.4
California customers can request a Mirai by visiting www.toyota.com/mirai. Production of the Mirai is limited and vehicles will be placed with select, eligible customers. After placing a request, potential Mirai drivers are contacted directly by a Toyota representative to discuss ownership and next steps.
Mirai customers take delivery from one of the eight authorized California dealers of their choosing. In Southern California, Longo Toyota, Toyota of Orange, Toyota of Santa Monica or Tustin Toyota will take care of Mirai trailblazers. Customers in Northern California will visit Roseville Toyota, San Francisco Toyota, Stevens Creek Toyota or Toyota Sunnyvale.
1 Complimentary fuel for 3 years or $15,000 maximum, whichever comes first. Fuel program starts after receipt and activation of fuel card; fuel card is nontransferable. Fueling must be done at approved stations that meet SAE fueling interface protocols.
2 The seven complimentary days per year will expire after each year and any unused days will not carry over.
3 ToyotaCare covers normal factory scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour roadside assistance is also included for two years, regardless of mileage. Valid only at authorized Mirai Fuel Cell dealers in the continental Únited States. See dealer for details and exclusions. Source - Toyota