Toyota's Prius 2012 Plug-in HybridClick image to enlargeToyoda Canada has sold 100,000 hybrids in Canada, a milestone for the company.

Toyoda introduced the Prius 15 years ago and since then has seen a steady increase in sales of hybrids. The company says that of all the hybrids sold in Canada since 2000, more than three quarters come from Toyota and Lexus.

"The fuel needed by Toyota hybrids is over 30 per cent less than vehicles with conventional gas engines," says Seiji Ichii, president and CEO of Toyota Canada Inc. "That means since 2000, Toyota and Lexus hybrids have avoided more than 600,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions while saving over 259 million litres of fuel. That's the equivalent of filling 103 Olympic-size swimming pools."

Toyota offers a variety of powertrains. There are six Toyota and soon to be six Lexus hybrid models available in Canada. From Toyota, there's the original Prius, Prius v, Prius c, Prius Plug-in, Camry Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid. Lexus' largest lineup of luxury hybrids in the world includes the CT200h, ES300h, GS450h, LS600h, and RX450h, which is manufactured by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada inCambridge, Ontario. And coming soon, the Lexus NX 200h will be introduced to Canada.

In 2014, the Toyota Prius, Prius c, Prius v and Highlander Hybrid all won awards from Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN) as the most fuel-efficient vehicles in their respective categories. It marked the fourteenth consecutive year that at least one Prius model claimed an NRCAN award.

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Rohm, ATS roadshow comes to Canada

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Free metrology workshops from Mitutoyo

Mitutoyo Canada, Mississauga, ON, is offering a series of metrology workshops, free of charge, throughout 2014.

Ontario, Feds confirm $590M for Ford Oakville investment

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Ford unveils the Lightning all-electric F-150

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High school students join Sandvik for Manufacturing Day

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James Rogowski named vp, technical services at TRUMPF

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Aluminum welding training

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Airbus moves European Centre of Excellence to Quebec

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Lincoln Electric recognized for ISO energy initiatives

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Tim Caron joins EMEC Machine Tools

Tim Caron has joined EMEC Machine Tools as area sales manager for Windsor, ON, and the surrounding area.

Manitoba economic leader in 2015 and 2016: Report

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CTMA seeks sponsorship for apprentice bursary

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Canadian auto parts makers team up to builder ventilators

Canada’s biggest three auto suppliers have agreed to assist in the production of ventilators during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. They will assist on three projects that include ventilators built by Thornhill Medical of Toronto, O-Two Medical Technologies of Brampton, Ont.  and General Motors Co. and Ventec Life Systems, which partnered to build ventilators at the GM plant in Indiana.

EMEC Montreal open house draws crowds

EMEC Machine Tools held its Montreal open house recently to showcase the latest in machine tool technologies.

Canadian delegates get a taste of machining, Italian style

Italy is renown for its food, its wine and its fashion, but for a group of Canadian manufacturers, it's now also known for its manufacturing. Several manufacturers from across Canada recently attended BI-MU, in Milan, Italy, the country's largest biennial trade show for the machine tool industry, celebrating its 30th anniversary. The event was held October 4 to 8 at the fieramilano fairgrounds.

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