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Report: Toyota’s North American CEO says hydrogen fuel-cell tech is the future

Toyota of North America’s CEO, Jum Lentz, recently shared his sentiments about future propulsion technology for automobiles at a press conference recently. And it doesn’t exactly involve EV technology of today. Instead, Lentz openly stated that Toyota will instead continue their path of researching hybridization, except with hydrogen fuel technology. Lentz himself questioned the long-range […]

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Lawmakers say Toyota’s worried about defending itself more than safety

Representative Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said today that Toyota is more interested in defending itself from lawsuits than finding the source of problems with unintended acceleration of its vehicles. Waxman made the comments today at a follow-up hearing on Toyota’s recall of more than 8.1 million vehicles worldwide. Jim […]

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Jim Lentz to tell lawmakers company is ‘confident’ electronics are not to blame

Toyota”s top U.S. sales execs are planning to tell Congress that it fully believes that faulty electronics are not to blame for the recent unintended acceleration issues in its vehicles. This conclusion comes as the result of 11,000 hours of testing and analysis by Toyota of its electronic throttle controls. Despite safety groups pointing their […]

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Lentz: Rebuilding Toyota’s image will be a tough process

The head of U.S. operations for Toyota, Jim Lentz, said that the company is making headway as far as repairs are concerned, but rebuilding the brand”s image will be a grueling process. “I think it’s a matter of time,” Lentz said. “They’re going to come back. I can’t tell you when. It’s not going to […]

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Lentz: Toyota hasn’t fixed all unintended acceleration issues

Jim Lentz, sales chief for Toyota USA said before a congressional committee today that the recent recalls for the acceleration issues leave more to be addressed on the issue. This statement before the House Energy and Commerce Committee is in contrast with Lentz”s earlier statements on Feb. 1 when he told TV interviewers that Toyota […]

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Toyota beefs up social media presence to communicate recall crisis to customers

In order to communicate with customers on a large scale about its recall crisis, Toyota has beefed up its presence on social media sites, including the popular Digg Dialogg interview that was held last week with Toyota Motor Sales USA President Jim Lentz. Toyota requested the interview, a half-hour live Webcast on Digg.com that drew […]

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Video: Toyota U.S. president Jim Lentz visits Today Show, talks to Matt Lauer

Toyota’s president and COO in the United States, Jim Lentz, is out making media rounds early this morning and his first stop was NBC’s Today Show in an interview with Matt Lauer. Lentz will also stop by CNN, MSNBC and a bunch of other networks before hosting a conference call at 11 a.m. (EST) to […]

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Toyota’s Lentz to raise concern about auto parts sector during auto task force meeting

As reported last week, Toyota’s president of Toyota Motor Sales in the U.S., Jim Lentz, will be meeting with Obama’s auto task force this Wednesday. It was immediately confirmed that Lentz will not be asking for any loans and is not trying to influence the Treasury’s decision on the U.S. auto industry. However, it is […]

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Top Toyota executive to meet with Obama’s auto task force next week

According to a Toyota spokeswoman Martha Voss, a top U.S. Toyota executive will meet with Obama’s auto task force next week. She emphasized that the Japanese automaker is not seeking any loans from the U.S. government and is not trying to influence the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision for the U.S. auto industry Voss said that […]

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