Ever wonder where all the Toyota Hybrid Batteries Go?

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Toyota Flips the Switch to Sustainable Power at Yellowstone National Park

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At the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park, an innovative distributed energy system that combines solar power generation with re-used Camry Hybrid battery packs is now online. The result: reliable, sustainable, zero emission power to the ranger station and education center for the first time since it was founded in 1907.

Announced in June 2014, the partnership among Toyota, Indy Power Systems, Sharp USA SolarWorld, Patriot Solar, National Park Service and Yellowstone Park Foundation is an innovative effort to extend the useful life of hybrid vehicle batteries while providing sustainable power generation for one of the most remote, pristine areas in the United States.

The Yellowstone system is the first of its kind to use recovered hybrid vehicle batteries for commercial energy storage. Each battery pack has been disassembled and tested, and every piece that could be was re-purposed. New components were also designed and built by Indy Power Systems specifically for this application, including an onboard battery management system for each battery pack. The battery management system is designed to maximize battery life and will also provide important insights into real-world performance.  These insights will help Toyota design future battery performance and durability improvements.Batteries

Details on the Yellowstone National Park Sustainability Project Energy Storage and Management System

  • Power Generation: 40kW solar system producing ~67,900 kwH annually. (40kW propane backup generator onsite for emergency use only)
  • Storage Array: 208 repackaged battery packs, each internally re-wired in parallel and arranged in series in four arrays of 52. Each array provides a nominal 375 volts.  Total storage capacity of 85kwH.
  • Power Management: Indy Power Systems’ Energy Router™ manages and optimizes generation and use of energy between solar energy, battery storage, and/or propane generators (if emergency generator is needed).

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Toyota Care

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Peace of mind with every new vehicle

Toyota is devoted to safety and dependability, and proper vehicle maintenance is important to both. That’s why we include a no cost maintenance plan(1) with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour roadside assistance(2) is also included for 2 years, regardless of mileage.

Maintenance:

Toyota-trained technicians will help you fulfill maintenance obligations and help improve your Toyota’s overall performance, while keeping a complete history of maintenance visits. Toyota will also deliver timely reminders before your scheduled maintenance.

ToyotaCare Scheduled Factory Maintenance Covers(3):

Inspect and adjust all fluid levels • Replace engine oil and oil filter(4) • Rotate • Tires • Multi-point vehicle inspection

24-Hr. Roadside Assistance:

Battery jump starts • Tire Service • Emergency fuel delivery • Lockout Protection • Towing • Winching

 

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The New 2016 Camry

The New 2016 Camry

Disclaimer:
1.Covers normal factory scheduled service. Plan is 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever  comes first. See Toyota dealer for details and exclusions. Valid only in the continental U.S. and Alaska.
2. Prius Plug-in Hybrid comes with an extra year of roadside assistance, for a total of 3 years from date of first use. Does not include parts and fluids, except emergency fuel delivery.
3. Excludes those items listed in the Warranty and Maintenance Guide under Special Operating Conditions.
4. Consult the vehicles Warranty and Maintenance Guide for factory-recommended services and intervals.
5. Does not include parts and fluids, except emergency fuel delivery.

2015 Camry SE

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Are you looking for an affordable car?  A car that comes standard with the latest Safety Features?  The latest Technology?

It’s time to revisit the 2015 Toyota Camry SE.

Here is a quick video of the Car and the Specs are listed below.

2015 Camry SE

Camry SE

 

Here are the specs for the 2015 Camry SE, take a look, I think you will be impressed! Click the “specifications page” below.

Specifications Page

 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited

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The Iconic Jeep Wrangler, since 1941.  This is a One Owner Car and you can click here for the CARFAX.  Low miles for this vehicle 17,446 and is listed at $29,795.  It comes with a Soft Top for easy removal on those hot days.

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Come take a ride with me Off Road and On Road where you can experience the versatility of the Iconic Jeep that has been around since 1941.  You will be part of an exclusive Culture of Jeep Owners.

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2014 Cadillac XTS All Wheel Drive

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The 2014 Cadillac XTS 4

$36,995.00

From its iconic grill, the well appointed features through out the cabin, the classic Raven Black exterior, Cadillac is known for its Luxury Status.  The STS and DTS line have been combined in to the XTS.  This is a true Luxury Sports Sedan. All Wheel Drive, A 3.6 liter V6 with over 300 Horsepower and it still gets 26 miles to the gallon.

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The 2013 Cadillac XTS was selected as a “2013 Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 

This is one of the most sought after used cars and this is a true value.  There are only 12 XTS 4’s in a 100 mile radius, this car will not last long.

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2010 Toyota Corolla S

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Looking for a Fun Car?  Reliable? Sporty? Safe?  This is a perfect car and the perfect price. Call today to set up your test drive with me.

The 2010 Toyota Corolla S for $11,500

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128 Point Inspection by our certified Master Toyota Technicians.  4 New Tires, 60,000 mile service has been done.

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60K Major Service, 4 New Tires and Wiper Blades.  5-Speed Manual, Alloy Wheels and Keyless Entry.  Clean Carfax…No accidents!  35 MPG.  Recent Trade in.  Don’t bother looking at any other car!
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Are you interested in a simply great car? Then take a look at this superb 2010 Toyota Corolla. Have one less thing on your mind with this trouble-free Corolla. Car And Driver counts it among the top ten best sellers.

 

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2009 VW CC Sport

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2009 VW CC Sport with a 2.0 liter Intercooled Turbo

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$13,000

As you may notice, this is the same car in the Header of my BLOG, one of my favorite “grown up” cars.  Drives and handles like the VW GTI, but with lots of refinements and luxury.  The CC qualifies as art not because of its mechanicals—they come courtesy of the fine Passat—but because of its sublime design. It Isn’t Just Good to Look At…So, yes, the CC looks fantastic, but this looker drives well, too. The 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbo is a favorite engine of many.

DSC_0728This car has all it’s service records and has been maintained very well!

This is the perfect car for those who enjoy driving while giving a professional and luxury status.

If you have any questions about this car or the many others, feel free to call me anytime.  With all of our Cars, we provide the CAFAX so you know what you are buying!

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2011 Mini Cooper S Countryman

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Mini Cooper S Countryman   $20,000

Do you enjoy driving?  Do you need a “family” car?  How about a 4 door all wheel drive Mini?  This has a 6 Speed Manual 4 cylinder turbo.  A very fun car to drive.

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Performance has never been a problem for the Cooper range, and the larger Countryman is no exception. For 2011, the Countryman shares in the engine updates, the turbocharged Countryman S gains nine horsepower, climbing to 181 hp through enhanced an Valvetronic system. Fuel economy is good for Countryman S hits  26/34 mpg with the manual transmission. Ride and handling are excellent as well.

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2012 Nissan Maxima

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In the world of executive cars, the Nissan Maxima has always come through as a great performance car with style.  The 2012 Maxima is the flagship sedan of the Nissan model line, offering a beautiful, finely sculpted design, plus more tech and a much more lavish interior than mainstream mid-size sedans like the Altima.  For a price of $18,500, just 32,000 miles and a one owner car, this car is a great value!

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2012 Nissan Maxima   $18,500

2012 Nissan Maxima

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2008 BMW 335i Convertible

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2008 BMW 335i Convertible

 

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$23,000.00

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The 2008 BMW 335i

The BMW 3-series is without question one of our favorite cars, reigning on our yearly 10 Best Cars list for the past 16 years. The current and much-praised, fifth-generation E90 version is no doubt the best, and is among the most rewarding cars to drive at any price. For 2008, and to no one’s surprise, BMW is adding a convertible version, just as the company has for the past 20 years.  ~~ Car and Driver

Equipped with an inline 6 cylinder putting out just over 300hp.  This has been listed as one of Car and Driver’s favorite convertibles.  Priced $4300 below the average price for this automobile.

Feel free to call me with any questions or to schedule your test drive.  This is a fun car to drive!!!

Bill

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