These days, the name Toyota is so synonymous with cars that it’s hard to imagine it as the name of a person. The name did come from a real human being, however. Who actually is the “Toyota” behind Toyota?Continue reading
The Impact of Electric Vehicles on the Environment
EVs are often touted as a big part of the solution to the environmental ills currently afflicting our beloved planet Earth. However, as with the any big push for change, there has also been substantial pushback against electric vehicles and their adoption. One of the favorite claims of the anti-EV crowd is that electric cars aren’t actually better for the environment than traditional combustion engine gas- and diesel-powered cars. Such assertions often come in the form of unsubstantiated but widely shared memes on social media.
Is there truth to these anti-electric assertions? Are EVs actually better for the environment than vehicles powered by fossil fuels, or are they just part of a big green-marketing charade?Continue reading
Toyota RAV4 Prime Hybrid Speed Capability
Toyota has released a new RAV4 hybrid variant in the form of a plug-in incarnation known as the RAV4 Prime Hybrid. This model boasts a lot of strengths, one of which is speed. In fact, this crossover SUV is so fast that rumors have begun to circulate that the RAV4 Prime Hybrid is faster than the Supra. Are the rumors true? Can the RAV4 Prime Hybrid outrun the famed sports car?Continue reading
Maryland Clothesline Rights and Regulations
Clotheslines are a great way to naturally dry your clothes and other washed items through the power of the sun and air. A drying machine can take an awful lot of power to use, after all, so it’s good not to do so when possible.
Some landlords and homeowners associations have traditionally been against clotheslines, however, viewing them as unsightly eyesores. Is it legal for a landlord or other authority to forbid tenants the right to a clothesline in Maryland?Continue reading
Vegan-Friendliness of Toyota SofTex® Leather Substitute Material
Toyota offers an innovative material on the top trims of many of their models. This material is a step beyond synthetic leather; the automaker calls it Toyota SofTex®.
If you prefer to have no animal products utilized in your materials, you’re likely wondering: is Toyota SofTex® vegan?Continue reading