Jim Lentz

Type: Person
Name: Jim Lentz
Title: Executive vice president
company: Toyota Motor Sales USA
Nationality: United States
Fact Sheet: Biography for Jim Lentz
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Car companies pull up stakes

In an earlier time it would be considered heresy: General Motors GM Cadillac is thinking about moving its sales and marketing operations from Detroit toof all placesManhattan. Cadillac, after all, is named after the founder of Detroit, which has ... [Published Fortune - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

How Car Companies Are Trying to Win Back Millennials

Volkswagen's Ewald Goessmann and Chuhee Lee line up a selfie at the carmaker's Electronics Research Laboratory. (David Zax)BELMONT, Calif.—"Smile!" says Korina Loumidi, snapping a selfie of the two of us on her iPhone. In the past hour, I've wandered ... [Published The Atlantic Cities - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Toyota reveals the price of its first commercial hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle

The price of Toyota’s first commercial hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle which will be 7 million yen, which converts to roughly $70,000, £40,000. AU$73,000, €50,000. That does, however, make the pricing competitive with the all-electric Tesla Model S. The Tesla ... [Published FuelCellsWorks.com - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Millennial malarkey: The myth that a generation hates cars

Has any group of people been more exhaustively measured, monitored, and psychoanalyzed than the cohort labeled Generation Y, a.k.a the Millennials? Their innermost thoughts and desires have been sliced and diced from the time they were in nappies.There ... [Published Fortune - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Back to School!

Early counts show that around 1,195 students will fill the halls and classrooms of Pipestone Area Schools when the 2014-15 school year begins Tuesday, Sept. 2.Enrollment figures typically fluctuate during the first few weeks of school, but as of last ... [Published Pipestone County Star - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

McIlvaine: Decisions on incentives have consequences

Apple’s data center at the Reno Technology Park. The company will receive up to $89 million in incentives if it also builds offices in downtown Reno. (Photo:RGJ)By Leigh McIlvaineAs Nevada competes for a new Tesla battery factory, we write to say that ... [Published Reno Gazette-Journal - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Once again, where are the jobs Rick Perry was trying to poach?

Politico revisits a familiar subject. California corndogs are the best Since as early as February of last year and as recently as April of this one, Perry has made eight trips to six different states, all of which have one very particular thing ... [Published Off the Kuff - Jun 17 2014]
First reported May 26 2014 - Updated May 26 2014 - 1 reports

Toyota's Lentz says fuel cells are the future, not EVs

Filed under: Hybrid , Technology , Toyota , Electric Toyota is not bullish on EVs. That comes from the company's North American CEO, Jim Lentz , who said the company will focus not on electrification, but on continued hybridization with a ... [Published Autoblog - May 26 2014]
First reported May 03 2014 - Updated May 03 2014 - 1 reports

Jim Lentz exposes more details behind Toyota's move to Texas

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs , Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota Toyota's North American CEO Jim Lentz has already given us a rough idea of what prompted the company's surprise move to the Dallas suburb of Plano, TX from its longstanding ... [Published Autoblog - May 03 2014]
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 29 2014 - 5 reports

Toyota to establish new North American headquarters in Texas; consolidating from California, Kentucky and New York

Toyota is establishing a new headquarters in North Dallas (Plano), Texas for its North American operations. Within the next three years, Toyota’s three separate North American headquarters for manufacturing (Erlanger, KY); sales and marketing (Torrance, ... [Published Green Car Congress - Apr 29 2014]
First reported Apr 28 2014 - Updated Apr 29 2014 - 3 reports

Toyota To Texas: A Move That Affects 4,000 Employees

In a move Toyota says “will better serve customers and position Toyota for sustainable, long-term growth,” the Japanese automaker will consolidate its various U.S. headquarters into a single campus in Plano, Texas, according to press release posted ... [Published WebProNews Feed - Apr 29 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Toyota North America CEO: Hybrid is the core tech of the future

Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz on the redesigned Camry, electric vehicles and Japan’s economy. ... [Published FOX Business - Video - Apr 17 2014]

Quotes

...Trend pieces trot out variations of these statistics every few months, but the upshot for car makers is always the same. "we have to face the growing reality that today young people don't seem to be as interested in cars as previous generations" Toyota USA President Jim Lentz has said . Or, as U S PIRG's Phineas Baxandall has put it , starkly: "Millennials aren't driving cars."
...Says Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America, "i would rather invest my dollars in fuel cell development than in another 2,500 evs." Read more at Automotive News or Autoweek
...its battery R&D alliance with Tesla Motors lapse, Toyota signaled that it is doubling down on the main alternative source of electric power. "the long-term play is going to be fuel cell" Jim Lentz, head of Toyota’s North American region, said at a Fortune magazine conference a few days ago
...is that other automakers will see our investment and will invest as well, so hopefully we can accelerate to 70 [stations] before 2018," Lentz said. "unlike hybrids when we were on our own, all the major players will be out there with us in fuel cells." Toyota's Lentz says fuel cells are the future, not EVs originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 25 May 2014 18:51:00 EST...

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Car companies pull up stakes [Published Fortune - Sep 05 2014]
How Car Companies Are Trying to Win Back Millen... [Published The Atlantic Cities - Sep 02 2014]
Toyota reveals the price of its first commercia... [Published FuelCellsWorks.com - Sep 01 2014]
Millennial malarkey: The myth that a generation... [Published Fortune - Aug 29 2014]
Back to School! [Published Pipestone County Star - Aug 27 2014]
McIlvaine: Decisions on incentives have consequ... [Published Reno Gazette-Journal - Aug 24 2014]
Jim Lentz Honored As Industry Leader Of The Yea... [Published Financial Services - Jul 25 2014]
Recharge Wrap-up: Nissan "religious" about zero... [Published Autoblog Green - Jul 16 2014]
Hydrogen, hybrid, or electric? Toyota & Nissan ... [Published Venturebeat - Jun 24 2014]
Once again, where are the jobs Rick Perry was t... [Published Off the Kuff - Jun 17 2014]
Fuel Cells: Toyota Means Business [Published IEEE Spectrum - May 27 2014]
Toyota's Lentz says fuel cells are the future, ... [Published Autoblog - May 26 2014]
Life After the RAV4 EV: Can Toyota Keep the Spa... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - May 23 2014]
Why Toyota broke up with Tesla [Published CNNMoney.com - Video - May 20 2014]
Toyota's Texas move could boost state's economy... [Published Autoblog - May 15 2014]
Toyota is Sole Automaker to be Named One of Div... [Published theCSRfeed - May 15 2014]
Moves to Texas not due to California business c... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - May 06 2014]
Jim Lentz exposes more details behind Toyota's ... [Published Autoblog - May 03 2014]
HQ move based on study, not pitch from Gov. Per... [Published Autoblog - Apr 29 2014]
Toyota to establish new North American headquar... [Published Green Car Congress - Apr 29 2014]
Toyota Move Depended on Internal Study Rather T... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - Apr 29 2014]
Toyota To Texas: A Move That Affects 4,000 Empl... [Published WebProNews - Apr 29 2014]
Toyota To Texas: A Move That Affects 4,000 Empl... [Published WebProNews Feed - Apr 29 2014]
Fleeing California: Toyota takes its business (... [Published Sister Toldjah - Apr 28 2014]
Toyota To Texas: Company Moves Its Headquarters... [Published WebProNews - Apr 28 2014]
Toyota To Texas: Company Moves Its Headquarters... [Published WebProNews Feed - Apr 28 2014]
Toyota moving US headquarters to Plano, Texas [Published Autoblog - Apr 28 2014]
Toyota restructuring US operations, possibly mo... [Published Autoblog - Apr 28 2014]
Toyota North America CEO: Hybrid is the core te... [Published FOX Business - Video - Apr 17 2014]
Toyota North America CEO: Recalls are good [Published FOX Business - Video - Apr 17 2014]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Nissan "religious" about zero... [Published Autoblog Green - Jul 16 2014]
Filed under: Diesel , EV/Plug-in , Audi , Nissan , Toyota , Tesla Motors , Europe/EU , UK , Racing , Videos Nissan is pretty darn serious about being king of the EV industry. Just see what Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer has to say ...
Hydrogen, hybrid, or electric? Toyota & Nissan ... [Published Venturebeat - Jun 24 2014]
Above: Actor and environmentalist Ryan Reynolds recharges an electric Nissan Leaf. Image Credit: Nissan Japanese automakers Toyota and Nissan have always done things a little differently. But when it comes to company strategies for meeting future ...
Once again, where are the jobs Rick Perry was t... [Published Off the Kuff - Jun 17 2014]
Politico revisits a familiar subject. California corndogs are the best Since as early as February of last year and as recently as April of this one, Perry has made eight trips to six different states, all of which have one very particular thing ...
Fuel Cells: Toyota Means Business [Published IEEE Spectrum - May 27 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images Toyota's concept fuel cell vehicle, on display this week in Yokohama Today's electric-drive cars rose on the back of battery technology, and no company knows this ...
Toyota's Lentz says fuel cells are the future, ... [Published Autoblog - May 26 2014]
Filed under: Hybrid , Technology , Toyota , Electric Toyota is not bullish on EVs. That comes from the company's North American CEO, Jim Lentz , who said the company will focus not on electrification, but on continued hybridization with a ...
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Jim Lentz Honored As Industry Leader Of The Yea... [Published Financial Services - Jul 25 2014]
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