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A lawsuit by a Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid owner says that a “13-mile” battery power range is deceptive. Earlier this month, owner Richard Rosenbaum filed the suit in Michigan federal court claiming that the Prius Plug-In he purchased in 2012 has not been able to meet the 13-mile electric range that Toyota was advertising. Rosenblaum […]

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The new Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid will gain additional electric driving range with a rooftop solar panel that helps recharge the battery. Stretching nearly the entire length of the roof, the solar cells can charge the lithium-ion battery pack when the car is parked, and can boost efficiency by as much as 10 percent, though […]

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Yesterday Toyota announced that its cumulative global hybrid sales through April tallied to 9.014 million. The latest million took just nine months, and counted Lexus and Toyota vehicles from all markets dating back to the August 1997 Japanese launch of the original Prius. With the news, the carmaker observes its combined effect on saving fuel […]

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The glowing headline of Consumer Reports’ just-published RAV4 Hybrid overview does not tell the paradoxical story to be read between the lines. While the publication validates Toyota’s new hybrid as the country’s most frugal non-plug-in SUV with 31 mpg combined – close to the 33 mpg on the sticker – it said the RAV’s city […]

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Toyota Motor Corp. will be bringing plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to China to tap into generous incentives, a Toyota executive said. Toyota executive Hiroji Onishi said that the Japanese carmaker plans to launch plug-in hybrid versions of the Toyota Corolla and Levin in China in 2018. Onishi, head of Toyota’s China operations, spoke to reporters […]

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Last month in order to garner attention for its RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota decided to do something different to break through the visual clutter in New York’s Times Square. The company built “the tallest outdoor climbing wall in NYC” and let certain folks, including RAV4 rally racer Christina Fate climb the 10-story structure in the urban […]

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The 2017 Prius Prime was revealed at the New York Auto Show recently and one of its major new features is the ability to use both of its electric motors together when accelerating with the gas engine off. Several other plug-in hybrid models announced during the past year also have this kind of “dual motor” […]

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For those of you wondering how competitive the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be, you should soon find out when it’s revealed March 23. Slated for its first U.S. showcasing at the New York Auto Show, Toyota has been very mum about it to date, and a teaser photo and minimal info provided today mean […]

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Toyota Motor Europe has confirmed that the C-HR crossover is heading to production. The production version of the C-HR crossover will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and the vehicle will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Sakarya, Turkey. The model will also feature a new-generation hybrid powertrain that will be […]

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While news is pending for the U.S. market, Hyundai says its Korean-market Ioniq surpasses fuel economy for a 2015 Prius, while the jury is out in comparison to the new 2016 Prius. The ioniq – its name a combination of ion and unique – is to come in three varieties: a plug-in hybrid, an all-electric […]

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