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If a report is correct, the next Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid may offer 30-35 miles rated all-electric range. By present standards, this electric range would rank it second among plug-in hybrids by that important metric and it would build on the new Prius platform. This could therefore be a very significant car to plug-in enthusiasts […]

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Toyota is rumored to have something unexpected planned for this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese automaker is reportedly working on an open-wheel, three-seater sports car inspired by the Lotus Seven to debut in October and sources say if the press and public approve, the company will seriously considering taking it to production. If the […]

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Toyota is breathing new life into its old hybrid batteries. The company has contributed 208 used Camry Hybrid nickel-metal hydride battery packs to the Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus in Yellowstone National Park, helping create a distributed energy system that combines solar power generation with the re-used battery packs. The Lamar Buffalo Ranch now has […]

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Hybrid vehicles are being credited as key to Toyota UK’s sales success during the first quarter of 2015. Toyota sold a total of 30,210 new vehicles, a nine percent increase on the brand’s performance in the same period last year. The growth rate surpasses the total UK car market, which grew 6.8 percent. Overall, hybrid […]

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This Thursday, Toyota will be showing off more than the first hybrid version of its RAV4; the carmaker will also be introducing a new safety system that will soon become available fleet-wide. Toyota announced today that the RAV4 Hybrid will be the first of its models outfitted with the new safety system. The technology address […]

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Today Toyota unveiled its midcycle refresh of its Avalon including the hybrid version. Unwrapped at the Chicago Auto Show, the fourth-generation vehicle that was all-new in 2013 gets styling updates while leaving powertrain intact. Under the hood of the hybrids is A 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine paired with electric drive netting 200 horsepower. Efficiency […]

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Toyota’s hybrid vehicle battery life tends to be a lengthy one and the automaker is stepping up its efforts to recycle them. The hybrid batteries used in Toyota and Lexus models can last longer the vehicles themselves, so often they are only recovered when the cars reach the end of their useful life, or if […]

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Toyota launched in Japan a program to test silicon carbide power semiconductors in hybrid vehicles. Using a Camry hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corporation said the tests will evaluate the performance of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, which it believes could lead to significant efficiency improvements in hybrids and other vehicles […]

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The Co-wheels car club chose Toyota hybrids and city cars to fill its needs of 80 new vehicles for its fleet. The business operates on-street car sharing and rental in more than 40 UK locations and provides fleet management services for numerous organizations. The company evaluates it is now time to invest in more vehicles […]

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The 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid has been named best value by Consumer Reports’ editors, having edged out its gasoline-only stablemate and being the only alternative-energy car considered among five top contenders. The Camry Hybrid has utilized the same Prius-derived but more-powerful Hybrid Synergy Drive system since 2012 and the exterior and interior were comprehensively refreshed […]

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