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Toronto’s second annual “EV Day” will be held tomorrow, July 18, and Toyota believes this is the place to be if you want to learn more about advanced technology vehicles. Toyota Canada said it will have a major presence at the event, where attendees will be able to get behind the wheel of the Toyota […]

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In two years, consumers will have at least three plug-in car choices from major automakers. After years of taking a wait-and-see approach to plug-in hybrids, Toyota yesterday officially announced its plans to produce and market a plug-in version of the Prius in significant quantities. According to Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada, the company will sell […]

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New spy shots of Hyundai’s upcoming answer to the Prius have been released. The prototype was heavily cloaked, but photos show – for the first time – Hyundai’s new body for the mule. With a compact footprint, wedge-like front and a stubby rear end, the Hyundai’s profile is very similar to a 2014 Toyota Prius […]

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Consumers shopping for a plug-in hybrid in California get an extra incentive, but it isn’t expected to last long. Beginning this month, the California DMV will grant 15,000 Green Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decals. These allow low emission cars to drive in carpool lanes, even when the lanes are reserved for high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs) carrying […]

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Eight Prius plug-in hybrids are on their way toward London’s streets as taxis. Openstart Ltd. has ordered the rechargeable hatchbacks, making them available to private hire operators for the first time through the Public Carriage Office (PCO). Toyota said the Prius plug-in has the potential to offer hours of emissions-free driving around the British capital, […]

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Toyota has said it will delay the next-gen Prius until the end of 2015 in order to ensure it gets it right, and part of its due diligence includes torturing system components in its 1,000 horsepower TS040 hybrid racer. According to Yoshiaki Kinoshita, president of Toyota Motorsport GmbH, the all-wheel-drive Le Mans car is making […]

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As Hyundai seeks to diversify its alternative energy strategy, the Korean automaker has said it will develop an alternative to Toyota’s Prius. “We will take the lead in the future by raising the competitiveness of our environment-friendly cars like hybrid-only cars, plug-in hybrid cars and fuel cell hydrogen cars,” Hyundai Motor CEO Kim Choong-ho. Or […]

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Toyota Canada has reached the milestone of having sold 100,000 hybrids in Canada since the introduction of the first Prius fifteen years ago. Not surprisingly considering Toyota has created the niche, of all the hybrids sold in Canada since 2000, more than three quarters come from Toyota and Lexus. “The fuel needed by Toyota hybrids […]

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Apparently, the news piece yesterday about Hyundai testing a family of standalone, dedicated Toyota Prius-fighting hybrid models could be reused today, albeit replacing Hyundai with Ford. A story in Automotive News cites two sources who say Ford’s hybrid will be the company’s first effort not adapted from a traditional vehicle, unlike the current hybridized versions […]

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Toyota UK has posted a video with links to the full story of a TRD-prepped Prius Plug-in Hybrid which set a “lap record” of 698 mpg at 40 mph at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. “Three-digit records are nothing new at the Nürburgring, the go-to location when car manufacturers want to prove the pace of their latest […]

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