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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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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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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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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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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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Hyundai confirmed that the hybrid and all-electric versions of its new Ioniq compact sedan will be launched this week in the U.S. Mike O’Brien, vice president-product planning for Hyundai Motor America, spoke last with WardsAuto about Hyundai’s product plans. “Our focus was on developing a great compact car that happens to be electrified,” O’Brien said. […]

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As tradition would have it, January plug-in electrified vehicle sales were down compared to December, but of all cars for sale in the U.S., the Chevrolet Volt’s 1,611 units were enough to place it first. The Volt’s sales were up 62-percent over January 2016’s sales when the second-generation extended-range EV was still rolling out following […]

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In a recent crash test by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), two plug-in hybrids – Toyota Prius Prime and Chevy Volt – earned the highest Top Safety Pick Plus designation, while Tesla’s Model S and the BMW i3 fell short. To qualify for the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick, a car has to earn […]

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