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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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Only last week what was believed to be a 2016 Toyota Prius was seen in California, and now one has been spied testing in Thailand. The next-generation Toyota Prius was previously expected to debut by now, but the Japanese automaker pushed its unveiling in order to revamp its styling. The 2016 Toyota Prius spied here […]

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Tennessee plug-in car buyers can get them while they are hot as the state has set up a $0.7 million fund to subsidize plug-in car purchases or leases with $1,500-$2,500 each on a first-come, first-served basis. This news came this last week on the two-tiered rebate program offered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and […]

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What happens when a Chevy Volt’s or Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid’s battery catches fire? A team which recently presented data pertaining to multiple types of plug-in car fires at the 2015 SAE World Congress found out first hand. One finding was lithium-ion battery packs can reach temperatures as high as 750 degrees Fahrenheit when ignited, […]

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While Lexus is currently one of the leading brands for the hybrid market, the company doesn’t have plans to add any plug-ins to the fleet, saying the technology isn’t as eco-friendly. Mark Templin, group vice president and general manager for Toyota’s Lexus division, talked more about the company’s choices and priorities at the recent New […]

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Four of the top carmakers are asking the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to give more credits to plug-in hybrids under the state’s emission regulations. It’s a plea heard from automakers before: the government can mandate emission requirements, but let us dictate the technology used to reach those regulations. Now, as California’s guidelines undergo an […]

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Somewhere along the timeline in Toyota’s decade-plus-plan to proliferate fuel cell vehicles, the automaker wishes to slash their price premium to that of a diesel car. Along with a present lack of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, fuel cell vehicles had been criticized for years as nigh to vaporware due to prohibitive production costs. The Mirai is […]

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Named for the second year in a row by Consumer Reports as the overall top pick among nine vehicle categories is the Tesla Model S with Toyota’s outgoing Prius Liftback nabbing the top green car designation. Tesla launched its car June 2012, and since the time Consumer Reports bought an 85-kwh version and began testing […]

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Without any public announcement or press release, Ford has lowered the price on two 2016 hybrids. Both the Fusion Hybrid S and Fusion Energi SE Luxury are cheaper in the 2016 order guide, each going down by $900. The Fusion Hybrid S is Ford’s most basic version of its cheapest hybrid. Its 3.39-percent price reduction […]

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