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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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While Honda has had some electrified vehicle proponents wondering what it was up to, the refreshed 2017 Accord Hybrid is only the beginning of a green, electrified vehicle onslaught. According to Jeff Conrad, general manager of the Honda brand, this is the plan as the Japanese automaker showed journalists its new range-topping 48-mpg hybrid and […]

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Safety ratings, and their accompanying videos, from IIHS and NHTSA are giving thumbs up to the 2016 Toyota Prius and the soon-to-be launched Prius Prime plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the car as Good overall, and it’s the safest Prius ever according to IIHS’ detailed table. “Good” rating in […]

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Certain models of the third-generation Toyota Prius and Lexus CT hybrids are being recalled to address an issue with their airbags. The recall affects approximately 482,000 vehicles in the U.S. and includes the 2010-2012 Prius, 2010-2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrids and 2011-2012 Lexus CT200h. According to Toyota, the involved vehicles are equipped with curtain shield airbags […]

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Facing mandates to reduce carbon emissions, Toyota’s chief engineer for the Prius line said this week that more battery power will be required. The hint therefore is at least more plug-in hybrids, and potentially battery electric vehicles are in the offing. No timeline was set, but to those who have seen Toyota as anti-EV, it […]

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