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Toyota has decided not to pull its punches anymore when discussing the success of its hybrids. While applauding other manufacturers “expanding the popularity of hybrid vehicles,” the company still “retains hybrid leadership worldwide.” Toyota is celebrating “its utter hybrid dominance” by offering a special edition of its 2015 Prius. Built on the mid-range Three trim […]

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Wanting to make tomorrow’s driving safer, Toyota is strengthening its efforts and research into safety technology as well as into automated- and connected-vehicle technologies. Toyota explained its Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) is expanding its mission to advance automotive safety research, with a new focus on the challenges and opportunities that evolving vehicle technologies will […]

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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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Mazda took the wraps off the fourth generation of its iconic MX-5 roadster yesterday, and initial impressions are almost overwhelmingly positive. There are bits of inspiration from sources as disparate as the Honda S2000 and CRZ in the front, and the Jaguar F-Type in the taillights. Perhaps the most impressive is the cabin, which adopts […]

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will supply major telecom provider Orange with a fleet of 200 electric vehicles for its needs in France. Renault-Nissan said it will provide the 200 electric vehicles to Orange by 2015. Orange added it will use the electric vehicles mostly for car-sharing purposes between its buildings and installations in France. Orange said […]

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The Chevrolet Volt didn’t beat its all-time best, but its 2,511 units sold in August were a yearly high. Its year-to-date total yet lags its tally the same time last year, yet lags 3,351 sales in August 2013. In contrast, the Nissan Leaf saw a new all-time record in last month of 3,186 in a […]

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Tesla, who has continually confounded critics over its stock price, managed to set a new record after it closed at $284.05 a share yesterday, a 5.3 percent increase from its previous high on August 28. Several factors were at play here, including a recent deal struck with China Unicom — the second-largest mobile phone company […]

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Infiniti announced pricing for the 2015 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid version of its flagship performance luxury sedan. The 2015 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid will carry an MSRP of $55,900, with destination and handling at $905. This price puts the hybrid version more or less mid-point in the Q70 lineup, which ranges between $49,850 for the Q70 3.7 […]

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Toyota has revealed the 2015 Camry Hybrid will start at $26,790 for the LE model, which is $460 more than the equivalent 2014.5 Camry Hybrid LE. Yes, you read that well, Toyota had released a mid-year update to its Camry with trim prices and detail changes when compared to the 2014 models. For 2015, the […]

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Kia Motors America (KMA) wants to improve the EV charging network in advance of the Soul EV’s California arrival during the third quarter of this year. Kia is adding of 17 new DC fast chargers to California’s already-existing network of 198, charger. KMA said its EV charging infrastructure plan provides Soul EV buyers with broad […]

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