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Don’t look now plug-in car fans but following its recent price cuts, Toyota sold an all-time record 2,095 Prius Plug-in Hybrids in the month of October compared to the Chevy Volt’s 2,022, and the Nissan Leaf’s 2,002. This the PHEV did although Toyota still sells it in only 15 states, it’s eligible for a much […]

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Toyota UK has provided a Prius Plug-in for a new transport initiative giving rail travelers access to a low emissions car club vehicle for the next leg of their journey. The initiative gives holders of train operator Southern’s new smartcard – the key – access to the Prius Plug-in at Lewes railway station in Sussex. […]

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Imagine: It’s the year 2025, and the global automotive landscape has shifted significantly toward reliance upon “alterative powertrains and alternative fuels.” This could be true if projections by LMC Automotive, a strategic partner of J.D. Power come to pass. According to the forecast, 36 percent of an estimated 110 million passenger vehicles sold by then […]

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The Web edition of the automobile enthusiast publication Autoweek recently posted a list of the 12 most searched cars on the site. The Ford Mustang isn’t much of a surprise in spot number one; likewise another horsepower powerhouse, Chevy’s Corvette in third place. Sandwiched between those classic American pony cars? The Toyota Prius. In the […]

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Toyota – after years of doggedly stating that the Prius hybrid system was not compatible with a plug-in system, and repeatedly warning that lithium-battery-powered plug-in hybrids were too costly and the technology unproven – began delivering the Prius Plug-in Hybrid in March. Easily the most recognized hybrid on American roads, Toyota’s hybrid followers are cheering […]

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Depending on how one drives it, Toyota’s Prius Plug-In can go a few miles farther than its U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating, but officially it can be expected to travel 11 miles in electric-only mode. This falls short of the “up to 15 miles” at speeds up to 62 mph estimated after consulting with Toyota […]

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Today Toyota confirmed that the 2012 Prius Plug-in is approved by California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP). The vehicle will also be eligible for California HOV lane sticker for solo access, and is eligible for a first-come, first served $1,500 rebate available to anyone who purchases or leases a Prius Plug-In for 36 months or […]

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Toyota has upped its fuel-efficiency projection for its Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV), according to Bloomberg, which reports the automaker expects to top the Volt in its U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy rating. Toyota’s U.S. Group Vice President Bob Carter, said the Plug-In Prius (AKA PIP) should manage 50 mpg in hybrid mode for combined […]

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As its launch date approaches, both verifiable and speculative reports are circulating about the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Among them are that it is expected to return a standard-Prius-beating 107 MPGe, cut CO2 emissions from 89 g/km to 49 g/km, and will debut September 13 at the Frankfurt auto show. In response to our inquiry, […]

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Last week, Toyota announced that it made the one-millionth sale of the Toyota Prius in the United States. It took Toyota 11 years to achieve that impressive benchmark. While 1 million might sound like an arbitrary figure (well-suited for marketing purposes only), it becomes meaningful when you consider President Obama’s goal (dating back to 2008) […]

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