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Since the late-2010 beginning of the major manufacturer plug-in car era, the Chevy Volt has been the plug-in hybrid sales king, but this year its crown is in jeopardy. Toyota’s Prius Prime, which has been rolling out and ramping up in sales, has been nipping at the heels of the Volt all year, and in […]

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Toyota is taking a global strategy for launching its new lineup of electric vehicles, with North American suppliers becoming part of the equation. A U.S. executive said the company has been talking to automotive suppliers for more than a year – and may build some of the product in North America. Toyota is looking into […]

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Audi will be giving solar energy a push, adding solar panels to its electric vehicles for extended range and to support sustainability. This was announced yesterday along with a deal with Alta Devices to add thin-solar cells into a glass roof for Audi EVs that will generate electricity powering the car’s air-conditioning system and seat […]

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Out of the 20 plug-in hybrids now for sale in the U.S., the Toyota Prius Prime and Chevrolet Volt stand heads above, but which will sell better is an open question. Through July this year, the Prime, which rolled out nationally this year, sits as last month’s top seller with 1,645 July sales, and its […]

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Toyota may be ready to plunge into China’s “new energy vehicle” electric car market as early as 2019. While the company wouldn’t confirm the plan as reported by Reuters, a Toyota spokesman on Friday confirmed that electric vehicles will be introduced to that market. “We are going to introduce EVs in China with a few […]

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Toyota added to its World Green Car victories yesterday with the Prius Prime taking the 2017 title at the New York International Auto Show. Last year’s winner was the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car. The Prius Prime was one of 12 global entry vehicles assessed by a jury panel of 75 auto journalists from […]

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The Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid has been doing so well in sales this year that they’re moving off lots quickly and dealers are asking for more. Toyota has been happy to see the sales figures so far this year, with 2,728 units sold in the U.S. during January and February. Demand has been strong […]

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Toyota’s “father of the Prius” is confident the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid will sell much faster than the original hybrid Prius. Speaking at a media event launching the Prius Prime in Japan, Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said he expects Prius plug-in hybrids to pass the one million unit sales mark in less than 10 years; […]

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