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Toyota has teamed up with students at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) to create a unique concept. Dubbed the Toyota uBox concept, the vehicle is the result of a two-year collaboration with Toyota Motor North America designers and engineers along with the graduate students. Intended to appeal to the next generation of […]

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Wireless charging for EVs has been in the works for a while now, and a demonstration done last week at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) shows just how close it is to being ready for the market. During the demonstration, a 20-kilowatt wireless charging system achieved 90-percent efficiency while charging at three times the […]

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Toyota’s latest patent takes the head-up display to a new level. The Japenese automaker has developed a system that actively scans its surroundings to figure out where information should be displayed on the windshield. By taking into account lane markers, the driver’s viewpoint and the vehicle’s steering angle and speed, the system can actively move […]

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After a hiatus from production ceased last June, the Prius plug-in hybrid is back with a new name, double-sized 8.8-kwh battery and estimated 22 miles EV range. Revealed today in New York, the Prius Prime is the second plug-in car to receive a comprehensive redesign and builds on the fourth-generation Prius hybrid’s platform. Now with […]

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Toyota says that nearly all of its vehicles in the United States will have standard autonomous emergency braking by 2017. That is four years earlier than the goal set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is to make the technology standard across the entire industry by 2022. Both Lexus and Toyota will […]

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With winter in its last grasp, and summer right around the corner, electrified car shoppers may want a car as capable of traveling across country as it is of making it across town. Of course an informed buying decision should also factor day in, day out operation, utility, long-term reliability, and more. However, if you’re […]

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The Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 EV models are being recalled to address an issue with their seat belts. A total of approximately 1,124,000 units are affected by the recall, which includes the 2006-2012 RAV4 and the 2012-2014 RAV4 EV. According to Toyota, the involved vehicles are equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts in both second-row outboard […]

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Toyota Motor Europe has confirmed that the C-HR crossover is heading to production. The production version of the C-HR crossover will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and the vehicle will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Sakarya, Turkey. The model will also feature a new-generation hybrid powertrain that will be […]

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In the event people have not heard yet that the 2016 Prius shatters former conceptions of how Toyota’s hybrid handles, its Super Bowl has just shared the message far and wide. At the Toyota media drive last November, cone courses at the decommissioned El Toro airbase in California showed the new car to be a […]

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It’s not surprising that hybrids and electric cars would dominate any list of top “greenest” vehicles, and that’s the case with the annual Greenest Vehicles list as compiled by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The non-profit focuses on advocating on the behalf of energy policies, and it released its 2016 list of […]

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