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Toyota and Mazda are taking electrified vehicles seriously enough to jointly invest $1.6 billion in a U.S. plant. Toyota Motor Corp. will also be taking a 5 percent share of Japanese competitor Mazda Motor Corp. The U.S. location will be named later, but it will have the capacity to produce 300,000 vehicles a year and […]

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Did you know you can spend the average low-30s price for a new car with average 26 mpg, or – if you care to save where it counts – you can buy a hybrid for less than the U.S. average price with double the U.S. average fuel economy? Hybrid cars are meant to be thought […]

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The most popular automaker in the world is Toyota and the competition isn’t even close. According to a new study conducted by U.K.’s Registration Transfers Limited, Toyota is the most popular automaker in 49 countries around the world, while Volkswagen is a distant second with 14 countries to its name. Ford comes in third place […]

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With calendar year 2017 half way over, U.S. plug-in electrified sales are at an all time high. From January through June, sales for most models are up, and a couple new models to the top-five roster have helped with the total. As of the end of June, the U.S. has purchased 87,307 plug-in electrified vehicles […]

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No other automaker has been nearly as successful in proliferating hybrids as Toyota, but a few are determined to change that. Entering this year, Toyota proclaimed it had sold 10 million hybrids globally since introducing the 1997 Japan-market Prius, and in North America the count is over 3.2 million, but signs of weakening can be […]

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It’s been a long road for Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle research and development, and a long road is predicted ahead, but this week it did receive the praise of a global luminary. The occasion was a Prius and Mirai ride and drive at the World Ocean Festival held at New York’s Governors Island in […]

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If you haven’t noticed, Toyota’s Prius Liftback and its “Prime” plug-in sibling have seen significant changes in their relative popularity. For this entire decade, Liftback sales dominated all hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars so completely that the term “800 pound gorilla” was often invoked, but today, while still ahead, it’s less of the heavyweight. […]

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Toyota is proving that its new hydrogen fuel-cell powered big rig is not only clean, but also powerful. The brand released video footage of its new truck, called Project Portal, drag racing a standard diesel-powered semi, both loaded to 35,000 pounds. As you can see in the video, it’s not even close, with Project Portal […]

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This year the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group will be selling as many hybrids and plug-in hybrids in the U.S. as king-of-hybrids Toyota, and what this might lead to remains to be seen. Hyundai and Kia have said their goal is to become no less than the world’s second-biggest seller of electrified vehicles by 2020, with the […]

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Approximately 2,840 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are being recalled worldwide. According to the Japanese automaker, the Mirai is being recalled due to an issue with the output voltage generated by its fuel cell system. Toyota said that under certain driving conditions, there is a possibility the output voltage generated by the fuel cell […]

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