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Toyota’s smallest hybrid has been updated for the 2017 model year. As one of the most affordable hybrid models available in today’s market, the Prius c now comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-C) driver-assistance suite on all model grades. The system was an option on two Prius c grades on the 2016 model […]

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No car show these days would be complete without a sufficient helping of green car news, and this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit does not disappoint. Several concept cars and actual products pending were rolled out this week during media previews to show that automakers wish to be taken seriously about what […]

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Honda revealed yesterday at the Detroit auto show that it is adding a dedicated hybrid model to its light truck lineup in 2018. The announcement was made during the introduction of Honda’s all-new Odyssey minivan by Takahiro Hachigo, the automaker’s president and CEO. The new hybrid model – Ridgeline pickup shown, as no images are […]

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Toyota rolled out a 2018 Camry today in Detroit that has a more appealing design, a vastly improved interior, a more exciting drive character and a hybrid model the automaker said will have Prius-like fuel economy. A new hybrid system features a new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine conneted to a continousouly-variable transmission (CVT) that […]

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Toyota is combining its fascination for artificial intelligence with demand for customized mobility in Concept-i. Launched this week at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the concept car has been designed around Toyota’s philosophy that “vehicles of the future should start with the people who use them.”  For the new design exercise, Toyota has tapped into […]

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Even though they still have leftover storage capacity once they’ve degraded too far for automotive use, lithium-ion batteries should be recycled, not reused. At least, that’s what a new report says. Automakers have been experimenting with alternative uses for these batteries, but a report from Lux Research suggests that recycling the battery packs would be […]

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Toyota is looking to develop a more-advanced electric-car battery in the near future. The battery, which the company hopes to have to market “in a few years,” will provide 15-percent better range and battery life than current ones, according to Toyota. “Lithium-ion battery is a key technology for electrifying cars, and there is a clear […]

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Toyota has long been an energetic advocate for hydrogen fuel cells as alternative to battery-powered electric cars, and is now looking into large, long-haul truck applications. The Japanese automaker has formed a unit within its U.S. research and development facility in California to see if fuel cell technology is feasible for heavy-duty trucks. “Toyota has […]

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Following in the tire tracks of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, Lexus is planning its own luxury version to arrive by 2020. Speaking with British car magazine Auto Express, Alain Uyttenhoven, head of Lexus Europe said that Lexus is adapting the hydrogen fuel technology developed by parent company Toyota and that there are only a […]

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Hyundai’s 2017 Ioniq Hybrid doesn’t have the Toyota Prius’ flamboyant styling, but it does have an EPA-certified fuel economy rating that bests the Prius Eco, making it the most fuel efficient car sold in America without a plug. When it arrives before the end of the year, the Ioniq Hybrid will have a window sticker […]

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