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Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide (UPDATED)

Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide (UPDATED)

There was a time when hybrid vehicles were expensive to buy, and the choice of vehicle type was limited. The 2015 Toyota Prius C is evidence that the options have expanded. With a starting price of $20,635 (including a mandatory $825 delivery charge), Toyota's hybrid subcompact is relatively... read more

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2015 Toyota Prius Plug In 5dr HB (Natl) Tail Light

Toyota 'Prius Prime' Trademark Registered; What New Hybrid Could It Be?

Trademark filings for model names usually present a mystery. What a carmaker is planning when it registers a specific name can be hard to impossible to ascertain. And so it... read more June 10, 2015 by


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Prius Deals In Southern California Cut Lease To Electric-Car Prices

With gas prices still low and the increasingly aged Prius Liftback model still in showrooms, Toyota continues to offer generous incentives for its signature hybrid. As in the... read more June 8, 2015 by


 
Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Powers and Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid

Why One Olympic Gold Medalist Drives A Plug-In Hybrid In Vermont

Over the past few years, electric cars and plug-in hybrids have proven capable of performing in a variety of environments. That includes the cold weather and the occasionally... read more June 5, 2015 by


 
Fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid prototype testing in Thailand  [from Headlight Magazine forum]

2016 Toyota Prius: More Spy Shots, From Thailand Testing

The all-new fourth-generation Toyota Prius is getting closer and closer to launch, as witnessed by an increasing number of spy shots of prototypes testing all over the world... read more June 1, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid concept, New York City, May 2015

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Hybrid Concept: Quick Drive

A large red electrical shutdown switch inside a car says it all: You're driving a prototype. New York City passers-by who looked approvingly at our shiny bronze Volkswagen... read more May 29, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Opens Electrified-Vehicle Patents, Adds 200 Engineers To Work On Hybrids, Electrics

Ford Motor Company announced this morning that it would open its portfolio of patents related to electrified vehicles--meaning both hybrids and electric cars--to competitive... read more May 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid  -  First Drive, May 2015

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid First Drive

What if you could fully restore your charge in a plug-in hybrid, on the fly, just by driving? It’s a feature that’s unparalleled in mass-market plug-in... read more May 26, 2015 by


 
Possible fourth-generation Toyota Prius prototype. Video by Vimeo user Savior1974.

Next Toyota Prius Hybrid: 40-Percent Thermal Efficiency From Engine, Toyota Says

You may not hear about the thermal efficiency of engines much: It's the ratio of how efficiently they use the energy in the fuel they burn. Conventional gasoline engines have... read more May 22, 2015 by


 
2015 Chrysler Town & Country

New Chrysler Minivan Might Get Electric All-Wheel Drive: CEO

Carmakers typically turn to electrification for increased fuel efficiency, but it can have other benefits as well. In some cases, it may even help maximize interior space in... read more May 22, 2015 by


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both, But sometimes, rather than stealing... read more May 20, 2015 by


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

2015 Toyota Prius Rebates Rise For Californians

Toyota boosted incentives on its Prius hybrid range for California buyers in April, and it's doing the same this month, though on a more limited basis. New incentives are... read more May 19, 2015 by


 
Possible fourth-generation Toyota Prius prototype. Video by Vimeo user Savior1974.

Is This The Next Toyota Prius Hybrid Captured On Video?

The current-generation Toyota Prius hybrid is due for replacement soon, but Toyota has been tight-lipped when it comes to details about that new model. Carmakers go to... read more May 15, 2015 by


 
Used Toyota Camry Hybrid battery packs installed at Lamar Buffalo Ranch, Yellowstone National Park

Used Toyota Hybrid Batteries Repurposed At Yellowstone National Park

Even after they're no longer suitable for their original purpose, the battery packs from hybrids and electric cars can still be useful. Battery energy-storage capacity... read more May 15, 2015 by


 
2016 Mazda 6

Mazda To Lean On Toyota For Hybrid, Fuel-Cell Expertise

Mazda and Toyota will work together over the next few years in an arrangement that will see the two carmakers pool their green technologies. Japan's largest carmaker and one... read more May 14, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept, 2015 Wörthersee Tour

VW Golf GTE Sport Concept: 174-MPH Plug-In Hybrid Carbon-Bodied 'Golf'

Could the Volkswagen GTI and the all-wheel-drive Golf R high-performance compact-car models be headed toward a plug-in hybrid future? One new concept, the Golf GTE Sport... read more May 14, 2015 by


 

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