Next Toyota Prius To Be Built in U.S.--But Not Until 2016

Next Toyota Prius To Be Built in U.S.--But Not Until 2016

The convoluted twists and turns of possible Prius production in the U.S. have taken another unexpected bend. A Toyota executive has now told Reuters that the company intends to build the quintessential hybrid in the States, but not until its next generation is launched. That would be in 2016, since... read more

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WSJ: No Tesla-Toyota Joint Venture, Yet

They may have struck a deal to transfer control of the old NUMMI manufacturing facility, but as of yet, Toyota and electric-car manufacturer Tesla have no firm deal to... read more June 10, 2010 by  3

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Are Infrastructure Changes A Myth?

As all-electric vehicles become common, does a country’s infrastructure really need to be changed to accommodate them? As most people drive 50 miles or less per day my... read more May 2, 2010 by  2

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Raging Grannies Protest Tesla's Possible Use of Toxic Dump Site For Future Model S Plant

  A group of concerned activists is raising questions about one potential location for Tesla's future Model S assembly plant. The Raging Grannies spent last Saturday in... read more January 12, 2010 by  2

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Toyota Creates New Flower Species To Cut CO2 From Prius Production

You may already associate the 2010 Toyota Prius with flowers, courtesy of its "Harmony Between Man, Nature, and Machine" ad campaign, complete with human flowers in the... read more November 9, 2009 by  2

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Mulally: Ford Ka Not Headed To the United States

The diminutive Ford Ka will not be heading to the United States according to a recent Automotive News interview with Ford CEO Alan Mulally. In the interview, Mulally stated... read more November 9, 2009 by  0

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Biden Blurts Out Fisker Nina Plug-In Hybrid Line: Sedan, Coupe, Crossover

There's nothing like a little old-fashioned reporter shoe leather, especially when few other automotive media outlets bother to make the trip. Our colleague Gary Gastelu of... read more October 28, 2009 by  2

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Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

When you think of a brand-new, gleaming, 2010 model car rolling out of your driveway, what materials come to mind? Steel, chrome, soft-touch interior plastics, maybe even... read more October 19, 2009 by  5

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Panasonic Linking PC Batteries Together To Power Cars

If Panasonic gets its way, your average laptop battery could be the electric vehicle power source of the future. The Japanese consumer electronics company announced Thursday... read more October 8, 2009 by  5

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More Tesla Turmoil? Executive Turnover Continues

Executive turnover continues at Silicon Valley electric-car startup Tesla Motors, with three executives leaving in nine months and two more hired. The turnover comes both in... read more October 2, 2009 by  4

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Will 20,000 U.S. Buyers Order 2012 Nissan Leafs Within A Year?

The 2012 Nissan Leaf hatchback, the first all-electric car from a major manufacturer to be offered in the U.S. since GM's late lamented EV1 two-seater a decade ago, won't go... read more October 1, 2009 by  2

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Tesla Engineering and Manufacturing Chief Resigns

The revolving door of Tesla Motors leadership keeps turning. Today, executive vice president of vehicle engineering and manufacturing, Mike Donoughe, is calling it quits... read more September 24, 2009 by  2


Fisker Joins Tesla In Getting Government Cash For Hybrid Luxury Sedan

The U.S. Department of Energy yesterday approved a $529 million low-interest loan to Fisker Automotive, which will start building its 2010 Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid luxury... read more September 23, 2009 by  0

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Tesla Planning Sub-$30,000 Vehicle For 2016

Tesla Motors wants you to know that they won't be a niche automaker for long. CEO, Elon Musk has repeatedly affirmed that he expects his electric vehicle company to compete... read more August 24, 2009 by  5

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Cashing In On Clunkers: Ford Faces Focus Famine

Now that Congress has voted another $2 billion in funding for the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, better known as "Cash for Clunkers," the program's success... read more August 13, 2009 by  0

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2011 Chevrolet Volt: Talk About Limited Production ...

If you're one of the tens of thousands of green car fans excited about the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car, start making nice to your local Chevy dealer... read more August 12, 2009 by  2


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