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Yes, Even Prius Drivers Can Be Utter Idiots At The Wheel

Yes, Even Prius Drivers Can Be Utter Idiots At The Wheel

We spend a fair amount of time here defending Toyota Prius drivers, who seem to have a bad reputation for slow and inept driving. We point out that gentle acceleration gets you there almost as quick and saves you money, despite the angry SUV driver 18 inches off the rear bumper. But then something... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius C launch, Detroit Auto Show

Toyota Prius Hybrid Sales Soar For Second Month

Yesterday, we told you electric-car sales were down slightly in April--even as overall car sales continued to recover. But while the plug-in sales will likely stay low for... read more May 2, 2012 by  4

2007 Toyota Prius

Want A Brand-New 5-Year-Old Toyota Prius Hybrid? Head For Miami

Believe it or not, the Toyota Prius has been available in the U.S. for over a decade. Aimed at a much more mainstream market than the first two generations of Prius Hybrid... read more April 24, 2012 by  8

2012 Toyota Prius V hybrid wagon, test drive in Catskill Mountains, Jan 2012

2012 Toyota Prius V: Service Alert (Exhaust Actuators)

At the end of last week, Toyota quietly announced a service campaign to rectify a potential problem with the exhaust system on the 2012 Toyota Prius V. The voluntary service... read more April 16, 2012 by  0

Toyota Prius Vs. Chevrolet Volt

2012 Toyota Prius Vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which Is Right For You?

With gasoline prices on the increase, many consumers are looking to buy a hybrid or plug-in hybrid as their next car in order to save gas and money. If going whole hog and... read more April 11, 2012 by  22

Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

Blind Man Drives Prius, With A Little Help From Google (Video)

Steve Mahan got into a Toyota Prius hybrid, drove to the dry cleaner's, picked up some clothes he'd left to be cleaned, and drove home. The trip was about a mile and a half... read more March 29, 2012 by  3

2012 Toyota Prius C, drive event, La Jolla, CA, Feb 2012

2012 Toyota Prius C: Price-Gouging Pic Proves Popularity Of 50MPG Hybrid

The 2012 Toyota Prius C is probably the most anticipated hybrid of 2012, and offers subcompact style and hybrid gas mileage. It’s no surprise then that Toyota has... read more March 20, 2012 by  12

2012 Chevrolet Volt

Is Chevy Volt Vitriol Simply Toyota Prius-Bashing Rehashed?

What goes around comes around, and you need look no further than the auto industry for proof. Model names can be mothballed for decades before reappearing. Features and... read more March 19, 2012 by  4

2012 Toyota Prius V hybrid wagon, test drive in Catskill Mountains, Jan 2012

Toyota Prius Hybrid Demand Rises As Gas Heads Toward $5/Gallon

As gas prices across the U.S. continue an upward march towards $5 per gallon, demand for Toyota Hybrids is now the highest it has been for nearly four years. On Thursday last... read more March 5, 2012 by  3

Toyota Prius Kingdom Ad

Toyota Takes You On Safari To Prius Kingdom, Binoculars Essential

Over the past few years, Toyota has run some pretty unusual ad campaigns for its range of Prius Hybrids, from the cute Harmony TV spot through to the mildly disturbing People... read more February 16, 2012 by  1

San Francisco Ford Hybrid Escape Taxi by Flickr user Ian Fuller

San Francisco: Twice As Many Taxis Burn Half As Much Gas; Here's How

In the past 15 years, the city of San Francisco has doubled the numbers of taxi cabs on its streets, up from 750 vehicles in 1997 to 1,500 this year. But thanks to incentives... read more February 15, 2012 by  0

2012 Toyota Prius C, drive event, La Jolla, CA, Feb 2012

2012 Toyota Prius C So Popular In Japan, Toyota Ups Production

Toyota’s all-new compact hybrid -- the 2012 Prius C -- isn’t due to go on sale for another few months, but that hasn’t stopped it from being an instant hit... read more February 14, 2012 by  2

Nichioh Maru Ship

Nissan Transports 2012 Leafs With Solar-Powered Hybrid Ship

Toyota might be the world’s largest hybrid automaker, but that isn’t stopping rival Japanese automaker Nissan from trying to become the world leader in hybrid... read more February 2, 2012 by  3

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota

It's Not Easy Being Green: Solar Windows 1, Prius 0

As if inattentive drivers, potholes, vandalism and acid rain weren’t enough to worry about, it now seems that urban motorists have one more thing to raise their... read more January 25, 2012 by  10

2003 Toyota Prius

U.S. DoT Sued For Toyota Prius Unintended Acceleration Documents

Five days ago, when we told you the National Academy of Sciences was backing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s findings into unintended acceleration... read more January 25, 2012 by  3

2012 Toyota Prius v

Boulder, Colorado, Loves Hybrids As Much as Los Angeles

Ask most Americans to name a place in the U.S. where hybrid cars are popular, and they’ll probably name somewhere in California, the Pacific Northwest, or Washington... read more January 23, 2012 by  2


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