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EPA Says Toyota Prius Hybrid No Longer 'Most Fuel-Efficient'

EPA Says Toyota Prius Hybrid No Longer 'Most Fuel-Efficient'

Ask Americans about fuel-efficient cars, and many will name the iconic Toyota Prius hybrid, with gas mileage rated by the EPA at a combined 50 miles per gallon. So you'd expect the EPA to rank the Prius as the best midsize car on its list of Most and Least Fuel Efficient Cars, right? It's not... read more

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Drive  -  March 2011

2012 Plug-in Toyota Prius: What Do You Want To Know?

Toyota may have started the hybrid revolution with its original Prius, the first mass-produced gasoline-electric hybrid car and the vehicle which quickly became the eco badge... read more July 20, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

Prius Shortages Will End For 2012, Sales Will Rock, Toyota Says

It's been a tough couple of years for Toyota. First was the entire sudden-acceleration mess, along with multiple recalls covering almost 10 million cars. Then came the March... read more July 11, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf Generates Constant Buzz: Musicians Beware!

After almost 4500 miles on our 2011 Nissan Leaf, my wife has regularly complained about an "irritating whine" that constantly pesters her when she's riding in or driving the... read more July 1, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Toyota Prius with PLUS Performance Package

Toyota Adds Prius Plus Performance Package To Hot Up Hybrid Handling

Pretty much every Toyota Prius hybrid you see on the streets looks the same. Wild customization is generally limited to personalized plates that promote the driver's green... read more June 30, 2011 by  1


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per... read more June 28, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Never Fear, More Priuses Will Be Here! Or Not. It Depends

If you want to buy a new 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid these days, you may have to scramble. Supplies are down to 3,000 units, which is less than 10 days' worth of sales. In auto... read more June 24, 2011 by  0


 
How A Hybrid Works, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD - cropped version

How Does A Hybrid Car Really Work? This Infographic Explains It

As we've said before, we love infographics. Some of our favorites come from AutoMD, which did the one we ran two weeks ago on rising gas prices and simple ways to boost your... read more June 22, 2011 by  4


 
Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films

Whole Foods Plus Prius Equals New Westside LA Hybrid Rap

The phrase "west side of LA" conjures images of the surf at Malibu, high-dollar real estate and, on the grittier side, the gangs from the bad old days of Venice Beach. Park... read more June 18, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Toyota Prius

After 11 Years, Two-Millionth Hybrid Car Sold In United States

Sometime early last week, someone somewhere in the U.S. bought a hybrid car. And while we may never know exactly who that person was, the car was the 2-millionth... read more June 17, 2011 by  0


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010

Toyota Fixes Quirks On Upcoming 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid isn’t set to go on sale until early next year, but we already know quite a lot about the car. This is mostly thanks to the fleet of... read more June 17, 2011 by  9


 
Auriga Leader hybrid cargo ship

How To Send Hybrid Cars From Japan? Diesel-Hybrid Cargo Ship, Of Course

In this day and age, when it comes to being green, looking at the end result is never enough. You have to take a life cycle approach to assessing how green something is... read more June 15, 2011 by  0


 
GE Solar Park

More Sites Install Solar Carports For Electric-Car Charging

It's the green ideal: Charging an electric car or plug-in hybrid using electricity generated purely from the sun. But it's not fiction; a handful of large, multi-space solar... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
2001 Toyota Prius

2001-2003 Toyota Prius Recall: Steering Nut On Early Hybrids

Toyota has issued a recall notice for its very earliest hybrids, the 2001 through 2003 Prius sedan models. The company will replace the pinion-shaft attachment nuts in the... read more June 1, 2011 by  1


 
Members of Deeplocal work on the Toyota Prius 'Charged Life' project

Making Music With A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid & Unattended Baggage

About a year and a half ago, Scion launched a new webmagazine called ScionAV. The goal? To engage potential Scion shoppers (i.e. Millennials) on lifestyle topics like music... read more May 27, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Gas Mileage

The 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid gets the best gas mileage rating of any car for sale in the U.S. market today. It's rated at 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, for a combined rating... read more May 27, 2011 by  2


 
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