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Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Toyota Prius Prime

Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Toyota Prius Prime

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a far, far better plug-in hybrid than its predecessor. It defaults to electric-only operation, it has 25 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and in electric operation, it is by far the most energy-efficient vehicle you can buy this year in the U.S. And when it reverts... read more

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Did you know Exxon researched hybrid cars (then ignored them)?

Hybrid cars are often thought of as a fairly recent development, but few things under the sun are truly new. In response to the 1970s oil crises, engineers began... read more October 14, 2016 by

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Hydrogen marketing campaign suggests, 'Let's clear the air'

Advocates of hydrogen fuel-cell cars are working to make their presence felt in much the same way that electric-car advocates have for years. Last Saturday was National... read more October 14, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: brief drive of updated three-row SUV

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the only three-row hybrid crossover utility vehicle sold in the U.S. today. And for the 2017 model year, it's gotten some mild... read more October 13, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

2016-17 Toyota Prius hybrids recalled for emergency-brake issue

The latest generation of Toyota Prius hybrid cars is being recalled to address an issue with their emergency brakes. The Prius was redesigned for the 2016 model year and is... read more October 13, 2016 by

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Lexus hybrids 'always charged,' says slogan (unlike electric cars)

Toyota has made it abundantly clear that it believes its hybrids and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are a better path to the future than battery-electric cars. The Japanese... read more October 12, 2016 by

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At 133 MPGe, Toyota Prius Prime wallops BMW i3 on energy efficiency

Move over, BMW: there's a new efficiency champion in town this year—and you'll have to give back that laurel wreath you've worn since 2014. Last week, final EPA... read more October 10, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius design, popular in Japan, not a hit in U.S.

With the fourth-generation Prius hybrid, Toyota focused not only on improving efficiency, but on making its halo car more appealing to a wider range of consumers. Part of... read more October 7, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

How many Toyota Prius Primes will be sold in its first 12 months? Poll results

Next year should be an interesting one for sales of plug-in electric cars, with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV rolling out to selected dealers in all 50 states, Chevy says. The... read more October 5, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: first drive of new plug-in hybrid

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a considerably better car than a few electric-car fans had feared. In fact, with an EPA-rated range of 25 miles (more than projected) and... read more October 3, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Mirai

Price cut and monthly sales spike for Toyota Mirai fuel-cell sedan

Sometimes journalists miss the forest for the trees, and we'll plead guilty on this one. When we wrote last week that the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell sedan was... read more September 26, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Mirai

2017 Toyota Mirai price stays same, fuel-cell car adds new color

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will enter its second model year in the U.S. virtually unchanged, including its pricing. The 2017 Mirai continues to be Toyota's... read more September 22, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

Toyota now sells almost 1.5 million hybrids a year

Despite depressed U.S. sales of its Prius line owing to low gas prices, Toyota continues to post impressive hybrid sales. The Japanese carmaker surpassed 9 million hybrids... read more August 23, 2016 by

Toyota Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge

Toyota challenges high-school students to build fuel-cell cars

For its latest campaign to promote hydrogen fuel-cell cars, Toyota is turning to a group that is only just learning how to drive. The Japanese carmaker is working with... read more August 22, 2016 by

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Suit says '13-mile' range for Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid was deceptive

The discontinued Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is now the subject of a lawsuit alleging that its advertised 13-mile electric range is deceptive. Filed earlier this month in... read more July 29, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Is Toyota Prius hybrid simply passe now that plug-in cars are here?

The Toyota Prius hybrid was once the poster child for green technology, even a status symbol for environmentally-conscious celebrities. Over three generations, the Prius was... read more July 19, 2016 by


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