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Toyota hints it may be more friendly toward electric cars: report

Toyota hints it may be more friendly toward electric cars: report

Toyota has shown very little interest in battery-electric cars. The company has taken the position that hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains are more practical choices when it comes to reducing emissions. But Toyota may be changing its attitude toward electric cars. DON'T MISS: 2017 Toyota... read more

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Rendering of solar installations at Toyota North America headquarters, Plano, Texas

Solar panels at Toyota's new Texas HQ to provide 25 percent of its electricity

Texas may be known as an oil state, but it's also a sprawling and sunny state, making it a good place to set up solar panels. Toyota hopes to take advantage of that when it... read more June 13, 2016 by

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

Is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV hurting Prius V wagon sales?

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the sole mass-market crossover SUV that offers a hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. That was a market pioneered by the Ford Escape Hybrid... read more June 8, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed... read more May 31, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

Toyota at 9 million hybrids, now makes more than 1 million a year

Toyota has reached yet another hybrid-production milestone since launching the original Prius in Japan in 1997. Nine months after building its 8-millionth hybrid, Toyota says... read more May 23, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Mirai  -  Quick Drive  -  Portland, July 2015  [photo: Doug Berger]

Toyota Mirai seeks to reclaim green image from Tesla, sans Supercharger network

Since launching in Japan in 1997, the Toyota Prius hybrid has imbued its maker with a strong green image. The Prius has become Toyota's signature model, and helped the... read more May 16, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Mirai construction at Motomachi plant

Smaller, cheaper Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car coming in 2019, company says

To increase the reach of its hybrid cars, Toyota launched the Prius C subcompact in 2012 as a smaller, less expensive alternative to the Prius Liftback that's the linchpin of... read more May 9, 2016 by

Geek Squad Toyota Prius C

Geek Squad switches to Toyota Prius C hybrids from VW Beetles

Best Buy's Geek Squad tech-support unit is getting a makeover. Since the service launched nationwide in 2004, it has primarily used a fleet of black-and-white Volkswagen... read more April 17, 2016 by

One millionth Lexus hybrid delivered to owner Aldo Pirronello in Milan, Italy

Lexus has sold 1 million luxury hybrid vehicles in 11 years

Toyota is the world's top producer and promoter of hybrid cars, and its enthusiasm extends to its Lexus luxury brand as well. So while other luxury carmakers' interest in... read more April 13, 2016 by

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

2016 Toyota Prius hybrid gets good IIHS, NHTSA crash safety scores

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has already been on sale for a few months, but crash-test scores are just now being released. The fourth-generation Prius did well in both... read more April 11, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid preview

At the 2016 New York Auto Show, Toyota added another variant to its lineup of fourth-generation Prius hybrids. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a replacement for the... read more March 29, 2016 by

Japanese manga comic about Toyota Mirai  [from Motorfan: New Model Special Edition issue 502]

Toyota Mirai manga: hydrogen fuel cell beats electric cars, plug-in hybrids

Manga are comics created in Japan, conforming to a style set more than 100 years ago and still very much a part of popular culture. While they may look like no more than... read more March 25, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid  -  2016 New York Auto Show iive photos

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to be offered in four trim levels: Live photos

While the new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has received much attention recently, the Japanese firm's larger hybrid crossover is now getting a mid-cycle update as well. Debuting at the... read more March 24, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: 22-mile range, styling updates: Live photos and video

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, the new plug-in hybrid version of the world's best-selling hybrid car, was unveiled this morning at the New York Auto Show. The second plug-in... read more March 24, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

2016 Toyota Prius Prime: details on 120 MPGe plug-in hybrid, all-electric mode

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime replaces the Prius Plug-In, and it directly addresses nearly everything that current owners of that model have wanted. There’s a longer... read more March 24, 2016 by

2016 Scion iA and 2016 Scion iM

Scion iA, iM small cars, C-HR crossover, turn into Toyotas next year

Toyota's Scion "youth" brand will be killed off in August, but most of its models will live on as Toyotas. The first of those re-badged models will appear next week at the... read more March 17, 2016 by


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