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Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

Toyota changes course, offers to share hybrid technology with rivals

Over the past six months, Toyota has made some remarkable decisions about its present and future car technologies. After years of staunch opposition to battery-electric vehicles, it committed to launching one by 2020. Now, the company has decided to offer its proprietary hybrid technology in volume... read more

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Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest... read more November 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: plug-in hybrid video test

They're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency. The Toyota Prius Prime, new for 2017, is the plug-in version of the world's... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
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Another tiny SUV? No AWD for 2018 Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover

The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show was awash in crossover utility vehicles, including a new model from Toyota that stretches the definition of that category. The 2018 Toyota C-HR... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
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Toyota to offer electric car in 2020 as fuel-cell sales struggle

Toyota has been a confirmed naysayer on long-range battery-electric cars for two decades. Instead, hydrogen fuel cells have been its zero-emission technology of choice. In... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
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2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: video road test

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a new plug-in version of the fourth-generation Prius hybrid launched last year. It succeeds the previous Prius Plug-In Hybrid, but it's a much... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
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Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

Toyota is one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with General Motors and Volkswagen Group. Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
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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... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
Toyota Mirai wins 2016 e-Rally Monte Carlo

Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car wins Monte Carlo e-Rally

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car can now add a motorsport victory—of sorts—to its resume of accomplishments. A Mirai sedan won the 2016 e-Rally Monte... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
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Toyota to launch fuel-cell buses next year for Olympics

It appears that Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles plans encompass more than just passenger cars. The Japanese automaker plans to begin selling fuel-cell buses in its home... read more October 24, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Corolla, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016

2017 Toyota Corolla: first drive of updated compact sedan

The Toyota Corolla has been almost the default compact sedan among North American buyers for what seems like decades now. In good years, more than 350,000 are sold to retail... read more October 14, 2016 by


 
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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


 
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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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