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

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 contemplating ways to move the auto industry beyond fossil fuels, using much less sophisticated technology than what became available in... read more

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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


 
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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


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

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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Toyota seeks to stop investing in diesel engines altogether: exec

Diesel cars are starting to lose popularity. The Volkswagen diesel scandal has turned off many potential U.S. customers, while stricter global emissions standards will make... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

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

Toyota is the king of electrified powertrains. With more than nine million hybrid vehicles sold worldwide at this point, and well over 5.5 million of those wearing a Prius... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Toyota Prius, Plug-In, Lexus CT200h recalled for airbag issues, not Takata-related

Toyota has announced that it will recall 482,000 hybrid cars registered in the U.S. over potentially faulty airbags. The recall encompasses 2010 through 2012 Toyota Prius... read more June 30, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime

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... read more June 22, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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