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Next Toyota Prius Hybrid: 40-Percent Thermal Efficiency From Engine, Toyota Says

Next Toyota Prius Hybrid: 40-Percent Thermal Efficiency From Engine, Toyota Says

You may not hear about the thermal efficiency of engines much: It's the ratio of how efficiently they use the energy in the fuel they burn. Conventional gasoline engines have long run about 25 percent, diesels at 30 to 35 percent. But the gasoline engine to be used in the next generation of the... read more

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What If China's Plug-In Hybrids Were Never Actually Plugged In? (Or California's?)

China has had difficulty getting its New Energy Vehicle program off the ground for a number of reasons. While it was initially focused on battery-electric vehicles, buyers... read more May 14, 2015 by 

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Mazda To Lean On Toyota For Hybrid, Fuel-Cell Expertise

Mazda and Toyota will work together over the next few years in an arrangement that will see the two carmakers pool their green technologies. Japan's largest carmaker and one... read more May 14, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Mirai: 'A car that breathes in air,' posted by Toyota, Feb 2015

First Eight CA Dealers Announced For 2016 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

With the 2016 Toyota Mirai set to go on sale this October, Toyota has now announced the first eight dealers that will be selling its first production hydrogen fuel-cell... read more May 6, 2015 by 

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid on the Nurburgring

Toyota Prius Plug-In Production To End In June; New One Coming Next Year

A redesigned Toyota Prius hybrid is on the way, although it may not go on sale in the U.S. until next year. When it does, it will likely be followed in due course by... read more May 5, 2015 by 

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Toyota Prius Brand Perception More Negative In Social Media: Analysis

The Toyota Prius will go down in history as a truly ground-breaking vehicle, both the first and the highest-production hybrid vehicle built to date. It's also the sole... read more May 4, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Despite Quick Charging, Toyota Exec Says Electric Cars Won't Work For Long Ranges

Toyota does not like battery-electric cars, and the world's largest carmaker isn't shy about that sentiment. Through numerous ads and statements from its executives, the... read more April 27, 2015 by 

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New Toyota Film Appropriates Musk 'BS' Comment On Hydrogen For Its Title

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk once notoriously called hydrogen fuel-cell cars "bull****"," and for a moment, it may seem that Toyota agrees. The Japanese carmaker recently hired... read more April 23, 2015 by 

Lexus LF-SA concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Minicars And Microcars: How Small Could Lexus Go?

The Lexus LF-SA Concept that made a first appearance this past month at the Geneva Motor Show definitely pushes the brand into unexpected design territory—and down to... read more April 14, 2015 by 

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Seattle Honda Dealer Adopts Tesla & Apple Sales Elements, Learns Lessons

Tesla Motors' direct online sales model has led to state-by-state battles with franchised dealers and their lobbyists. While Tesla works to sell its electric cars in as many... read more April 9, 2015 by 

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Toyota Prius Range Gets Bigger Discounts In CA, Prius C Especially

California car buyers love the Toyota Prius hybrid, and that emotion may grow slightly stronger this month. That's because Toyota is offering deep discounts on the entire... read more April 3, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid teaser photo

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid To Launch At New York Auto Show

It took a bit longer than expected, but Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week's New York Auto Show... read more March 26, 2015 by 

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Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car To Get Global Showcase At 2020 Olympics

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to become a global showcase for hydrogen fuel-cell cars. Japan is already planning to use the games as an opportunity to expand its... read more March 16, 2015 by 

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Toyota RAV4 EV Electric Car Recalled For Shift Flaw In Tesla Software

Certain 2012 through 2014 Toyota RAV4 EV electric cars will be recalled to address a flaw in the software of the vehicles' Tesla-supplied electric-motor assemblies. The... read more March 12, 2015 by 

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Toyota Mirai Should Cost The Same As Diesel Sedan Of Same Size, Toyota Says

The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle is priced at $57,500 in the U.S. That's far more than a typical internal-combustion or hybrid Toyota of similar size, but... read more March 12, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Mirai: 'A car that breathes in air,' posted by Toyota, Feb 2015

Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car's Ad Agency Should Study Engine Technology More Closely

Oh, Toyota ... really? It's not bad enough that your Lexus brand put out two ads that inaccurately slammed plug-in electric and diesel vehicles, respectively. Now your own... read more March 6, 2015 by 


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