• 2004 Toyota Prius

    Gas prices are going up, smaller cars are better than ever, and once again, U.S. car buyers are turning their sights toward higher gas mileage. For that, there's nothing that beats the 2011 Toyota Prius, with its 50-mpg combined EPA rating. But will that Prius hold up? Will the battery pack and electric components work properly after the shine has worn off? It's a valid question, and one that Consumer Reports considered recently when they reported on a 2001 Prius that had covered more than 200,000 miles. Now the magazine covers another high-mileage Prius, this one the far more numerous...

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    2004-2009 Toyota Prius Recall Will Reshape Accelerator Pedal

    Owners of Toyota's iconic Prius hybrid model who thought they'd escaped the rash of Toyota recalls need to think again. The company is working on a fix to reshape accelerator pedals so that they cannot be trapped by floor mats, and will issue details within weeks. The upcoming recall took center...

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    Car and Driver Reviews Two Upcoming Electric Supercars

    Several automakers will be releasing an entirely new breed of super cars within the next few years.  These super cars will be unlike virtually anything else on the roads today.  What makes them so unique?  Do these vehicles sport monstrous gasoline engine and superchargers? No.  Do they have...

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    How Many Kilowatts Do You Want With Those Fries? Nissan Plans Fast Food EV Charging Stations

    Nissan is planing the North American release of a 100 mile range 5-seat electric car in 2012.  These cars should have the capacity of collecting 80 miles of driving range in 30 minutes of charge time. To capitalize on that, apparently the automaker has plans to deploy a network of public charging...

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    Sonoma County Gears Up for Nissan EVs

    In November of last year, the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced a partnership with Sonoma County to promote the adoption of electric vehicles and encourage the development of charging infrastructure. According to a report in the North Bay Business Journal today, Sonoma County means business. The...

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    Nissan Partners with Energie Ouest Suisse

    Nissan has signed another memo of understanding committing to zero emissions mobility. Today's partner is the Swiss electric utility company Energie Ouest Suisse. The two parties will collaborate to develop a battery charging network throughout Switzerland. The Renault-Nissan Alliance will also...

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