2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Gets Facelift--In Japan

2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Gets Facelift--In Japan

Often cars are updated first in their home market; here's a good example. The 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is getting a few upgrades, but--so far--only in Japan. The biggest visual difference between the facelifted model and previous Prius Plug-Ins is the new two-tone paint scheme. Two-tone... read more

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Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station

Electronics Stores: The Future Electric Car Showroom?

Are electric cars appliances? They plug in, use electricity and certainly have more computers in them than most consumers have in their entire home. But should they be sold... read more December 16, 2010 by 12

Nissan dual injector four-cylinder engine

If EVs Kill Japan's Autopart Shops, Is The U.S. Far Behind?

Shop owners in the sprawling Japanese industrial town of Hamamatsu are worried: They see a future where their day jobs are under threat, and even worse, by the very companies... read more November 3, 2010 by 7

Jhomonsugi, the oldest tree on Yakushima Island, Japan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

2011 Nissan Leaf Tested On An Island Amongst The Trees

We love cars here at AllCarsElectric, but sometimes there's nothing better than heading out of the cities and away from civilization to enjoy all that nature has to offer... read more October 6, 2010 by 5

Daihatsu Mira EV - Photo by the Japan EV Club

What Range Anxiety? Daihatsu EV Does 623 Miles On One Charge

Last October, Simon Hackett and Emilis Prelgauskas set a new distance record for a production battery-powered vehicle: a hugely impressive 313 miles in a 2008 Tesla Roadster... read more August 6, 2010 by 18

Nissan LEAF electric vehicle

2010 Nissan Leaf Hits Japanese Sales Goals, 60% of Pre-orders from Baby Boomers

 Nissan announced this morning that Japanese pre-order sales for its 2011 Leaf electric car have enabled the company to meet its fiscal 2010 domestic sales target before the... read more June 7, 2010 by 2

2010 Toyota Prius Sweepstakes

Toyota Dealers to Give Away 2010 Prius at Chicago Auto Show

As widely reported yesterday, Toyota has suspended sales of 8 models due to a faulty accelerator pedal mechanism. The defective part apparently causes the pedal to stick... read more January 28, 2010 by 0

Nissan EV Stamps

Nissan Putting its Stamp on EVs (Or Rather, its EVs on Stamps)

Customers served by the Japan Post Network's Minami Kanto office will be able to spread enthusiasm for electric vehicles with a unique set of stamps starting in February. The... read more January 25, 2010 by 2

Tommy Kaira Prius

Tommy Kaira Mods Toyota Prius

Japanese tuning firm, Tommy Kaira, has released a modified Toyota Prius that actually looks like it would be fun to drive. Unfortunately, it appears that the modifications... read more September 29, 2009 by 0

2010 Toyota Prius - DecoPrius concept, Japan

Girly Rhinestone Prius To Interest Young Women, Only In Japan

Sometimes you have to run something just 'cause it's goofy. And so it is with today's item, showing the Japanese-market "DecoPrius" concept whose goal is to lure young... read more August 5, 2009 by 0

Exclusive Zeus Honda Insight

Honda Insight Gets Low

The Japanese tuners at "Exclusive Zeus" may have unlocked some hidden potential in the Honda Insight. Just when you thought the new Toyota Prius had delivered the knockout... read more July 30, 2009 by 4

Nissan EV-02 prototype at speed

Nissan Exec Says Investments For Battery Production Will Exceed $1 Billion

Last month Nissan received $1.6 billion in subsidized loans from the U.S. Department of Energy to prepare their plant in Smyrna, Tennessee for the production of electric... read more July 9, 2009 by 2

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid

Toyota To Produce Up To 30,000 Plug-In Hybrids In 2012

The Nikkei Business Daily has reported that Toyota plans to produce between 20,000 and 30,000 plug-in hybrids in 2012. The Japanese automaker has already committed to leasing... read more July 5, 2009 by 4

2010 Toyota Prius hearse by Leqios

A Toyota Prius To Die For: The High-Mileage Hybrid Hearse

Sometimes all we can say is that it's a privilege to write for AllAboutPrius.com. It's just never, ever dull around here. Today, for your delight, we bring you the world's... read more June 24, 2009 by 2

2010 Toyota Prius "Harmony" commercial - child butterfly

Behind the Prius Scenes: How They Made The Harmony Commercial

We've watched it several times now, and the "Harmony" ad for the 2010 Toyota Prius still makes us grin each time. Toyota posted a video that goes behind the scenes to show... read more May 18, 2009 by 15

2009 Nissan Cube

Nissan EV Cube to Appear at Kanagawa Electric Vehicle Festa

Nissan's redheaded stepchild of the Scion xB, called the Cube, will be at the test ride section of the Kanagawa Electric Vehicle Festa this weekend, in EV prototype form... read more March 13, 2009 by 0



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