Prius Plug-in Hybrid

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

    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 better—and considerably more electric—vehicle than that discontinued model. We've driven the new Prius Prime in southern California, but is it the right car for you? Here's our assessment of the plug-in hybrid hatchback's strengths and weaknesses. We think the Prime is definitely better-looking than the regular hybrid Prius, whose design is—frankly—more than a little bizarre. Toyota has done a lot...

  • 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 energy efficiency so high—at 133 MPGe—that it matches the BMW i3 with all its whizzy advanced technology, it’s a...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model
    Suit says '13-mile' range for Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid was deceptive

    A lawsuit filed in Michigan claims Toyota did not properly represent the Prius Plug-In Hybrid's limitations.

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model
    Toyota Prius, Plug-In, Lexus CT200h recalled for airbag issues, not Takata-related

    Certain Toyota and Lexus hybrids are being recalled for airbag issues that are not Takata-related.

  • 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show
    2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: 22-mile range, styling updates: Live photos and video

    The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, the new plug-in hybrid version of the world's best-selling hybrid car, was unveiled this morning at the New York Auto Show. The second plug-in version of the Prius hybrid, it will carry an EPA range rating of 22 miles from the 8.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack, according...

  • 2017 Toyota Prius teaser photo for new model to debut at 2016 New York Auto Show
    Will next Toyota Prius 'marvel' be plug-in hybrid at NY debut?

    Taillight shapes are a big deal for Toyota these days, as the ornate styling of the 2016 Prius hybrid has demonstrated. Now the company has released a teaser photo of illuminated taillights on what it calls "the next mechanical marvel in the Prius lineup." That car will debut on Wednesday, March...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius teaser shot

    Next Tuesday evening, the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid will make its world debut in Las Vegas, kicking off what its maker calls "the next era of an icon." "We’re pulling out all of the stops for this exclusive event to celebrate the future of Prius in a truly spectacular way that will be anything but expected," Toyota has promised attendees. We'll be there. DON'T MISS: 2016 Toyota Prius: Full View Photos Finally Leaked Yesterday, the company released a single teaser photo for the car: a black background with a bright-red squiggle that is likely the car's taillight profile. In a way, you...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model
    Next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid To Have 30 To 35 Miles Of Range: Source

    Cars with plugs have been on sale since December 2010, and a second generation will start arriving next year. But while long-range battery-electric cars--the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and an all-new 2017 Nissan Leaf--grab attention, another vehicle on the way could be equally important. That's the...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model
    Why Next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Is So Important: CA Laws

    The 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has the lowest electric range of any plug-in vehicle sold in the United States: just 11 miles. It's also among the top-selling cars that plug in, with more than 40,500 delivered since it went on sale in February 2012. Now out of production, the plug-in Prius...

  • 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012
    China To Force Toyota To Build Electric Cars It Loathes

    Toyota has been more than abundantly clear in its belief that the best approach to reducing fuel consumption and offering zero-emission vehicles lies in a combination of its present-day hybrids and future hydrogen fuel-cell cars. It no longer sells the RAV4 EV electric SUV whose powertrain was...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012
    Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Ad Shows Driver...Not Plugging In (Video)

    Toyota has been quite upfront about its belief that plug-in electric cars are not the technology of the future. (It says hydrogen fuel-cell cars are.) And now this belief has appeared in the advertising for its Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. That car is the third or fourth best-selling car with a...

  • Toyota's web page for its Prius Plug-In hybrid
    Plug-In Hybrid Specs: Advice On How To Read 'Em (From A Volt Owner)

    We’re going to let you in on a little insider’s secret: when manufacturers are shilling their wares, they tend to favor statistics that illustrate their own version of the truth. As any politician (or car company) will tell you, you can always find a set of numbers to work in your...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011

    The late-night arguments are over, the statistical comparisons and product specs are put away, and we've made our choice. The GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy Award for 2012 goes to a pair of cars: the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. The two new 2012 entries together make up two-thirds of an expanded Prius hybrid range that we feel offers the best way for new-car buyers with a variety of different vehicle needs to drive green. 2012 Prius V wagon Judging from the regular stream of e-mails asking us when someone will make a hybrid minivan or wagon, Toyota...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
    2012 Toyota Prius V & Plug-In: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees

    Ask pretty much any car buyer about green cars or hybrids and, chances are, that person will likely mention the Toyota Prius sooner or later. Until this year, though, the Prius has been a single model: a subcompact four-door sedan from 2000 through 2003, and then two generations of mid-size...

  • The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota
    Facing Tough Competition, Toyota Doubles Down On Prius Hybrids

    Fuel efficiency is on every automaker's mind, and will be through at least 2025. Toyota sells the most fuel-efficient gasoline vehicle on the U.S. market, the 2012 Prius hybrid. It's rated at 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, and a combined 50 mpg by the EPA. Tougher competitors But the competition is...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, production model
    Why Toyota Will Sell 2012 Prius Plug-Ins: It's The Sticker, Stupid

    Despite wrangling among electric-car fans over whether the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid's 9 to 14 miles of electric range are sufficient, one factor will make the car a success, at least in California: the valued sticker that gives drivers solo access to the HOV lane.

  • Traffic
    Electric-Car Owners To Lose If CA Carpool Lanes Get Tolls?

    State and local agencies are strapped for cash, and one source of income may be the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on congested freeways. In Southern California, local officials plan to convert "carpool lanes" to toll lanes with variable pricing, allowing drivers to pay up to $10 for the...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
    Cheapest Electric Car In The U.S.? It Depends How You Ask

    So what's the least expensive plug-in car in the U.S.? That ought to be pretty simple to figure out, right? Just compare the base price for every electric car, add in mandatory delivery fees, and see which comes in lowest. Which is why we got confused this morning when we read Toyota's Bob Carter...

  • prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010

    Toyota has just launched the production version of its 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid at the Green Drive Expo held in Richmond, California. Toyota will most likely launch the production version of its 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, to be held in mid-November. Just this week, the company introduced the plug-in Prius to European buyers at the Frankfurt Motor Show. And, along with specifications, it provided rough prices: "below €37,000 in Germany and below £31,000 in the U.K." At today's exchange rates, that translates to less than $50,900 in Germany and...

  • Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototype, tested in November 2010
    Toyota Fixes Quirks On Upcoming 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid

    The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid isn’t set to go on sale until early next year, but we already know quite a lot about the car. This is mostly thanks to the fleet of Prius Plug-In Hybrid prototypes running around the country, an early version of which we drove back in 2010. However, some...

  • GE Solar Park
    More Sites Install Solar Carports For Electric-Car Charging

    It's the green ideal: Charging an electric car or plug-in hybrid using electricity generated purely from the sun. But it's not fiction; a handful of large, multi-space solar carports are popping up in areas as diverse as Silicon Valley, New York City, Detroit, and Tennessee. The latest one...

  • 2011 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Prius Gas Mileage

    The 2011 Toyota Prius hybrid gets the best gas mileage rating of any car for sale in the U.S. market today. It's rated at 51 mpg city, 48 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 50 mpg--and that's a number no other car can match. At least, no other car that doesn't plug into the wall for some (2011...

  • 2012 Toyota Prius V launch press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show
    2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon/Minivan: Arrives This Fall

    There's nothing like a story translated from overseas media, concerning a related but not-quite-the-same model of a new hybrid car, to get people all in an uproar. So here's the real deal on the 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon/minivan: It will still arrive in U.S. dealerships this fall. That's...

  • prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010
    Toyota Denies Prius Range To Go All Plug-In Hybrid By 2014

    In about a year’s time Toyota will launch the long-awaited plug-in hybrid version of its top-selling Prius, selling it alongside the regular version of the Prius that’s already available today. According to a new report from Japan’s Nikkei business daily, however, Toyota may make...

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