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How does the heat pump work in a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid?

How does the heat pump work in a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid?

The challenge of reducing the energy used by traditional heating systems in battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars is one automakers still grapple with today. Reduced battery range in cold temperatures, combined with batteries working overtime to heat the cabin, can produce drastic declines in... read more

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Toyota Prius Prime buyers misled by dealers; more education needed

The Toyota Prius Prime is a far better car than its plug-in hybrid predecessor, and it seems likely to become one of the higher-volume plug-in electric cars on the U.S... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: gas mileage, electric range review

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime turned out to be a better plug-in hybrid than we had expected when we drove it around sunny Ojai, California, on the press launch in October. It's... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
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Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest... read more November 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

2017 Toyota Prius Prime vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: plug-in hybrid video test

They're two high-volume plug-in hybrids, but they take different approaches to energy efficiency. The Toyota Prius Prime, new for 2017, is the plug-in version of the world's... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Past Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy winners: the recap

On Monday, Green Car Reports will name its 2017 Best Car To Buy. It will be the seventh time we've given the award, and it's worth looking back to see how far green cars have... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
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2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid: video road test

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... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
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Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

Toyota is one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with General Motors and Volkswagen Group. Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
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Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Toyota Prius Prime

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a far, far better plug-in hybrid than its predecessor. It defaults to electric-only operation, it has 25 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and... read more October 25, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Which plug-in electric car will sell best next year? Poll results

Sales of plug-in electric cars were essentially flat in the U.S. last year compared to 2014, and this year isn't necessarily going to be much better. Part of that is due to... read more October 19, 2016 by


 
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2016-17 Toyota Prius hybrids recalled for emergency-brake issue

The latest generation of Toyota Prius hybrid cars is being recalled to address an issue with their emergency brakes. The Prius was redesigned for the 2016 model year and is... read more October 13, 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


 
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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


 
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One of these 3 cars will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

The past year has been one of anticipation among green-car advocates, who've spent many months waiting for certain vehicles to emerge into production. At the start of the... read more October 4, 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


 

 
 

 
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