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Toyota may let mechanics repair faulty recall inverters on older Prius

Toyota may supply independent mechanics with parts and instructions for repairing, but not replacing, potentially faulty inverters on certain 2014 …

Toyota entering Camrys and a Prius in One Lap of America to prove they're not boring

One has a sweet retro paint scheme<p>Toyota is backing a few teams from facilities in West Virginia, Indiana and Kentucky in One Lap of America, and they're driving arguably the last Toyotas you would take on a cross-country racing road trip. Three of the four cars are Camrys, and the fourth is a …

Toyota

This Lifted Prius Trolls Jeeps

The Toyota Prius has been written off for years by enthusiasts as too slow and dull to be any fun, but thanks to a Russian lift kit and a can-do …

Gambling

At last, the 48 show

VOLTAGE is to electricity what pressure is to water: the more you have of it the more oomph you get. That is why electrical power lines work at high …

Electric Vehicles

Does Toyota Prius History Foreshadow Tesla’s Future?

For those interested in Tesla, there are valuable lessons to be learned from Toyota's history. Whitelaw Reid (via UVA Today) turns his attention to …

Electric Vehicles

Electrical defects cause Priuses to stall; Toyota may be bracing for a legal fight as safety worries grow

Toyota is closely monitoring breakdowns in the electrical power system of some Prius models, as failures continue to mount across the nation despite a 2014 safety recall that was supposed to fix the problem, according to Toyota documents reviewed by The Times.<p>The Toyota documents show that more …

General Motors

2019 Toyota Prius will be restyled to look more like Prime: report

Global sales of compact hatchbacks are hardly surging, and fuel economy for all types of vehicles is steadily improving. Even given those factors, …

Plug-in electric car sales for March: Prius Prime romps, monthly data an endangered species? (update)

The monthly report on sales of plug-in electric cars may well have come to a close this month.<p>General Motors, makers of the Chevrolet Bolt EV and …

2019 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback debuts in Geneva for Europe

Remember hatchbacks? Actually, come to think of it ... remember passenger cars? You know, the sedans and wagons and hatchbacks that don't have …

With hybrid cars, automakers look to blend their pitches (and prices) to sell more

Robert O’Hair and his wife Darnelle had a few must-have features on their new-car shopping list. “Hybrid powertrain” was nowhere to be found. In …

Autoweek.com

Does A Hybrid Car Actually Save You Money?

Are they really the fuel-efficient alternative they claim to be?

Electric Vehicles

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for March 2018

Not a lot has changed since last month: Buyers continue to move from passenger sedans to crossovers and trucks, and gasoline remains relatively cheap.<p>…

Toyota Prius Prime Sales Soar To 29% Of Total Prius Sales

Toyota Prius Prime (aka Prius Plug-In) is doing better and better in the U.S. and is eating sales of its conventional hybrid siblings.<p>In February, …

For six months, one in five Prius sales has been a plug-in hybrid

A funny thing happened to Toyota Prius hybrid sales last month.<p>Almost one in three Prius hybrids sold in the U.S. were the Prius Prime model—the one …

Here's What America's Adoption Of EVs And Hybrids Really Looks Like

It seems like every other automotive press release is about autonomy or alternative energy. Is every other car an EV or a plug-in hybrid? No, …

The Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

Fuel economy is an important factor to consider when buying a new car, even when gas prices are down. History has shown that they won't stay that way …

Android Auto

Reviewed: Toyota Prius Prime is the Android of Smart Cars

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced is an entry-level car with high-end safety and connected car features. Let's skip right past the engine specs on …

How to decide if a hybrid or electric vehicle is right for you

Electrification -- the addition of batteries and electric motors to a car's powertrain -- isn't just a niche idea anymore. What started with the …

Maine to hit hybrids, electric cars with fees higher than gas tax?

Maine has become the latest in a growing string of states to propose adding registration fees for hybrid and electric cars to make up for tax revenue …

Here's Why You Should Avoid These 14 Plug-In Hybrids

When it comes to plug-in vehicles, there are two distinct types. We’ll break them down in a second, but first let us say that there are plenty on …

Tesla Week: Toyota Prius Fade, Model 3 Tracker Live, 300,000-Made Mark

Tesla hit two milestones in production this week. Meanwhile, the Prius may be seeing a slow fade.<p>[For the week ending February 18, 2018]<p><b>Prius fade?</b> One litmus test for the Model 3′s mass-market appeal is whether it will convince the more affluent Toyota Prius owners to trade up to the new darling …

Electric Vehicles

Toyota Prius Alternatives Part 1: Hybrids and a Diesel

Top 6 Plug-In Hybrids Ranked By Electric Range

Plug-in hybrids are often considered the gateway to a pure electric car, but did you know that electric range for PHEVs sold in the U.S today varies …

Subaru PHEV coming later this year using Toyota Prius Prime tech

Plug-in hybrid hasn't been identified, but it could be Crosstrek or Forester<p>Subaru plans to release an all-wheel drive plug-in hybrid later this year, and has joined forces with a league of Japanese automakers and suppliers to make it happen. Subaru has said the PHEV will be a conversion of a …

Electric Vehicles

Toyota Prius hybrid sales have tanked: here are 4 reasons why

The Toyota Prius hybrid has been its maker's "halo car" and an example of its most advanced technology for two decades.<p>Launched from an early-1990s …

Toyota recalls 645,000 vehicles; air bags may not inflate

DETROIT — Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash.<p>The recall covers certain Toyota Prius and Lexus RX and NX SUVs. Also covered are some Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, …

Electric Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 645,000 Cars, Says Air Bags May Not Inflate

Toyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash.<p>The recall …

Santa Fe

Review: Toyota’s new Prius Prime needs more battery

2018 plugin hybrid is good—but the battery needs more energy density.<p>It began as a meager, nondescript little appliance and grew into nothing less …

Electric Vehicles

New Honda Insight hybrid will try to trump Toyota Prius on style

DETROIT -- Honda will make its latest pitch for recognition as a leader in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles when the sleek 2019 Insight prototype bows at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday.<p>The handsome, five-seat sedan will look right at home alongside Honda’s …

Honda