Toyota Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge Second Wave Starts

Toyota Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge Second Wave Starts
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Toyota has launched wave two of the “Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge,” building on the success of its first wave which launched in May. Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Models Catch Fire as a Result of Hurricane Sandy

Toyota Prius Models Catch Fire as a Result of Hurricane Sandy
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The Fisker Karma didn’t need any more bad press when several models caught fire after being submerged in water at a New Jersey port during Hurricane Sandy. But now it appears the luxury hybrid wasn’t alone in its combustion. Continue Reading...

Prius Plug-in Hybrid Bests Volt, Leaf in First Six Months of Sales

Prius Plug-in Hybrid Bests Volt, Leaf in First Six Months of Sales
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After six full months on the market, the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has sold 6,061 units, outpacing the first six months of sales for the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf. Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Sales Hold Steady, Nissan Leaf Continues to Struggle

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Chevrolet Volt Sales Hold Steady, Nissan Leaf Continues to Struggle
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As July’s car sales figures start to trickle in, the Chevrolet Volt continued its dominance against the Nissan Leaf for the sixth straight month in a row. Continue Reading...

R2-D2, C-3PO Promote Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid in New Japanese Ad – Video

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There are very few iconic characters that can be recognized worldwide, but Star Wars‘ R2-D2 and C-3PO are undoubtedly two droids with universal appeal. Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Ranked World’s Third Best Selling Car so Far This Year

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Toyota Prius Ranked World’s Third Best Selling Car so Far This Year
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When it was first introduced 15 years ago, even many at Toyota had little faith in the pug nosed Prius. But now the automaker can unequivocally state that it’s no longer a niche product, with sales numbers for the first quarter of 2012 ranking the gasoline-electric hybrid as the world’s third best selling car. Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Bests Volt, Leaf in April Sales

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Bests Volt, Leaf in April Sales
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Toyota continues to enjoy success with its Prius family of models, as its plug-in hybrid sold 1,654 units in the month of April. The sales figure trumps its main competitors, the Chevrolet Volt (1,462 sold) and the Nissan Leaf (370 sold) making it the most popular plug-in vehicle last month in America. It’s no huge… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Approved for California Clean Vehicle Rebate

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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Approved for California Clean Vehicle Rebate
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Toyota confirmed today that the 2012 Prius Plug-In has been approved for the State of California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP). The CVRP is a consumer incentive made available in addition to the $2,500 Federal Tax credit for qualified vehicles. The 2012 Prius Plug-In has started to arrive at dealerships, and will also be eligible… Continue Reading...

Prius Plug-in Hybrid Gets Improved 95 MPGe Rating

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Prius Plug-in Hybrid Gets Improved 95 MPGe Rating
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Toyota is updating its figures for the Prius Plug-in Hybrid model ahead of the car’s launch, with improved numbers for both the MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) rating and the remaining hybrid drive mpg rating. Previously Toyota had claimed the plug-in Prius would achieve 87 mpge using the electric mode and a 49 mpg once… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Priced from $32,760

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Priced from $32,760
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Toyota has finally released pricing for the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid, setting the retail rate at $32,760 – a roughly $8,000 premium over the conventional model. At $32,760, Prius Plug-in provides more standard features like heated front seats, Entune, LED daytime running lights, an enhance keyless entry system as well as a remote start air… Continue Reading...

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 87-MPGe, 49-MPG

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2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 87-MPGe, 49-MPG
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After debuting the car earlier this week at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Toyota has now released official details on the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid including expected fuel economy numbers. While it’s not quite up to the much-hyped Chevy Volt, the Prius PHEV will feature, “more affordable pricing than pure electric or range-extender type vehicles,” says… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Gets 112-MPG Rating: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Gets 112-MPG Rating: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
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After showing it in concept form almost as many times as the FT-86, Toyota has finally unveiled the production version of its Prius Plug-in Hybrid at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Called “the world’s most sophisticated hybrid electric powertrain” by Toyota Europe boss Didier Leroy, the company is claiming an incredible 112-mpg rating for the car…. Continue Reading...

Prius Plug-in Hybrid Set for Official Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

Prius Plug-in Hybrid Set for Official Frankfurt Auto Show Debut
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With a lead-up almost as log as the Chevrolet Volt’s, the production version of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in just over a month’s time. Using a more powerful and smaller lithium-ion battery, the Prius PHEV is expected to have an electric-only range of around… Continue Reading...

Toyota’s Bringing Iconic Cars Of Past And Present To 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Toyota’s Bringing Iconic Cars Of Past And Present To 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Toyota will be bringing an interesting blend of past, present and future cars to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Climbing up the famous hill this year featuring Toyota’s moniker includes their GT One sports car, Dynojet Racing’s Avensis, a rare MR2-based Group S rally car, the famous “King of Africa” Celica Twin Cam TA64,… Continue Reading...

Toyota Denies Prius Going Plug-In Only

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Toyota Denies Prius Going Plug-In Only
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Toyota is denying a report that the automaker plans to switch all of its Prius models over to a plug-in hybrid setup by 2014. With the Plug-in Prius about to go on sale, a report from the Nikkei business daily indicated that the Japanese automaker is set to then make all future Prius models use… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Officially Launched With Retail Sales Starting in Late 2011

Report: Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Officially Launched With Retail Sales Starting in Late 2011
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After displaying a concept version of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid (PHV) at the Frankfurt, Tokyo and LA Auto Shows, today Toyota officially announced the introduction of the production model in Japan. Starting immediately and carrying over the next six months, Toyota will build and ship 600 Prius PHVs to different markets around the world with… Continue Reading...

LA Preview: Prius PHV Concept Set to Plug-In at Los Angeles Auto Show

LA Preview: Prius PHV Concept Set to Plug-In at Los Angeles Auto Show
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After first debuting in Frankfurt and then traveling to Tokyo, the Prius Plug-In Hybrid Concept is set debut on U.S. soil for the first time at the LA Auto Show next week. Using Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive and lithium-ion batteries, Toyota says the Prius PHV will be able to reach highway speeds on pure electric… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Concept Recharges in Just 90 Minutes

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Until now we weren’t overly impressed with Toyota’s idea for a plug-in Prius hybrid, along the lines of the Chevy Volt. There’s still a lot we don’t know (including, hopefully, a lower price point), but today at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Toyota announced that the Prius Plug-In Hybrid Concept would be able to recharge fully… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids Will Hit the Streets This Year

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids Will Hit the Streets This Year
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Toyota has announced that it will lease 500 plug-in hybrid-electric Prius models starting this year. These will be the first plug-in version of the Prius on the road and will feature new lithium-ion battery packs, which hold more energy than the conventional nickel-metal hydride batteries used in other hybrid systems. Of the 500 vehicles, 200… Continue Reading...