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 Hoping Prius Plug-In, New Models, Will Sales Back To Pre-2008 Levels

Toyota Hoping Prius Plug-In, New Models, Will Sales Back To Pre-2008 Levels
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Toyota is banking on its plug-in Prius hybrid and other new models to help bring their sales numbers back to pre-2008 status, where Toyota had no trouble grabbing the global sales crown each year. Currently Toyota is poised to lose that trophy to General Motors, undoubtedly due to the earthquake in March in Japan and… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Orders Begin

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Orders Begin
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Furthermore with Japanese government rebates, the price of the PHV drops to about 2.76 million yen (roughtly $35,000). That’s less than projected European pricing for the car when it goes on sale (estimates place MSRP in Europe to be around the equivalent of some $37,000 US), though above projected Stateside pricing ($32,000). Continue Reading...

Toyota Planning Electric Car Blitz in 2012 with Sales of Prius PHEV, RAV4 EV and Scion iQ EV

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Toyota Planning Electric Car Blitz in 2012 with Sales of Prius PHEV, RAV4 EV and Scion iQ EV
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The leader in hybrid technology, Toyota will make a big push into further electrifying its fleet when it begins retails sales of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid, as well as two fully electric vehicles, next year. Toyota has confirmed that along with the Prius PHEV, it will begin selling an electric version of the RAV4 compact… Continue Reading...