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...
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Extensively previewed prior to their 2012 SEMA Show debut, the Toyota Celebrity Dream Build Challenge vehicles did not disappoint on the floor in Las Vegas. Continue Reading...
Back in August, Toyota revealed its Celebrity Dream Build Challenge with NASCAR drivers Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch, and NHRA racers Antron Brown and Alexis DeJoria building custom Toyota projects for the 2012 SEMA Show. Continue Reading...
If you live in California, this won’t come as a surprise to you at all. The Toyota Prius is the best-selling car in the state – sort of. Continue Reading...
Toyota has just announced pricing for the Prius, Prius v and Prius Plug-in, almost all of which are getting a slight price bump for 2013. Continue Reading...
With an almost never ending list of myths and rumors, few vehicles are as misunderstood as the hybrid. Almost every review or video posted on AutoGuide.com about a hybrid car has at least one reader comment about how the battery will deteriorate beyond repair, or that once you get a hybrid, you’re not a true… Continue Reading...
Optical camouflage technology isn’t new. Surfacing several years ago, its creators at Keio University in Japan are now working on an application that could make driving a whole lot safer. Continue Reading...
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...
Back in late August, Toyota announced its custom vehicle build-off featuring four of its drivers: Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Antron Brown, and Alexis Dejoria. Each driver has now selected their Toyota vehicle and the shop at which it’ll be built, and the customization has begun. Continue Reading...
The Toyota Prius has just undergone the new EcoTest from Germany’s ADAC (equivalent of AAA but with more authority). The car is the first ever to score a perfect 5 out of 5 stars in the test, out of 56 vehicles that have been tested thus far. Continue Reading...
Google is adding the Lexus RX450h to its self-driving car lineup as it looks toward testing in different environments and terrains, pushing ahead with developing its technology. Continue Reading...
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...
The sales of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles (PEVs) have not been as strong as many had hoped, and a new study from Pike Research shows that around 410,000 PEVs will be sold between 2011 and 2015, falling short of the million mark that the Obama administration wants. Continue Reading...
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...
Ravenous demand for the Toyota Prius c drove dealerships to jack prices up above the MSRP when it initially launched, but that isn’t helping it win any extra points with Consumer Reports which said it couldn’t recommend the vehicle. Continue Reading...
The Chevrolet Volt is converting Prius faithfuls to the bowtie brand as nearly seven in 10 new Volt buyers trade in a competitor’s vehicle to get one, according to Chevy. Continue Reading...
Just a day after Google was awarded a driver’s license for its self-driving car, the tech giant brought one of its autonomous Toyota Prius out to Washington D.C. in hopes to make driverless cars legal in the United States. It appears that Google made its way to the nation’s capital in hopes to appeal to… Continue Reading...
The state of Nevada has just become the first to issue a driver’s license to a car. The vehicle in question is Google’s autonomous Toyota Prius, which company engineers have been testing on California roads for the past two years, logging 140,000 miles with just one traffic-incident. That accident, caused when a car driven by… Continue Reading...
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...
With the family of Prius models growing, Toyota is hoping to have production in the U.S. by the time the next-generation Prius model hits the streets in 2015. Continue Reading...
Ford recently announced the EPA fuel efficiency rating for its electric Focus model. Since it doesn’t burn any gasoline, the number isn’t in miles per gallon (MPG), but was given as miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, or MPGe. A new term to the automotive lexicon, it’s worth exploring exactly what MPGe means and how an… Continue Reading...
Price, looks and size… these are the few factors that used to decide what vehicle you’d park in your driveway. Looking for a cheap and small car? A Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic will do. Need something bigger, perhaps a mid-size Hyundai Sonata or an SUV. Things used to be pretty easy. With increasingly high… Continue Reading...
Self-driving cars aren’t new, but if electric vehicles’ slow adoption rates among U.S. consumers are any measure of new technology acceptance then autonomous cars can’t be close at hand, or can they? According to a speech given by Larry Burns, former General Motors research and development head, we can expect such technology by 2020. Unless… Continue Reading...
What’s the real benefit to autonomous cars? To be able to eat your Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch while it drives you to your destination of course. In all seriousness, Google’s self-driving car just did its biggest and best promotional video yet. The autonomous Toyota Prius shuttled around Steve Mahan, a legally blind man, through… Continue Reading...