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...

Toyota Dream Build Challenge Cars Don’t Disappoint: 2012 SEMA Show

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Toyota Dream Build Challenge Cars Don’t Disappoint: 2012 SEMA Show
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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...

Wild Toyota SEMA Cars Include Sequoia Drag Racer, Widebody Camry

Wild Toyota SEMA Cars Include Sequoia Drag Racer, Widebody Camry
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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...

Toyota Prius is California’s Best Selling Car

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Toyota Prius is California’s Best Selling Car
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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...

Six (Lame) Excuses Not to Buy a Hybrid

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Six (Lame) Excuses Not to Buy a Hybrid
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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...

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...

Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge Kicks Off – Videos

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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...

Prius Earns First 5-Star Rating in Uber-German EcoTest

Prius Earns First 5-Star Rating in Uber-German EcoTest
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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 Self Driving Cars Claim 300,000 Miles of Testing

Google Self Driving Cars Claim 300,000 Miles of Testing
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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...

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...

EV Sales Predicted to Pick Up Later This Decade

EV Sales Predicted to Pick Up Later This Decade
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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...

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 c Fails to Get Consumer Reports’ Nod

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Toyota Prius c Fails to Get Consumer Reports’ Nod
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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...

Google Takes Autonomous Car to Washington D.C. in Search Of Country Wide Legalization

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Google Takes Autonomous Car to Washington D.C. in Search Of Country Wide Legalization
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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...

Google’s Driverless Car Gets its Own Driver’s License

Google’s Driverless Car Gets its Own Driver’s License
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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 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 to be Built in US by 2015

Toyota Prius to be Built in US by 2015
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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...

What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained

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What is MPGe: Electric Car Fuel Economy Ratings Explained
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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...

Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options

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Why Buy a Diesel Car? Get the Facts, Know Your Options
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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 by 2020, Former GM Exec Says

Self-driving cars by 2020, Former GM Exec Says
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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...

Google Self-Driving Car Chauffeurs Legally Blind Man – Video

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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...
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