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...

New Bill Poses Possible Fine Hike, Automakers Protest

New Bill Poses Possible Fine Hike, Automakers Protest
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Part of a two-year highway reauthorization bill is ruffling feathers among some of the world’s top auto manufacturers because it could allow for massively increased fines. The provision in question would raise the amount of money an automaker may be fined for failing to properly recall problematic vehicles. As it stands, the maximum fine is… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius C Sold by Dealer at Crazy Markup

Toyota Prius C Sold by Dealer at Crazy Markup
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Charge as much as you can, when you can — that seems to be the mentality at Al Hendrickson Toyota of Coconut Creek, Fla. where the sought-after Toyota Prius C is marked up by a whopping $7,000. A Twitter user with the handle Miami4me2c posted a picture showing the dealership’s “Market Value Adjustment” which brings the car,… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car Catches Fire During Testing – Video

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The Toyota Prius GT300 race car debuted at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon, looking ready to compete in the 2012 Super GT season. But things didn’t go as planned when the team took to testing its race car out at Okayama Circuit prior to the season opener. We’re sure all the Toyota haters out there… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius c Commercial Features The Game of Life

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Board games aren’t popular like they used to be, thanks to the wealth of electronic entertainment available today. Still, many of us probably remember the Game of Life which is probably what Toyota is banking on with their new ad campaign for the Prius c. Targeted towards first-time car buyers, Toyota leveraged its partnership with… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius, Honda Fit Top Japan’s Best Selling Car List

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Toyota Prius, Honda Fit Top Japan’s Best Selling Car List
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For the ninth month in a row, the top-selling car in Japan is the Toyota Prius, helping hybrids make up more than 20-percent of all auto sales in Japan. In February, Toyota sold 35,875 Prius hybrids, while the Honda Fit came in second place with 24,973 units sold. That’s quite the gap, especially considering third… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Family Will Continue Growing, Exec Says

Toyota Prius Family Will Continue Growing, Exec Says
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Toyota worked hard to bring the Prius nameplate from obscurity to common parlance, whether its loved by save-the-planet tree huggers or hated by gas-wasting macho men, few can feign ignorance to the world’s most iconic hybrid. “With the four cars, you’re seeing the entire Prius family short-term. For the long term, we continue to evaluate… 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...

2012 J. D. Power and Associates Dependability Study Topped by Toyota

2012 J. D. Power and Associates Dependability Study Topped by Toyota
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J.D. Power and Associates released their annual vehicle dependability study today, something consumers and manufacturers pay close attention to. “Despite facing immense challenges in 2009, automakers placed a keen focus on delivering outstanding levels of quality, which they understood would be essential to their long-term success,” said David Sargent, vice president of global automotive at… Continue Reading...

Japanese Exotic Car Pile Up Becomes World’s Most Expensive Automotive Graveyard [Video]

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About two months ago we reported a collection of luxurious and exotic machines that were involved in a bizarre accident in Japan that claimed at least eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini, a Nissan Skyline and a Toyota Prius. The exotic car crash occurred on the Chugoku Expressway out in the Yamaguchi Prefecture and fortunately… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius c Now Reaches 120,000 Orders in Japan

Toyota Prius c Now Reaches 120,000 Orders in Japan
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We might become cautiously optimistic about Toyota if these reported order numbers continue to grow exponentially. It was just the end of December that we got reports that the Toyota Prius c in Japan (known as the Toyota Aqua) had reached 60,000 orders; and now just a little over a month later, they have reached 120,000… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius is Newest Addition to Berlin Police Force

Toyota Prius is Newest Addition to Berlin Police Force
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You would probably expect a Berlin police officer to go out and patrol in an Audi, a Mercedes, an Opel, or even a VW, but how about a Toyota Prius? The Berlin government calls it “Initiative 120”, an effort to sport an eco-friendly fleet of police vehicles that will all have emissions outputs of less… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius Camper Van Might Be The Most Ridiculous Thing Ever: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Toyota Prius Camper Van Might Be The Most Ridiculous Thing Ever: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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We’ve seen a lot of strange things come out of Japan’s aftermarket over the years, but this might be the most ridiculous thing yet. Relax Cabin, a Japanese aftermarket company, specializes in camper conversions and apparently thought Toyota Prius owners would have a demand for such a thing. We guess there’s a remote possibility that… Continue Reading...

Google Awarded Patent For Autonomous Vehicle

Google Awarded Patent For Autonomous Vehicle
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Google’s mission towards to mass market autonomous vehicles took another step forward this week when they were granted a patent for a method of controlling the self-driving car. The patent details how the vehicle can transition from being human-driven to autonomous mode. The technology raises an interesting thought, where the car could transition to autonomous… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius, Porsche 911 Are Germany’s Most Reliable Cars

Toyota Prius, Porsche 911 Are Germany’s Most Reliable Cars
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Out in Germany, a new vehicle must be inspected after three years by the TÜV, similar to America’s state-level emissions and inspection process (albeit much more rigorous). After that, residents of Germany then have to get their vehicles inspected every two years and each visit involves an extremely thorough inspection of your vehicle. Failing the… Continue Reading...

Toyota Banking On Hybrids For Continued US Growth In Sales

Toyota Banking On Hybrids For Continued US Growth In Sales
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Toyota is looking to ride their successful Prius wave to the future, hoping to revive its US sales that has taken a hit thanks to heavy recalls and the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan. With two new Prius models on the horizon, Toyota also announced they’ll be entering new market segments with hybrids,… Continue Reading...

Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car In The Works?

Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car In The Works?
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Subaru‘s BRZ GT300 race car is looking fabulous on the track, but we couldn’t help but wonder where Toyota‘s GT 86 race car was at the Tokyo Motor Show. Apparently nowhere, maybe not even on the minds of Toyota engineers responsible for their GT300 race car. Rather than usher in a new era of racing… Continue Reading...

Eight Ferraris, Other Exotics Destroyed in Japan Car Crash [Video]

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An bizarre accident over the weekend in Japan severely damaged 14 cars, eight of which were Ferraris. The other vehicles involved in the smash-up include three Mercedes-Benzes, a Lamborghini, a Nissan Skyline and a poor little Toyota Prius. According to the news report, a caravan of foreign car enthusiasts were heading from Hiroshima to Kyushu… Continue Reading...

Toyota Aiming For 1 Million Hybrid Sales By 2015

Toyota Aiming For 1 Million Hybrid Sales By 2015
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The head of Toyota‘s Prius program thinks that Toyota will be able to sell as many as 1 million hybrids anually by 2015. Satoshi Ogiso, who was responsible for developing the original Prius, said that hybrids could sell as many as 2 million units by 2020. Toyota Hybrid sales topped out at 690,000 in 2010,… 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...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012
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The Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient cars have been named for 2012 by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA (those guys that come up with the official ratings for cars) has compiled the list, which is dominated by Japanese automakers. Those remaining two are domestic vehicles, although with one being a commercial van, it almost… Continue Reading...
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