Ford Is Planning A Dedicated Hybrid To Take On The Prius

Unnamed sources have stated that Ford is planning to produce a dedicated hybrid specifically to compete with the Toyota Prius sometime around 2018. This would be Ford's first dedicated hybrid car, and not a hybrid that's derived from one of their gasoline models, like the hybrid Fusion, or that Pinto your uncle… » 8/21/14 9:22am 8/21/14 9:22am

Upset About Rolling Coal? Stop Whining And Fight Back With This

Recently, there's been a lot of hype and attention given to the practice by some diesel truck owners/operators known as "Rolling Coal." Essentially, too much fuel is dumped into the engine, creating huge, billowing black clouds seemingly designed to make Prius drivers whine online. I have a solution. » 7/08/14 4:15pm 7/08/14 4:15pm

Why are Green Cars Losing Their Mojo in California?

If you were to ask me, "What is the quintessential California car?" I would say the Toyota Prius. They are popular among among the environmentally conscious Hollywood set, in addition to your average buyer. However, yesterday the LA Times reported that the Prius's two year sales dominance has now been overtaken by the… » 5/16/14 10:06am 5/16/14 10:06am

Silent But Deadly: The EU Wants Electric Cars to Add Sounds for Safety

Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who's ever had a near-miss with a Prius. » 4/07/14 2:31pm 4/07/14 2:31pm

Off-Duty Toyota Engineers Build MR2 Hybrid Roadster

Everyone needs a hobby, but what if you're a Toyota engineer and building technologically advanced prototypes is your hobby? Don't you get enough of that at work? Apparently not, since that was the motivation behind the plug-in sportscar you see here. Built on an old MR2 platform using from Toyota's corporate… » 2/02/14 11:46am 2/02/14 11:46am

This Prius Executed A Stunning Display Of Parking Asshattery

We love to rag on owners of BMWs or exotics for their asshat parking jobs, but it's easy to forget that asshats come in all shapes, sizes, and cars. » 12/16/12 10:00pm 12/16/12 10:00pm

Don't Want Your Car Stolen? Buy A Prius And You're Good To Go

Man, nothing ruins your day like getting your car stolen. I hate when that happens to me! I can't get to work or run errands, and then I have to take hours out of my schedule to go on a vengeance quest against the people who stole it. So inconvenient. » 11/24/12 3:00pm 11/24/12 3:00pm

Three Toyota Prius Hybrids Also Burned In Fisker Karma Port Fire

Last week we Jalopnik was the first to report on more than a dozen Fisker Karmas catching fire and burning to the ground in a New Jersey Port overrun by Superstorm Sandy's storm surge. We've now learned that three Toyota Prii burned in a separate incident at the same port. » 11/05/12 3:30pm 11/05/12 3:30pm

A NASCAR Driver's Attempt To Customize A Prius Results In This Disaster

When we think of the Toyota Prius the first words that come to mind are... well, let's not kid ourselves. We don't often think of the Toyota Prius. » 10/22/12 4:40pm 10/22/12 4:40pm

Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife: Unstoppable Prius Out-sells Camry, Ford…

Do Jalopnik readers need any bigger of a sign that the world is ending than the Toyota Prius being a bigger seller than the Camry and the Ford F-series? » 10/21/12 2:00pm 10/21/12 2:00pm

How To Look Like An Awesome Badass In Front Of A Google Street View Car

Thatius is a true Jalopnik reader and, as such, he couldn't help himself when he saw a Google Street View car coming in his direction. How to immortalize yourself on a search engine's map? Pop a wheelie on your bike. » 9/17/12 10:15am 9/17/12 10:15am

The Sound Of A Screaming F1 Engine Will Fix The Prius 'Silent Killer'…

I absolutely hate it when I'm walking around a city, just doing my thing and minding my own business when I turn a corner and BAM! Suddenly, I'm under the wheel of someone's Prius. How was I supposed to know it was there? You can't hear them coming, thanks to their ultra-silent electric mode. » 9/15/12 3:00pm 9/15/12 3:00pm

Top Gun And Days Of Thunder Director Tony Scott Found Dead After…

Tony Scott, the director of such beloved classics as Top Gun and Days of Thunder, was found dead today after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro earlier this afternoon, an apparent suicide. Investigators found a note, which was left in his Prius on the bridge. » 8/20/12 12:38am 8/20/12 12:38am

Driving Tips From The Woz

Steve Wozniak is, of course, one of the two Steves that founded Apple, and the one that did all the technical work. The guy that soldered a 6502 and a bunch of other chips together into a computer that essentially started the personal computer revolution. More recently, he's known for his love of Segways and his… » 7/25/12 2:00pm 7/25/12 2:00pm

Screw You, I Love The Prius

(Part of encouraging a diverse, intelligent car community is attempting to understand those with alternative points of view. In that vein, I invited humorist, car reviewer, Prius owner, and alterna-human being Neal Pollack to write up an explanation for why anyone might love the Prius. » 7/18/12 12:00pm 7/18/12 12:00pm