Five Years Have Passed Since A New Hybrid-Only Vehicle Came To Market

With all the talk about alternative powertrains and who has the most hybrids, one statistic stands out: It's been more than five years since the second-generation Toyota Prius hit showrooms, marking the most recent new vehicle to have been designed only as a hybrid. And, as hybridcars.com reports, that's a huge… » 8/04/08 3:20pm 8/04/08 3:20pm

Honda Hybrid To Start at $18,500, Wipe Smug Smile Off Prius' Face

Honda has been diligently working on its Toyota Prius-fighter, a dedicated Honda hybrid expected to go on sale early in 2009. But they recently pulled out the trump card in this battle royal — a starting price of just $18,500. The five-door, five-passenger hybrid-only car will get to that low, low price point by using… » 8/04/08 12:30pm 8/04/08 12:30pm

Japanese Daily Reports Toyota To Boost Prius Output 70% In 2009

The super-best number one awesome automaker from the land of the rising sun is planning to flood the world with smug, cranking up output of its gas-electric Prius Hybrid 70% by the end of next year, according to the Nikkan Kogyo industry daily. If Toyota achieves its goal, annual Prius output would be somewhere north… » 7/25/08 8:30am 7/25/08 8:30am

Toyota Tries To Lower Expectations On Plug-In Hybrids, Mark Fields Asks…

Toyota appears to be starting the expectations-management game for its upcoming plug-in hybrid vehicles after being stung in the past by complaints from Prius owners of lower-than-advertised mileage. Bill Reinert, national manager of Toyota U.S.A's advanced technology group, yesterday told a Brookings… » 6/12/08 9:20am 6/12/08 9:20am

Toyota FCHV-adv Gets New Fuel Cell Hybrid System, Has Over 500 Mile…

The Japanese government (who didn't have anything to do with Prius development) has given approval for domestic market leasing of Toyotas newest fuel cell hybrid, the FCHV-adv. We don't know if our assumed graphic update properly represents the new look of the updated FCHV, but the updated goodies under hood and… » 6/06/08 11:20am 6/06/08 11:20am