2010 Toyota Prius US Production Could Be Delayed

Even mighty Toyota is feeling the pinch of the self-fulfilling prophecy that is the disintegration of the economy, with rumors surfacing production of the 2010 Toyota Prius » 11/18/08 10:00am 11/18/08 10:00am in the Tupelo, Mississippi plant will be delayed. That'll keep all production in Japan for the time being. Demand for the gas-thrifty hybrids has …

Top Gear USA Host Eric Stromer Rolls Camry Hybrid In Hollywood

Midafternoon last Wednesday, Top Gear USA host Eric Stromer » 11/15/08 9:00pm 11/15/08 9:00pm's Toyota Camry Hybrid flipped after being hit from behind while traveling through the streets of Hollywood. The blow slid the car up onto a curb and the car rolled up onto it's passenger side. A decidedly stoic palm tree put a stop to the proceedings although …

Toyota Launches UK Trials Of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Toyota » 9/10/08 8:30am 9/10/08 8:30am, teaming up with EDF Energy, begins road trials today of the first in the UK. The trials will give Toyota real-world driving test data on its PHEV, while EDF will get to test its public charging stations, 40 of which have already been installed throughout the country — as well as provide yet another marketing…

Toyota Dealer Takes Deposits For Plug-In Prius That Doesn't Exist;…

According to Toyota's Open Road blog, Magnussen’s Toyota in Palo Alto, California was "doing what Toyota encourages its dealers to do:" Take customers' money. The Silicon Valley dealership had apparently been deluged with requests for a plug-in Prius hybrid » 9/04/08 8:30am 9/04/08 8:30am; knowing Toyota was working on such a vehicle, Magnussen's…

2010 Toyota Prius Spotted, Ironically, At Gas Station

A next-generation 2010 Toyota Prius » 8/25/08 10:00am 8/25/08 10:00am was snapped in full camo regalia filling up at a gas station. So what can we tell? Mainly that the Prius' has ripped off the styling of the new , differentiating their design with the addition of a small spoiler on the rear. Reports state, and these pictures seem to confirm, that…

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

Chrysler Minivans To Get Hybrid, Diesel Power According To Windsor…

A recent report in the Windsor Star claims the cars Chrysler plans to hybridize by 2013...will be minivans. On top of that, they're even looking at a diesel version of the soccer mom-mobiles, with both to be built at the company's Windsor, Ontario plant. » 7/16/08 12:45pm 7/16/08 12:45pm

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

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 better … » 6/06/08 11:20am 6/06/08 11:20am