Swedes Do $184,000 Worth Of Unholy Things To Toyota Prius

Given the mission of the Toyota Prius, not to mention its technical complexity, it's not a huge surprise there isn't a lot of tuner work being done on the Toyota hybrid. Oh sure, there are a couple customized Prii floating around, but this example from Sweden totally blows out anything ever done before. According to… » 8/21/08 2:20pm 8/21/08 2:20pm

Convert Your Prius To A Lead-Acid Plug-In For Just $4,995!

Plug-In Supply Inc. has just introduced a $4,995 Toyota Prius plug-in conversion kit which uses a pack of twenty PbA20-12 lead-acid batteries. Good for 5kWh, the battery pack should last more than 800 charge cycles, or about two years. As you would expect from something with the word "lead" in it, the batteries weigh… » 7/29/08 2:00pm 7/29/08 2:00pm

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 Corporate Blog Urges You To Buy A Toyota, Then Ride Your Bike

Toyota is taking an unusual step on their Open Road corporate blog by promoting the idea of driving less. At first glance, this would seem oxymoronic, but Toyota is careful not to say "don't buy a Tundra." They're just saying that once you do buy a Tundra, you should leave it parked in your driveway for special… » 7/03/08 10:40am 7/03/08 10:40am