Toyota Prius is suffering from slowing sales and stiff competition. Will the fully redesigned hybrid be able to maintain its lead over peers?
How about a Volkswagen Golf that emits less CO2 than a Toyota Prius and makes as much power as a GTI? Enter the VW Golf GTE. Officially a concept for now, the GTI hits 62 mph in 7.6 seconds, thanks to its 1.4L TSI 4-cylinder engine making 148 horsepower, along with a 108 horsepower electric […]
The Toyota Prius has been named the best-selling car in California for the second year in a row.
Three first generation Toyota Prius at a traffic light: a common sight in Ulaanbaatar… We now continue on our Trans-Siberian railway adventure and after going through Siberia and crossing the Lake Baikal up to Ulan Ude in Buryatia, we are now travelling South to Mongolia. In this post I will describe my first impressions about the unique […]
The European Union Parliament approved new CO2 targets for the year 2020, mandating an average of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer, or roughly as much as a Toyota Prius emits. Current standards sit at 130 grams per kilometer. Just-Auto reports that within a few months, discussions will kick off regarding a post-2020 target. So […]
Honda is halting production of its hybrid model Insight. The first hybrid car introduced to the US, Insight was released 7 months before the debut of the Toyota Prius in 1999. The Insight is Honda's second worst selling car, just after the CR-Z hybrid. READ MORE »
Not especially surprising, the Insight lacked forethought and greatly trailed Toyota's Prius
Say goodbye to the Honda Insight. Its claim to fame was its low starting price and distinction as the least-expensive hybrid among 2014 model-year hybrids. That nod will soon go to the Toyota Prius c as Bloomberg News is reporting.....
Sales of the slow-selling Honda Insight will end, with Bloomberg reporting that production will end this month. Despite being released before the Toyota Prius, the Insight has lagged far behind it in sales. While the Prius is the best-selling hybrid of all time, the second generation Insight has been heavily criticized for delivering an […]
What happens when the subsidy is over? This is a question that I tried to study in depth about a month ago when one of my friends had a 10 year old Toyota Prius that had seemingly lost it’s battery. It turned out that he didn’t need a new car, or a new battery. A […]
A prototype SUV from BMW reportedly gets 62 MPGe, far more than a Toyota Prius. It also comes with some sweet features
Tesla might want to reconsider shunning that electric pickup truck idea after they see this kickass Prius pickup conversion. Read more...
--> Honda’s entry into the hybrid hatch market hasn’t come without any adversity. It’s tough enough to break into a segment long dominated by the Toyota Prius and etch a name for itself; even more so that you’re coming into the fight with less fuel economy than the proverbial kingpin. Show More Summary
Originally published on Gas2. Toyota has started testing a wireless electric car charging station that the automaker claims can fully recharge a Prius Plug-in in about 90 minutes. While hardly lightning fast, the convenience of wireless electric charging could give electrified vehicles another distinct advantage over combustion engines. Show More Summary
By Don Dion: Toyota Prius Recall The Prius safety recall announced last week by Toyota Motor Co. (TM) calls into question the Japanese automaker's reputation for quality. Toyota's latest announcement comes after a well-publicized incident five years ago, in which millions of Toyota vehicles were recalled over the risk of sudden acceleration. Show More Summary
The Nissan Leaf may very well be the “Model T” of the electric car world, or at least the Toyota Prius of this fast-growing sector. This post below from EV Obsession highlights a number of hot stats the Leaf has claim to at the moment, mostly focused on European sales. Show More Summary
Paul Garland (CC-BY-SA) Toyota’s hybrid system is a marvel of technology, except in one really inconvenient way. While all that raw computer and software engineering allows for infinite gears and enviable mileage, the Toyota Prius lacks...Show More Summary
Just shy of two million Toyota Prius models have been recalled globally in what is the biggest-ever recall of the current-generation hybrid car. Relating to a fault with the Prius’ engine control units (ECU), Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced the worldwide recall, which includes 5500 locally delivered models. Show More Summary
If you bought a Prius in the last five years, there's a good chance that you were affected by Tuesday's recall of 1.9 Priuses. If you never bought a Prius or a hybrid, the recall may give you one more reason to reconsider buying one. It's not that the recall itself — a software error that can cause the car to shut off — is particularly onerous. Show More Summary
More than half of all Prius hybrids ever sold are affected by a software glitch that can cause overheating in its electronics