A Boulder, Colorado field study will monitor how 18 of Toyota’s plug-in hybrids fare at higher altitude and in bouts with colder temperatures.
As part of an effort to educate the public while collecting usage and technical data, Toyota has announced four new demo partners for the Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
Toyota plans to put on sale next week in Japan an external audible alert system for its Prius so those nearby are aware of the sometimes quiet hybrid.
With electric-only highway speeds for as much as 40 miles, a plug-in conversion kit aims to extend the green range of the country’s most popular hybrid.
In this narrative from Toyota the Japanese automaker reflects on 10 years of Prius existence, showcasing how this hybrid is the current green car king.
Daunted by the abundance of green vehicles available? EarthTechling breaks down hybrids and EVs, examines the good and bad of both, and poses considerations to keep in mind before buying.
Mazda has turned to rival Japanese automaker Toyota for hybrid technology, with plans to license the workings of the Prius to produce its own Japanese hybrid vehicle by 2013.
Toyota, in findings based upon its own engineers, effectively discredits a San Diego, CA man who claims the accelerator of his 2008 Prius hybrid got stuck while he was driving on the highway.
The popular Toyota Prius is once again having public relations issues, this time centered around a report out of San Diego, California of a driver who had the accelerator get stuck while on the highway.
Toyota said it has issued a voluntary recall on around 400,000 2010 hybrids (Prius, Lexus HS 250h, Sai) globally in order to fix a problem with the anti-lock brake system.
Toyota has found a problem with the 2010 Prius braking system, saying it had in fact already fixed the issue on newer vehicles for sale while considering still how to handle ones already on the roads.