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9Toyota says C-HR Concept is more of a Prius preview than we thought

Angular, Aggressive Design Could Arrive On Fourth-Gen Hybrid

When the designers thought they were just about finished with the new look of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid, higher-ups did not like what they saw and sent those designers back to the proverbial drawing board to come up with something a little spicier. Duly inspired, the designers came up with something last spring that may look a bit like the C-HR crossover concept, Automotive News says. For those looking for a Prius design with a little more bite, that isn't necessarily a bad thing

9Toyota has now sold over 7 million hybrids

Overall Sales Impressive, Despite Recent US Slowdown

You take your victories where you can. In Toyota's case, that means disclosing the cumulative total of hybrid sales since the first Prius was sold in Japan in 1997. And that number is impressive.

342015 Toyota Prius Persona special edition arrives in September

Is the Prius going into "Pimp My Ride" territory? A new official special edition model won't be lowered or have three-wheel motion or anything like that (though that'd be cool), but the world's best-selling hybrid is putting on a few stylish bells and whistles this September.

9How platform problems are delaying next-gen Prius

Short-term pain for longer-term gain? That may be the prognosis for the next-generation Toyota Prius, the world's best-selling hybrid. But, hey, the new version might get holiday season debut, now.

44Rolling Coal: America's Political Divide Reaches The Roads [w/videos]

Dirty trucks a form of political protest

Rolling coal isn't always mere indiscriminate harassment, but a form of grassroots political protest against President Obama and perceived burdensome federal regulations.

25How Toyota's Le Mans racer may make its next Prius even better

The supercapacitor technology in the Toyota TS040 "offers great possibility for production car use." – Amanda Rice, Toyota

AddLocal production could improve Toyota Prius' fortunes in China

The Toyota Prius is the world's most popular hybrid vehicle, but it may take domestic production capabilities for the model to achieve a high level of popularity in China. Japan-based Toyota is aiming to produce an increasing percentage of Prius components in China in order to bring down its price there, Bloomberg News reports. Eventually, the goal is to make all Priuses sold in China in that country in order to avoid the steep 25-percent import tariff.

48Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids

Software glitch could cause vehicles to stall

Toyota is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall.

AddToyota ready to design more heart-racing Prius

Long praised for its fuel economy and reliability, the Toyota Prius has been no stranger to less-than-flattering remarks about its styling and sense of excitement. In fact, the model is a regular movie punchline. For evidence, see Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys or, more recently, Ice Cube in Ride Along.

AddToyota wants to sell 5k-10k fuel cell vehicles a year, to start

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) powered by hydrogen were taken more seriously at the LA Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show last month than ever before, but their presence in the market is still shrouded in fog. Soichiro Okudaira, chief officer of research and development at Toyota, is confident fuel cell costs will come down enough to make FCEVs "just one alternative of the eco cars," but that probably won't happen for another 10-15 years.

AddToyota Prius, Tesla Model S fans apparently like very different things

Prius fans polled have above-average interest in yoga, sustainability and Apple. As for Model S fans? They're big on economics, Jim Beam, strip clubs and weed.

AddIn Detail: Toyota Prius Family

Toyota was definitely on to something when they launched the Prius back in the late 1990's. This early bet on environmental responsibility paid off, as the Prius name has become synonymous with hybrid technology and eco-friendliness.

8Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid Reaches 100 MPGe

EPA rating puts vehicle ahead of key competitors

Ford is in the fast lane on the way to fuel efficiency. The EPA rated the company's C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid at 100 miles per gallon equivalent Thursday, making it the most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid offered to Amercan consumers by the auto industry.

13Ford C-Max Goes After Toyota Prius for Hybrid Supremacy

Ford says hybrid buyers tend to be more optimistic and upbeat

If you're a bandage maker, how do you go up against Band-Aids? Or if you're a lip balm maker, how to you challenge ChapStick? That's the question Ford faced when it decided to challenge Prius, a name which is becoming synonymous with hybrid cars, by building a car that will come only in hybrid and extended-range electric versions in the U.S. – the C-Max.

AddIn Detail: Pecan Street Smart Grid Research Project

What will the perfect, sustainable home of the future will look like? At a minimum, new green construction projects will make greater use of recycled materials and higher levels of insulation. The next step is adding solar panels and installing EV charging ports so commuters can drive green. Researchers in Austin, Texas imagined their ideal home of the future and engaged with the community to build an entire green neighborhood. Welcome to Pecan Street.

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