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33Customers want wireless charging in next-gen Prius Plug-In; they might get it

Toyota Working With WiTricity On The Technology

Could 2016 be the year prospective Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid buyers are waiting for? Why, yes, says an unidentified Toyota spokesman. That's according to Plug-in Cars, which reports that a wireless plug-in vehicle charging system may be less than two years away for the Prius Plug-in.

1Autoblog Podcast #281

Toyota Supra successor, Nissan Juke-R, Cadillac ATS pricing, GM Europe restructuring, Prius PHEV sales

12Honda Insight wins alternative-energy rallies in Quebec and New Zealand

Rallying often conjures up images of vehicles going fender-to-fender in a battle to conquer the dirt. The course tends to be packed with locals who often stand far too close for comfort. That's traditional rallying. In alternative-energy rallies, there's no fender-to-fender action, no high-speed thrills and few spectators. Instead alternative-energy rallies focus on maximizing fuel efficiency. Contestants are given a route, must abide by preset minimum and maximum speeds and, in order to capture

10Univ. of Colorado partners with Toyota to conduct "smart grid" study using plug-in Priuses

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high res-image gallery

5Toyota/Tesla RAV4 EV coming to LA Auto Show, Prius PHEV hitting dealerships in Q2 2012

Back in July, Toyota and Tesla announced a joint venture to bring electric vehicles to market, and the first example – the RAV4 EV – is slated to go on sale in 2012. Now, an update from Toyota says the all-electric RAV4 will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November, meaning that an on-sale date in 2012 doesn't seem all that unrealistic.

10Six Toyota Prius PHEVs go to Clean Cities in Syracuse

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

23PICC's latest converted plug-in Prius boasts 40-mile electric range, 245 mpg

Plug-in Conversions Corporation (PICC) is well known for its over-the-top Toyota Prius conversions. From its conversion kit that allows the Prius to scoot past 70 miles per hour under electric power alone to its tweaks that bestow the Prius with a boost in electric range, PICC has always found a way to breathe new life into the Prius hybrid. PICC founder Kim Adelman is constantly looking for ways to eke out more green performance from Toyota's iconic hybrid.

19Toyota Prius eclipses 200,000 total sales in Europe, doubling mark set in 2008

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

20Toyota to go big in 2012 with a new BEV, PHEV and Prius family

Toyota FT-EV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

4Auris Hybrid to help Toyota capture title of Europe's greenest automaker

Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

104Inside Line puts plug-in Prius to the test, hits 62 mpg, payback period at least 215K miles [w/video]

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above to watch video after the jump

2Coulomb ChargePoint stations to power Plug-in Prius demonstrators

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery

15Report: Toyota Prius "Alpha" MPV coming in spring 2011

Toyota Hybrid-X concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

14Report: Toyota Prius "Alpha" MPV coming in spring 2011

Toyota Hybrid-X concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

12Toyota: Prius Plug-In Hybrid won't compete with Leaf or Volt

2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

8Electric vehicles love Oregon and vice versa

Oregon has always been a state that values its independence (without having to threaten secession). In fact, the state motto is "alis volat propriis," which (ignoring the no-feminine-pronoun-in-Latin issue) means "she flies with her own wings." That independent spirit lends itself to open-mindedness – which might be a big reason Oregon is quickly becoming a favored proving ground for electric vehicles and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure – and is just one of many reasons we want

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