It's been reported that soaring demand for rare earth metals will likely drive prices way up. This concept of demand = increased prices is supported by numerous individuals and firms. First, there's the report from Metal-Pages, which indicates that the price of neodymium, an element used in electric motors, doubled in 2010.
The UK Automobile Association's latest annual survey shows that, of the respondents who may be replacing their vehicles within the next 12 months, only one percent will be looking to buy either a hybrid or an electric vehicle. Ouch. Meanwhile, the survey shows that nearly 50 percent of motorists think that the price of "green" vehicles is prohibitive.
Set to quadruple its Prius-badged vehicle lineup with the addition of the Prius V, Prius Plug-in and Prius C, Toyota says that autos bearing the Prius nameplate may soon become the company's best-selling vehicles in the
Toyota's record-setting hybrid parade in Belgium – Click above to watch video after the jump
Editors over at Automotive News, along with industry experts, have compiled a list of the most influential people paving the road for the automobile's electrified future. The "Automotive News' Electrifying 100" were recognized at an event on June 13th at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI. AN's list includes industry leaders like Carlos Ghosn and visionaries
As gasoline prices start to dip, so too are the values of fuel-efficient used vehicles. According to Kelley Blue Book, prices on fuel-sipping used autos increased by roughly 25 percent throughout the first 20 weeks of 2011, but that, "values for fuel-efficient used vehicles have now peaked." If you're out shopping for new used wheels, KBB has good news for you in that prices for used compact,
File this one under the category of unexpected. According to Integrity Exports, Toyota logged an outrageous 52,000 orders for its Prius Alpha hybrid over in Japan since the vehicle launched on Ma
Estella Warren was named Maxim magazine's "Hottest Woman" back in 2000. However, she'll likely be remembered, at least for awhile, as the former Victoria's Secret model-turned-actress that recently went berserk in a Toyota Prius.