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Colorado University finds Prius plug-in hybrids a hit; online assistance, not so much

In 2008, Boulder, CO became the "first Smart Grid City in the nation." It wasn't just a name, it was a step along the way for the town to become a green energy incubator. A few years later, Toyota sponsored a test program with 28 Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles conducted by Colorado University. CU has now r

SAE 2009: Toyota plug-in Prius (and 3rd-gen Prius) update

To get a little bit of clarification on the reported 12-mile EV-only range that the plug-in Prius is achieving in current testing, we spoke with Toyota Prius vehicle specialist Stephanie Wohlgamuth, who is working at the Toyota booth here at the SAE World Congress. Wohlgamuth said that the number is fairly accurate, and

EDTA 2008: Prototype Toyota plug-in Prius is locked, darn it

click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the plug-in Prius

AutoblogGreen Q&A: Toyota's Bob Carter and Jaycie Chitwood

At the Chicago Auto Show ABG had the chance to sit down with Toyota's Bob Carter and Jaycie Chitwood. Bob is currently the Group VP for the Toyota Division and Jaycie is the Senior Strategic Planner. We talked about a range of issues including hybrid marketing, diesel, ethanol, hydrogen and weight reduction.