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Recharge Wrap-up: BMW chooses SUV for i5? Toyota finally embraces li-ion

EU could make EV charging points mandatory in new and refurbished homes.

Advances in Toyota's lithium-ion technology will enable all-electric vehicles. Sources say BMW has chosen SUV body style for the i5. EU rules would require EV chargers in new homes.

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Toyota says no one wants a Toyota electric car

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It's no secret that Toyota doesn't really have a heart in pushing pure electric vehicles. The very limited Scion iQ EV project was killed before it went very far and the RAV4 EV project with Tesla was

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Toyota exec says unless electric grid is clean, EVs 'make little sense'

Let's face it, Toyota does not believe in electric cars. Not the battery-powered plug-in kind anyway. Plug-in hybrids? Sure. Fuel cells? As soon as feasible. But a simple EV? No, that just isn't Toyota's thing – a Sebastian Blanco

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Toyota bugs out, previews Smart INSECT connected EV concept

Like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, the Toyota COMS electric vehicle is becoming the Smart INSECT. Unrelated to Daimler's Smart brand, the INSECT (yes, it's an acronym, one that stands for "Information Network Social Electric City Transporter") is a one-seat electric vehicle that is designed to be connected to its driver and the worl

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Toyota kills plans for widespread iQ EV sales after misreading demand and battery tech

2012 was supposed to be the year the all-electric version of the Toyota/Scion iQ made a splash. Instead, it appears that while it remains technically true that the iQ EV will launch this year, it will be a much, much smaller splash than previously anticipated. According to Reuters, the

LA 2010: Toyota RAV4 EV, powered by Tesla, hits the stage

Toyota RAV4 EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

Toyota out of the Chamber of Commerce? Plug in America calls out the troops

The Yes Men were in the news recently for a hoax that put the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's lame position on climate change under the spotlight. This week, Move On and Plug In America are pushing an online campaign to get Toyota to stop funding the Chamber's anti-climate lobbying. The campaign resulted in Sebastian Blanco

Where Toyota is today on pure electrics, plug-in hybrids and the like

Toyota Prius PHEV prototype - Click above for high-res image gallery

Toyota RAV4 EV on the block at eBay

Say what you want about electric cars, they can go for a pretty penny on eBay. Recently, electric versions of Toyota's RAV4 have sold for $60,000-$70,000 (way up from the original list price of around $40,000, which also got ten grand or so in tax credits). There's another of these electric SUVs currently for sale on the site. The auction ends Oct. 25 and has been

Toyota RAV4 EV up for bids on eBay

The ever-elusive electric RAV4 has once again shown its face. You can set your sights on one of the last of the major automakers' electric vehicles that still run wild in the streets in this eBay auction (by the way, did you know that Microsoft Word will tell you that Ebay is spelled wrong, but eBay is correct? Who took the time to pro

Another RAV4 EV sale on eBay, this time for $55,000

$15,000 for the batteries?  An older battery system seems to be one of the main differences between the most-recent RAV4 EV which sold on eBay for almost $15,000 less than the RAV4 that sold for about $70,000 there about a month ago. As the only somewhat mass-produced, full-size electric vehicle still kicking around that was made by a major auto

Where Toyota's RAV4s are at today, and tomorrow

The fate of the General Motors electric vehicle, the EV1, has, literally, been documented all over the place. But the fate of electric vehicles from another major automobile manufacturer has been less publicized. Perhaps that's because, unlike GM's EV1 crushing policy, Toyota has announced it will keep all of its RAV4 EVs that are still running on the road "as long as they are safe and it is practical to do so" and "as l