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.
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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
2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high res-image gallery
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.
Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
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.
2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
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Inside Line puts plug-in Prius to the test, hits 62 mpg, payback period at least 215K miles [w/video]
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2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery
2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
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