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Six Toyota Prius PHEVs go to Clean Cities in Syracuse

Published: August 21, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Toyota Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery Toyota is continuing its deployment of 150 Prius plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) throughout the United States, with six of them delivered to the Clean Communities of CNY program in Syracuse, NY. The Clean Communities program is run by the Department of Energy and the cars going to upstate New York will be used by Syracuse University, SyracuseCoE and CuseCar


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

Published: July 10, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Toyota Toyota FT-EV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery Toyota officials confirmed this evening that come calendar year 2012, at least three new environmentally friendly cars will be going into production, starting with a version of last year’s FT-EV concept that will hit the streets as a battery electric vehicle based on the Scion iQ. This car will use a battery consisting of the large format lithium ion ion cells being developed by Primearth (formerly Panasonic EV Energy) and not a Tesla -style battery


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

Published: June 29, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Green Daily 2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above to watch video after the jump Toyota graciously allowed us to take the plug-in Prius for a quick spin a while back and we walked away somewhat impressed, noting that it offers the same joys of a traditional Prius , but packs in a bit more of everything good. Our brief stint behind the wheel was limited, but the powers that be decided that the guys over at Inside Line would get a long-term plug-in Prius. So far, the Inside Line team has racked up more than 500 miles in the plug-in Prius and the experience has to be considered somewhat of a let down


Coulomb ChargePoint stations to power Plug-in Prius demonstrators

Published: June 19, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Toyota , Green Daily 2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery Earlier this week, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group was officially handed keys to its first three Prius Plug-in hybrids (PHEVS). Later this summer, an additional 30 plug-in Priuses will be handed over to various Silicon Valley groups and companies. With plug-in Priuses taking to the roads in the Silicon Valley area, chargers aren’t far behind


Predictably Irrational author says Toyota Prius succeeds on quirky looks alone

Published: June 18, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Toyota , Green Daily 2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery We often talk about the the polarizing exterior design of some hybrids and upcoming electric vehicles as a negative attribute which could hamper their sales success. But the look-at-me design of the best-selling Toyota Priu s may indeed be the driving force that draws buyers in – that’s according to the author of the best-selling book Predictably Irrational , Dan Ariely. We’ve touched on this polarizing design topic before and it usually ends the same


Edmunds: long-term, real-world MPG update shows you can get just 26 mpg in a Prius

Published: June 11, 2010

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Filed under: MPG The good people over at Edmunds Inside Line maintain a fleet of test vehicles for their flogging pleasure. And they’ve just released the latest fuel economy numbers from their real-world tests. Not surprisingly, the 2004 Toyota Prius came in first place overall averaging 41.0 miles per gallon


Toyota loses latest bid to dismiss hybrid patent infringement case against Paice

Published: June 2, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Lexus , Toyota , Green Daily Toyota has, once again , failed to shake the long-looming hybrid patent infringement case brought forth by Paice LLC . In this latest development, a U.S


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

Published: May 12, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Toyota 2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery Not all plug-in vehicles are created equal. As we finally start to see mainstream, commercially available plug-ins arrive, the market is developing into a continuum


Electric vehicles love Oregon and vice versa

Published: May 12, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Nissan , Toyota , USA 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 to live there.


Honda president says next Insight will beat Prius in mpg fight

Published: May 1, 2010

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Filed under: Hybrid , Honda , Green Daily 2010 Honda Insight – Click above for high-res image gallery Honda Motor Company is more than a bit bummed out. It appears as though the company is not exactly pleased that the Toyota Prius has killed its Insight in sales and is even more agitated that the Prius remains the mileage champ. So, what can the company do to hit back?


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