All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Prius’

Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids Over Software Glitch

Toyota is recalling nearly 1.9 million Prius cars to fix a software malfunction that in the worst case scenario, could cause the hybrid vehicles to lose power and shut down mid-drive. Around 700,000 of the cars are being recalled in North America, and even more in Japan. “Toyota will update the motor/generator control ECU and hybrid control ECU software on …

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Toyota Prius Chosen As Best Overall Value

Consumer Reports magazine has just selected Toyota Prius as the best overall value. The hybrid car has the best economic value for mileage with the average cost registering at 47 cents per mile. Considering the price is $29,230, this vehicle option is hard to beat. According to Consumer Reports Automotive Editor Rik Paul, “Prius’ 44 (m.p.g.) overall is the best …

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Toyota Prius Tops Best-Value List For Second Year

Motorists in the U.S. may have noticed the trend in the past few years of more Toyota Prius vehicles on the road. There’s good reason for this trend above the environmental concerns that so often surround conversations about hybrid vehicles: the Prius simply give customers great value for its price. Consumer Reports this week announced that the Toyota Prius has …

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Toyota Edges Past GM as World’s Largest Carmaker

Toyota has again beat out General Motors to become the world’s largest car manufacturer. In the first quarter of 2012, Toyota sold 2.49 million cars, again pushing ahead of GM, who sold 2.28 million. Coming in at number three is Germany’s Volkswagon, with sales of 2.16 million. Toyota first beat out GM in 2008, but then saw setbacks after the …

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Most Hybrid Owners Do Not Buy Another Hybrid

You see commercials all the time about how much hybrid owners love their car. They feel urbane and worldly when they realize how much they are helping the planet and their pocket books. A new study from R.L. Polk is saying that, like in so many other instances, commercials and real life don’t always coincide. The survey on hybrid loyalty …

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GM to Relaunch Marketing of Volt

According to GM CEO Dan Akerson, General Motors plans to relaunch an advertising campaign for its electric Volt in the next one to two months. Akerson made these comments at a press conference on Wednesday. GM recently halted production of the electric car for 5 weeks, to allow demand to catch up with supply. GM planned to move 10,000 Volts …

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Middle Tennessee State University Professor to Drive Across the Country on Less than 10 Gallons of Gas

Cliff Ricketts, Professor of Agricultural Education at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is attempting to drive across the country on only ten gallons of gas by modifying his car to run on hydrogen. He will start his journey in Savannah, Georgia and drive all the way to Long Beach, California; the mileage for this trip is 2,532 miles, not counting …

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Nevada Developing Driverless Car Regulations

Nevada has resumed putting laws into place that will allow companies to begin testing self-driving vehicles. Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Director Bruce Breslow says the DMV is now developing new licensing procedures, and the state’s legislative commission approved moving forth with new regulations on Wednesday. Last June, Nevada had began laying the groundwork for autonomous car regulations, and in …

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Toyota Launches Facebook Contest For Prius Anniversary

Toyota has launched a Facebook contest to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Prius.

Toyota is inviting people to submit a video or several photos that show their enthusiasm for the Prius for a chance to host the 10 Years of Toyota Prius Anniversary Celebration in their hometown.

Toyota will select the top 10 finalists and then let the Facebook Prius community decide who should names the most passionate fan.


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