Auto engineers, like everyone else, need things to do in their spare time to keep themselves amused. If you are part of Toyota, this might mean you belong to the Toyota Engineering Society (TES). And if you belong to TES, you are likely using parts from the brand to build, say, a Prius like plug-in hybrid roadster on steroids.
How up would you be for buying a Toyota Prius convertible? That was one of the primary under the radar surprises Toyota showcased at the recent Tokyo Motor Show in the form of the Aqua Air concept.
Toyota last month said it would be dropping the price of its Prius Plug-In hybrid by $2,000 for the more basic model, suggesting sales may not have been as the automaker wanted with this variant of the Prius.
Toyota last week priced out two of its 2014 hybrid offerings as it continues to look to dominate the category. The pricing for the most part for the Avalon Hybrid and Prius trims remains the same, likely reflecting a desire to continue to bring in through the door more consumers wanting to buy a hybrid from the Japanese automaker.
It is rare when a extended family has a reunion, bringing members of a clan from around the world to one spot to talk of common traits and share in family lore. Toyota did this recently though, bringing together for the first time all of its environmentally focused vehicles, mostly consisting of hybrids, to one place.
Toyota is mostly focused upon hybrids as its green car strategy globally, especially given the strong success of the Prius.
The notion of a car which is lighter, more affordable and environmentally friendly continues to elude automakers.
When a hybrid’s old nickel-metal hydride batteries, such as those used in the Toyota Prius, reach the end of their usefulness in the car there’s a question of what to do with them.
As the year slowly winds down, Toyota is officially confirming some of the latest pricing details on its growing lineup of 2013 hybrid models.
What would it take you to get excited about a Toyota Prius?
Even as more hybrids enter the market and move beyond stereotypes, many folks consider the most popular one not to their liking for a variety of reasons.
California's governor Jerry Brown says that today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality.
The Google car that can drive itself is now eligible to ride on the streets of Nevada.
The creators of the Peraves MonoTracer MTE-150, an electric vehicle that looks like a cross between a Prius and a motorcycle, recently announced plans to make the final production version available to enthusiasts.
People who are shopping for green and efficient cars have a number of choices on the market today.
A woman living in Studio City, California noticed one fine day that the mirrors on her fuel-sipping Prius had started to melt.
Google's first-of-its-kind car with a highly sophisticated autopilot feature has had its first accident.
When we last reported on the Fisker Automotive Karma luxury plug-in hybrid, it was appearing at the Geneva Auto Show as word spread it would finally go into production in the month of March.
Word began to leak out more than a year ago that Toyota would grow its line of hybrids under the Prius name, transforming it from a mere model into a brand itself.
The first generation of electric cars have yet to truly hit the marketplace, but Toyota is already at work on next-gen electric car batteries - along with other "eco-car" development strategies.
Toyota is reportedly preparing to refresh its popular Prius lineup with the launch of two new vehicles in 2011.