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Report: Toyota plans to mass produce plug-in hybrids by 2012

Toyota has already confirmed it will release a plug-in hybrid vehicle powered by next-generation lithium-ion batteries in Japan, the U.S. and Europe sometime next year but production of these will be limited and only commercial and government fleets are expected to receive the cars. Mass production... read more

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Toyota to lease 500 Prius plug-in hybrids this year, 150 coming to U.S.

It's important to have a broad perspective in the auto business - tunnel-vision has been one of the biggest criticism of the American automakers. But seeing beyond the trees... read more June 3, 2009 by 


 
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Study: Hybrids to make up one in five U.S. car sales by 2020

Just a bit over ten years ago, only a few of the dedicated had any idea what a hybrid car was, but in another ten years or so, the eco-friendly vehicles will account for... read more May 27, 2009 by 


 
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Toyota boosts monthly Prius output to 50,000 as demand spikes

Toyota’s all-new 2010 Prius officially went on sale in Japan just 11 days ago and has already garnered enough orders to justify Toyota increasing production targets by... read more May 27, 2009 by 


 
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Toyota may cut back U.S. Prius allocation as demand in Japan soars

Buyers in the U.S. looking forward to purchasing the new 2010 Toyota Prius may have to wait longer than they initially bargained for, following strong demand for the latest... read more May 25, 2009 by 


 
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Toyota doubts widespread acceptance of plug-in hybrids

The idea that plug-in hybrids aren't all they're cracked up to be isn't a new one. Carnegie Mellon University has even published a study that calls the technology inefficient... read more May 21, 2009 by 


 
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New Toyota Prius gets sporty Modellista restyle

Toyota’s third-generation Prius officially went on sale in Japan this week and to coincide with the launch the company also revealed several new styling packs under the... read more May 19, 2009 by 


 
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Toyota design chief gives insight into future lineup

Gauging the future of automotive design is a tough and tricky business. Anyone that's ventured through the winding courses of Disney's famed Autopia knows exactly how easy it... read more May 18, 2009 by 


 
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Toyota launches new build-your-own Prius configurator

Toyota may have just sold its millionth hybrid vehicle in the United States last month, but that hasn't stopped the industry giant from getting trounced in its home market of... read more May 13, 2009 by 


 
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Hybrid sales crash 45% in April, but up against March

It's no secret that hybrid and small car sales have been among the hardest hit in the ongoing market downturn. They've fallen at rates well beyond the total market's decline... read more May 5, 2009 by 


 
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Report: Toyota may lose up to $5 billion in 2010

After a nearly flawless company history - over 70 years of profits - Toyota posted its first-ever loss for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009. And a new report from Japan... read more April 14, 2009 by 


 
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Toyota will sell current Prius alongside third-gen model in Japan

Within days of unveiling the Insight hybrid concept at last year’s Paris Motor Show, Honda CEO Takeo Fukui boasted that the production version would arrive on the... read more March 26, 2009 by 


 
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First drive: 2010 Toyota Prius

Testing the new Prius in the desert hills around Tucson, I came to a realization I'm still only half-comfortable with: I actually like this car. It doesn't go fast, it's not... read more March 25, 2009 by 


 
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Small car, hybrid sales taking a long drive off a short pier

The short-sightedness of the car-buying public is breathtaking. It was just months ago that fears over $4 gas prices had people scurrying about, dumping loaded SUVs for a... read more March 23, 2009 by 


 
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Toyota revises Prius mpg rating to 51 city, 48 highway and 50 combined

After months of conjecture and Toyota’s own claims for the fuel-economy of its new Prius, came the release last week of “preliminary” Environmental... read more March 10, 2009 by 


 
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GM shoots down Carnegie study claiming plug-in hybrids are inefficient

General Motors has responded to a recent Carnegie Mellon University study claiming that upcoming plug-in hybrids such as the Volt are not actually as efficient as they seem... read more March 6, 2009 by 


 
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