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  • 2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid

    The Toyota Prius Prime is about to be joined by a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4.

  • 2020 Toytota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is a small crossover scrapper that only Toyota could make

    Back when it was a new thing and the Backstreet Boys were still (mostly) minors, the Toyota RAV4 was a plucky off-roader with potential from an automaker that had a good pedigree for making small 'utes with spunk. Then success, popularity, and age took its toll on the RAV4 (and the Backstreet Boys)...

  • Icon electric Derelict 1949 Mercury
    Icon is building an all-electric Derelict Mercury

    Icon is perhaps best known for its many high-dollar bespoke-built vintage SUVs. Lately though, the Icon team has been cranking out a handful of other project vehicles, including cars, and each one has been more amazing than the last. We've seen a gorgeous Ford F-250, an impossibly cool Rolls-Royce...

  • 2019 Toyota RAV4, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Toyota RAV4 takes on tough new look

    Toyota on Wednesday introduced an all-new, fifth-generation RAV4 at the 2018 New York auto show. What's immediately clear is that the compact crossover SUV has been given a bolder look for its latest redesign, and Toyota says it's also much more capable off the road than previous generations thanks...

  • 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure, 2017 Chicago Auto Show
    Toyota RAV4 Adventure brings rugged look, not much else

    Of the largely boring compact crossover utility vehicle segment, the Toyota RAV4 might be the most boring of all. But with the new Adventure trim, unveiled Thursday at the 2017 Chicago auto show, Toyota is setting out to add a rugged look to its popular CUV. And that effort starts with the...

  • 2015 Toyota Rally RAV4
    Jay Leno Hops Behind The Wheel Of Toyota’s Rally RAV4: Video

    Toyota is gearing up for a return to the World Rally Championship in 2017, but the automaker is already involved in rallying. For example, it fields a version of the RAV4 crossover in the 2015 Rally America, which Ryan Millen has driven to four class victories so far. ALSO SEE: LaFerrari Crashes...

  • 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

    Though just 2,600 RAV4 EVs will be sold over the next three years, the vehicle's unveiling today at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles marks an important milestone for the brand: the RAV4 EV's powertrain is designed and delivered by Tesla Motors. The cooperative project is the first vehicle to come from the minor tie-up between the two companies, and like the relationship between Tesla and Toyota, the RAV4 EV is mostly about the technology. It will only be sold in four regions within California, and at about 866 units per year, it won't see many homes even within those regions...

  • ZMP RoboCar MEV-C automated vehicle
    Latest RoboCar Prototype: Ugly, But High Tech And Autonomous

    Some cars are beautiful. Others are fast. Some others are incredibly practical. Some other cars are none of these things, but their importance isn't in their looks, speed or usability but the technological advancements they'll offer to the car industry as a whole. The RoboCar MEV-C is one of these...

  • Thorium could be used as car fuel
    Thorium Powered Cars: A Million Miles Without Refuelling

    It reads more like a 1950s space race vision of the future than a pragmatic 21st Century theory, but we could now be a step closer to driving a nuclear-powered car. In light of the recent events in Japan following the tsunami that caused meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant, and previous events...

  • Nissan Carwings App for Android OS
    2011 Nissan Leaf Electric Car Finally Gets Android App

    2011 Nissan Leaf owners are right on the cutting edge of car technology, but so far only Apple iPhone users have been able to enjoy the full experience of controlling the car's climate control and charging timer functions from a mobile device. No longer. Android smartphone users are now privy to...

  • 2010 GM EN-V Concept
    General Motors Picks U.K. For EN-V City Car Euro Manufacture

    Small cars are becoming big business. The smart fortwo, Scion iQ, Gordon Murray's upcoming T.25, the Renault Twizy... more and more carmakers are developing tiny vehicles to provide our city transportation of the future. General Motors has jumped on the bandwagon too. GM showed the cleverly named...

  • NAO Ecco electric camper van
    What's That Ecco? High Tech, Green, Electric Camper Van

    Going straight onto All Car Tech's list of things we want is a new electric camper van by design collective NAU, known as Ecco. Describing it as a camper van almost doesn't do it justice, though. The teardropped vehicle is more like a Transformer, changing from efficient and spacious vehicle into a...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric

    Electric vehicles have upsides and downsides. On the upside, they crank out far fewer pollutants than their fossil-fuel-swilling cousins, and they may help ease dependence on foreign oil. On the downside, they're quiet. Too quiet. While some of you might find that a good thing, EV's lack of sound poses a real threat for pedestrians, especially those with impaired vision. Don't believe us? Just ask the National Federation of the Blind, which successfully lobbied Congress to pass the "Bell Bill" earlier this year, mandating that "silent vehicle technology" come with a distinct set of sounds to...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    Renault-Nissan Opens Tech Research Office In Silicon Valley

    Renault might not sell any cars in the United States but that won't stop them moving into town. With partner Nissan the international group has opened a research and development office in the heart of Mountain View, Silicon Valley. The Renault-Nissan Alliance was created in 1999 and now sells one...

  • GreenGT LMPH2 hydrogen fuel cell race car
    GreenGT LMPH2 hydrogen racer to run 2012 Le Mans

    It turns out the Delta Wing concept won't be the only experimental car to run the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. The hyrdrogen fuel cell electrc GreenGT LMPH2 prototype racer will also join the grid next year. So what is the LMPH2? As the name suggests, it's a hydrogen-powered Le Mans Prototype sports...

  • Google's Electric Vehicle Fleet Infrastructure
    Google Buys 30 Leafs, Volts, and 250 Charging Stations: Video

    Google built its reputation as a small, simple search engine, but there's nothing small about the company's investment in electric vehicles. Google has just placed an order for 30 Nissan Leafs and Chevrolet Volts, as well as 250 EV charging stations from Coulomb Technologies. Google will add the...

  • ZMP RoboCar automated vehicle
    Video: Look Ma, No Driver! ZMP RoboCar Memorizes Route Map

    Feeling lazy? Don't feel like driving home from work tonight? Sounds like an autonomous car would be right up your street... ZMP's RoboCar doesn't quite have the aesthetics or practicality (and especially not the performance) of Google's automated Toyota Prius, but the technology it demonstrates is...

  • 2009 Toyota FT-EV Concept
    You Don't Own, You Don't Even Drive: The Future Of Cars?

    It's enough to make the car enthusiast's skin crawl. Visions of autonomous cars making their way along the highway while the occupants go about their daily business. If you love driving and cars, handing over control of your car to a machine is like handing over a child. Bill Reinert, a mechanical...

  • Cloud-based energy optimization

    It's 7am, and your alarm is blaring to raise you bleary-eyed from your slumber. You grab breakfast, chuck some clothes on and get ready to head to work. As you step into your car, a message appears on the central screen. "What is your destination?". You press a button marked "Work". Although you might not notice anything out of the ordinary, your car is now optimized for the journey ahead, taking into account your driving style through the rush-hour traffic, the route you regularly take and the potential for congestion. Your whole journey would be constantly assessed and data downloaded from...

  • Google and DOE map of alternative fuel locations
    Need To Charge Your Electric Car? There's A Google Map For That

    Despite the best efforts of some in the auto industry to keep electric cars off the roads, they're back. Given the current state of technology, the EV's revenge will likely be slow and steady, but most experts agree that electrics are the future of transportation. There are, however, several...

  • BMW EVolve app
    New 'EVolve' App From BMW Decides Whether You're Ready For An EV

    Electric vehicles and other alt-fuel rides are big news these days. Tech fans and green enthusiasts can't wait to get their hands on 'em, while others think that hybrids and their eco-friendly kin are part of a vast communist conspiracy. No matter where you fall on that spectrum, there are many...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    2011 Nissan LEAF And Others 'Connected To The Cloud'

    Cloud computing is very much a feature of 'Web 2.0'. Rather than using a location-dependent center of resources such as a server, cloud computing uses shared servers, all of which can be used to provide resources, software and data. For Average Joe, this might mean using web-based word processing...

  • Fabio shills for Plug-In America
    Video: OMG Fabio Is Alive And He's Hawking Electric Cars

    The life of a model/actor is hard. "Oh, right", you say, "lying on a sofa and staring vacantly into a bank of cameras is way tougher than military service or manual labor or having no job at all." But hey, we've seen All About Eve and Valley of the Dolls and America's Next Top Model. Like Gina...

  • 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV
    2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

    Toyota has revealed the new Tesla-partnered RAV4 EV at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show today, the first of 35 demonstration vehicles that will lay the ground work for the eventual launch of a retail version in 2012. Developers of the RAV4 EV are hoping it will have range of 100 miles in actual road...

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