2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius Versus Upcoming Tesla Model 3

If the VW emissions folly signals that gas engine technology has peaked, Toyota’s re-engineered 2016 Prius might signal the same for hybrids. Sure, the incremental gain in fuel economy and more-than-incremental gain in handling bespeak devout engineering effort, but they don’t approach the feverish pace of improvement in the EV camp. Tesla sees a doubling of battery energy density…

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Toyota Launched The Fuel Cell Mirai In The US Last Week

Toyota Mirai Captures “2015 Environmental Award”

Hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai received the “2015 Environmental Award” from Austrian automobile club ARBÖ* (Auto-Motor und Radfahrerverbund Österreiche) In 1999, ARBÖ awarded also gave the award to another Japanese technology flagship, the Toyota Prius. The Toyota Mirai has been on the roads in Japan for a couple months, while just arriving in…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 22

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Daimler, Toyota Get Rich Off Tesla

In one of its recent articles, financial site The Motley Fool, notes that Daimler and Toyota earned hundreds of millions of dollars on Tesla Motors. Both companies invested ~ $50 million early on (Daimler in May 2009 and Toyota in July 2010) and sold the stock in October 2014. Value at…

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Real Time EV Sales Reporting and Historical Charts Can Be Found Here

October 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

Heading into October the anticipation was for the second generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt and new 107-mile option 2016 Nissan LEAF to push sales much higher than a year ago. For the most part, the Volt arrived in considerable numbers starting the 9th of the month (at least in relation to its first…

3 weeks ago by Jay Cole 48

Toyota FCV Plus

Toyota FCV Plus In Tokyo – Images & Videos

Toyota doesn’t stop with the Mirai in the hydrogen fuel cell car developments. The automaker is introducing the Lexus concept and another Toyota concept called the FCV Plus. This one looks to the future, in which cars will become something entirely different than what we’re used to today. FCV Plus is AWD,…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 15

Does The Toyota Mirai Have A Built In Expiry Date?

Toyota Provides Mobile Half-Fill Hydrogen Refuel Stations For Mirai In US While Waiting On Infrastructure

Limited first deliveries of the Toyota Mirai in California started about a week ago (we note two registrations already in California at time of press) despite the current refuelling station situation still being a little more than lacking throughout the state. Currently two public stations are Mirai-friendly, with another three coming online by…

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