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Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota Prius Prime Launch Delayed In Japan

Latest plug-in hybrid Toyota – the Prius Prime – is delayed in Japan. New generation Prius hybrid is best seller in home market, but the Prius Prime due undisclosed reasons will appear several months later (winter instead of fall). It’s not clear whether this delay will ultimately effect North America…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 19

Toyota Mirai

Toyota Mirai Test Drive Review Video – Not Quite There Yet

A comprehensive walk-through of the hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai, including exterior, interior, driving and refueling has been filed by Autogefühl (a favorite of ours). The conclusions however are mixed, as on one side it’s solid car, while on the other, there is dramatic/controversial designs at work, with some cheap looking details….

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 117


Toyota Hints Fifth Seat In The Prius Prime To Arrive In The Future

Toyota hasn’t forgot about that fifth seat in the upcoming Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, which was recently put through a first drive reveiw. The Japanese manufacturer simply sacrificed fifth seat because it would require reinforcing the structure – adding more weight and thus less efficiency (Toyota loves its MPG ratings) and would…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 43

2016 Toyota Prius Crash Test

2016 Toyota Prius/Prius Prime Crash Test Videos

While awaiting the Toyota Prius Prime late this year, which could become one of the best selling plug-in hybrids in 2017 with a target of 60,000 annually, we came across these videos from crash tests of the hybrid version, which also are included as part of the Prius Prime safety evaluation (see…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 9

toyota i-road3

Jay Leno Drives Toyota i-Road – Video

The Toyota i-Road EV concept combines the convenience of a motorbike with the stability and comfort of a car. It is Toyota’s answer to the future of mobility. Jay Leno had an opportunity to drive the vehicle on a recent episode of the second season of Jay Leno’s Garage. He did a…

2 months ago by Steven Loveday 20


Tesla Listed As One Of 50 Smartest Companies For 2016

MIT Technology Review released its list of the “50 Smartest Companies” in 2016. Among the 50, we find two automakers listed: Tesla Motors and Toyota. Tesla placed fourth out of 50 and was noted mostly for its Autopilot technology (and yes, this was decided before the recent high profile Model…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 11

New 60 kWh Battry Found In IDS Concept Fits Snugly Into Almost The Same Space As Current 30 kWh Version (new pack is slightly taller) - photo courtesy of Daily Kanban

Nissan, Toyota Both Working On Breakthrough Battery Technology

The search for breakthrough battery technology continues… In two separate announcements made late last month, Nissan and Toyota revealed revealed that their both pursuing different technologies for the battery of the future. According to Automotive News: “Toyota is researching the use of magnesium, in place of lithium, as the base…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 63

Toyota Prius PHV – by April 2016

Toyota Has Sold 9 Million Hybrids, Including 75,000 Prius PHVs

Toyota recently announced a milestone of selling 9 million hybrids, which includes some plug-ins. Nearly half were sold in Japan (4.376 million vs 4.633 million overseas). Despite introducing new models with hybrid drive, these are difficult times of late for hybrids. Over the last four years sales of Toyota hybrids have stalled between 1.2…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 20