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New Toyota Camry hybrid coming, Prius C still a compact and two new EVs

Is this the Prius C or not? Prius C to be most fuel efficient hybrid available 2012 is shaping up to be a pretty interesting year for Toyota. An all new Camry — Toyota’s best selling vehicle — including a hybrid version is due, as well as the Prius V, Prius C and the plug-in Prius. Likewise, […] […]

UK Exotic Car Designer Builds Innovative T.27 City EV

By Jeff Cobb T.27 electric city car by Gordon Murray Designs. A car designer better known for his work on super-fast machines like the McLaren F1 and Brabham F1 racers has turned his considerable talents toward super-frugal electric city transportation. Yesterday, Gordon Murray revealed his company’s T.27 minicar in London, saying it is a new kind of […] […]

Toyota Launches National Program to Expand Efforts to Help Schools, Hospitals and Community Organizations Make the Most of Every Dollar

June 29, 2011 — Chicago, Ill. — Toyota today announced the launch of a national program to donate its Toyota Production System (TPS) expertise to help schools, hospitals and nonprofits improve their operations, extend their reach and increase their impact. The company will be working with up to 20 community organizations across the […] […]

Toyota Prius C takes new shape, higher price tag

Prius C to be built off Rush platform Prius C to take on Nissan Juke Remember that small hybrid that Toyota showed off this last year on the auto show circuit dubbed the Toyota Prius C. Fo’get about it. You never saw it because it’s never happening. OK. The Prius C hybrid is still going to happen, but […] […]

2006-2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid, Lexus RX 400h recalled

Highlander hybrid recall limited to 2006-2007 model years Possible defective power module 45,500 Toyota Highlander hybrids and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h hybrids from 2006 and 2007 have been recalled to fix a potentially bad power module. According to the recall a few transistors on some power modules were “inadequately soldered” during manufacturing and could cause the power module […] […]

Toyota Announces Safety Recall on 82,000 Hybrid SUVs

Toyota has announced that it will recall more than 82,000 hybrid SUVs in the United States this summer, due to faulty soldering in the vehicles’ Intelligent Power Module, which is located within the Hybrid System Inverter. The vehicles included are model years 2006 and 2007 Toyota Highlander and Lexus RX 400h hybrids. The voluntary recall was […] […]

Making plug-ins 86 percent more energy efficient today

A T.27 electric prototype acing a crash test. But only if we dare think outside of the box I’ve been following the Gordon Murray T.27 story for some time now. Sure, the T.27 electric car is too small to fit the American market, but for China, Asia and the future of the auto industry, the T.27 is […] […]

Why isn’t the most cost-effective hybrid a better seller?

Fuel economy just not worth the extra upfront costs? The Honda Insight is one of the cheapest cars to own after 5 years After 5 years, the Honda Insight hybrid is one of the Top Ten Cheapest Cars to own according to a recent Kipplinger report. Yet, in May, the Honda CR-Z hybrid — a two seater […] […]