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Wheelies: The Cash for Clunkers Edition

The Brookings Institution finds that Cash for Clunkers wasn’t worth its weight in gold, and N.H.T.S.A. reports reduced traffic fatalities in 2013. […]

Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Tree Campus USA

Nebraska City, Neb. (Oct. 30, 2013) – Today, Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota celebrate five years of the Tree Campus USA® program. Nearly 200 distinguished leading universities have been honored with the Tree Campus USA designation, and the number of schools applying to be included continues to expand.  Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via […] […]

Honda loves 86-mpg Fit Hybrid in Japan, ‘may reevaluate’ for US

Filed under: Hybrid, MPG, Honda, Japan We recently heard Honda chief engineer Art St. Cyr talk about the excellent fuel economy that the Japan-only Fit Hybrid gets. “You may have seen the numbers,” St. Cyr told a group of journalists, “the new one-motor hybrid system gives the Fit Hybrid the highest fuel efficiency among hybrid models […] […]

Company Hopes to Change Small Electric Vehicles With Cheaper Magnetic Technology

By using unique magnets in its electric motors, KLD Energy Technologies says it can power neighborhood electric vehicles with smaller, lower-voltage batteries. […]

100 Years Down the Line

Automakers like Ford are finding that building multiple models on an updated, ever-evolving line is integral to success in the global marketplace. […]

From China to Los Angeles, Taking the Electric Bus

China-based BYD has contracts to provide electric buses, built at its plant in Southern California, to transit agencies in Los Angeles and Long Beach. […]

Tesla Model S gets ‘recommended’ Consumer Reports rating; Prius V, Ford hybrids not so much

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Toyota, Tesla Motors How can Consumer Reports give a car a 99 out of 100 rating, call it “the most practical electric car we’ve ever tested” and still not give it a “Recommended” rating? Because of how that rating gets decided. Basically, when CR tests a vehicle, it also needs more reliability […] […]

Twenty-Two Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Receive Toyota Hybrid Vehicles

TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2013) — Twenty-two select Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) schools will continue their commitment to sustainability with a one-year lease of a Toyota Prius liftback or Prius Plug-in vehicle. Each school will receive a vehicle in conjunction with the 2013-14 Toyota Green Initiative […] […]