10/09/2013, Toyota intends to help accelerate the adoption of electric or hybrid cars through a tried and tested format – by slashing the price of the ride, of course. In fact, we have received word that Toyota would be introducing a $2,000 discount off the base price for the plug-in version of their extremely popular hybrid car. Just how much will it now cost? Well, we are looking at a $29,990 […]
09/30/2013, [CEATEC 2013] Wireless charging is not just meant for phones and tablets, as cars too, do seem to be catching up on this particular idea. It is just one more step in making the ownership of a fully electric vehicle more convenient. Toyota’s Prius has been quite the frontrunner when it comes to hybrid vehicles, and on the CEATEC showfloor this year, they showcased the Toyota Prius HPV with wireless […]
10/04/2012, Are you one who for the life of you still cannot figure out how to parallel park or perform a reverse park maneuver due to your fear of blind spots even with the help of the side and rear view mirrors? Well, technology in vehicles have evolved to a stage today where there are reverse cameras, but even then there are some folks with a phobia of performing such parking […]
06/21/2012, All right, so the title might be a wee bit misleading as the Toyota Prius will not actually whip out a hidden pair of arms just to make you dinner. Instead, what we are talking about here would be Toyota’s impending rollout of a system which will use your Prius plug-in hybrid as a giant battery. The inverter is the key here, where it will enable you to plug household […]
11/29/2011, We do know that Toyota is currently a world leader when it comes to the sales of hybrid vehicles, but the Toyota Prius PHV is the latest model that has just been announced, where it will offer more innovation compared to your standard gasoline-electric hybrid. According to Toyota’s Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada, better known as the “father of the Prius”, “The plug-in is the premier next-generation ecological car that […]
11/15/2011, If you ever saw the need to monitor the charging of your EV remotely, Toyota has announced the H2V Manager that will allow you to monitor the charging of your Toyota Prius via the television, PC or smartphone. This is one of the features that Toyota is advertising in order to make their home car charging tool more appealing to the public.
09/13/2011, Toyota by far and large is the most successful manufacturer of hybrid vehicles in the world, and their latest target for the Prius plug-in hybrids? 50,000 units worldwide each year. Other competitors such as Honda did try in the past to combat the Prius with three generations of Civic hybrids, not to mention another two generations of Insight hybrids, but all those efforts have failed miserably to date in terms […]
08/05/2011, Uh oh. Google’s driverless car, the self-driving Prius has encountered its first ever accident – according to a photograph sent in to Jalopnik by a tipster who spotted the accident somewhere nearby Google’s Mountain View California headquarters. The photograph shows some people and a police officer observing the damage caused by Google’s vehicle – the car had rear-ended another car, which also happened to be a Prius. Initially thought to […]
07/28/2011, When it comes to vehicular accidents, we don’t really think of heart attacks being the cause, but rather our minds jump to talking on the phone or drunk driving, but apparently having heart attacks while on the road is dangerous (and possibly common?) enough to the point where Toyota is reportedly working on a steering wheel that will be able to tell when you are about to have a heart […]
07/06/2011, Not many companies are willing to put electric vehicles out there in the market and we’re not sure why, but it looks like Toyota has no qualms about it as they unveil three brand new EVs for 2012. It’s almost like they’re saying they don’t care about what preconceived notions the public may have about EVs or hybrids.
03/24/2011, It is no surprise that Toyota’s Prius V (2012 model) which was supposed to go on sale in the Land of the Rising Sun at the end of next month will be rescheduled, as production delays were a natural consequence of the March 11th earthquake. According to Toyota’s official statement, the company did make a mention of plant closings, supply chain issues and damage that happened to Japanese Toyota dealerships […]
03/01/2011, At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Toyota will unveil a new vehicle to complement the Prius, one of their most popular hybrid cars. Called the Prius +, it is also a hybrid vehicle runs on gasoline and electricity. Instead of seating 5 people like the previous generation Prius, the Prius + fits up to 7 passengers comfortably (ample leg room, sufficient head clearance and highly functional cargo space). It […]
09/13/2010, Toyota hasn’t had the best of times recently after years of stellar growth. Well, the Japanese automaker’s executive vice president Takeshi Uchiyamada recently announced that they will be introducing another six new hybrid vehicles before 2012 is over, and one of these would be a plug-in version of the Prius. We look forward to see just how the plug-in Prius will fare should it be introduced Stateside come 2012, considering […]
08/24/2010, Active as well as passive safety should rank pretty high in any vehicle manufacturer’s To Do list, and it is comforting to know that Toyota’s Prius will soon come with an optional under-the-hood speaker system. This is a rather strange move, because if Toyota really wants to go all out to save lives just in case there is a chance for an accident, shouldn’t they make it compulsory? Well, perhaps […]