The 2010 Prius, which originally looked to have dodged stuck accelerator pedal issues other Toyota vehicles were having, may not be out of the woods as reports of accelerator and braking issues surface.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is now rating hybrids and says some auto manufacturers price hybrids out of reach of less affluent buyers with unnecessary luxury features.
Toyota today threw down the hybrid gauntlet to other auto manufacturers with plans for a Prius family and the unveiling of a new dedicated hybrid concept – the FT-CH.
Toyota is going forward with plans for a worldwide, limited test run of the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid in 2010, with inital releases in the U.S., Japan and parts of Europe.
Toyota just released its yearly North America Environmental Report, revealing that the auto manufacturer is doing quite nicely at the forefront of the hybrid development market.
Toyota is near ready to begin test runs of a Prius plug-in hybrid here in the United States, announcing this week plans to distribute 150 vehicles in regional clusters for consumer feedback.
An upstart cab company out of Arizona is doing something few other taxi outfits are doing nationwide – using 100 percent hybrids across its entire fleet.
The EPA, in its most recent automobile shopper-focused Fuel Economy Guide, determines that nine of the 10 most American fuel efficient vehicles are hybrids.
There’s gold in them there hybrids, Toyota must feel, as the Japanese auto manufacturer unveils a new hybrid-only model called the Sai which will cruise Japan roadways shortly.
Green Car Journal, a publication follow the eco-friendly car market, is out with its top five finalists for its coveted Green Car of the Year award.