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Wireless Charging For Toyota’s Next Gen Prius

Toyota will offer wireless charging on its next generation Prius Plug In. The vehicle, due in the fall of 2016, offers the wireless service from the Massachusetts-based firm WiTricity.

In order to recharge, the driver parks the car over a charging pad, and the car begins charging immediately. A 2 kW receiver allows the 4.4 kWh battery pack to be recharged in as little as 90 minutes, in a t More

Toyota will offer wireless charging on its next generation Prius Plug In. The vehicle, due in the fall of 2016, offers the wireless service from the Massachusetts-based firm WiTricity.

In order to recharge, the driver parks the car over a charging pad, and the car begins charging immediately. A 2 kW receiver allows the 4.4 kWh battery pack to be recharged in as little as 90 minutes, in a t More

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Next-Generation Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid To Enter Production In October 2016

The start of production for the next-generation Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has been delayed substantially as Toyota works to reportedly maximize the vehicle’s fuel economy.

The production delay is more than just a few months. According to Automotive News, the fourth-generation Prius was expected to enter the production cycle next Spring. Now, December 2015 is the earliest that we shoul More

The start of production for the next-generation Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has been delayed substantially as Toyota works to reportedly maximize the vehicle’s fuel economy.

The production delay is more than just a few months. According to Automotive News, the fourth-generation Prius was expected to enter the production cycle next Spring. Now, December 2015 is the earliest that we shoul More

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Toyota wireless EV charging demonstrated as trial kicks off

Toyota will begin testing its wireless charging system for the Prius and other EVs and plug-in hybrids later the month, aiming to cut the number of times drivers of eco-friendly vehicles need to plug in. The technology, a ruggedized pad that sits in a park More

Toyota will begin testing its wireless charging system for the Prius and other EVs and plug-in hybrids later the month, aiming to cut the number of times drivers of eco-friendly vehicles need to plug in. The technology, a ruggedized pad that sits in a park More

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know

Where are you hedging your bets when it comes to the future of automobile propulsion?

Maybe you’re sticking with hybrids. Maybe you’ve already gone all the way to an electric car, or are rolling around in a range-extended Chevrolet Volt.

For some, the latest version of the Toyota Prius with plug-in hybrid technology is just what they need. Largely similar to a regular Pri More

Where are you hedging your bets when it comes to the future of automobile propulsion?

Maybe you’re sticking with hybrids. Maybe you’ve already gone all the way to an electric car, or are rolling around in a range-extended Chevrolet Volt.

For some, the latest version of the Toyota Prius with plug-in hybrid technology is just what they need. Largely similar to a regular Pri More

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2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Overview

2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Exterior

The 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in is renowned for its impressive fuel economy and electric driving capabilities, but the exterior design of the new plug-in is what will set it apart from competitors. The sleek, sculpted lines of the Prius Plug-in provide an aerodynamic appearance unlike any other vehicle in its segment.

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2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Exterior

The 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in is renowned for its impressive fuel economy and electric driving capabilities, but the exterior design of the new plug-in is what will set it apart from competitors. The sleek, sculpted lines of the Prius Plug-in provide an aerodynamic appearance unlike any other vehicle in its segment.

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True Cost Of Owning A Chevy Volt Might Surprise

Our friends over at Edmunds have a nifty little True Cost of Ownership calculator, and the results are giving our other friends over at GM-Volt.com something to cheer about. When you plug the numbers into Edmunds’s proprietary system, you come up with a five year cost of ownership for the Chevy Volt that is thousands less — yes, less, than the retail price.

That makes sense since one f More

Our friends over at Edmunds have a nifty little True Cost of Ownership calculator, and the results are giving our other friends over at GM-Volt.com something to cheer about. When you plug the numbers into Edmunds’s proprietary system, you come up with a five year cost of ownership for the Chevy Volt that is thousands less — yes, less, than the retail price.

That makes sense since one f More

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Next Toyota Prius Plug-In To Have 10 Miles Of Electric Range: Here’s Why

You never know what you may find if you read through public comments on government proposals.

That’s how we found a broad hint that the next version of the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will have a continuous all-electric range of at least 10 miles.

Remember that the current car, which the EPA rates at 11 miles of electric range, only offers 6 miles of continuous electric range.< More

You never know what you may find if you read through public comments on government proposals.

That’s how we found a broad hint that the next version of the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will have a continuous all-electric range of at least 10 miles.

Remember that the current car, which the EPA rates at 11 miles of electric range, only offers 6 miles of continuous electric range.< More

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2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In to start under $30,000

The Prius Plug-in, will be available to customers at a substantially reduced price beginning with the 2014 model year. Toyota has reduced MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by over $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding DPH). This price repositioning on the base Prius Plug-in Hybrid is not accompanied by any reduction in vehicle content.2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In

For 2014 the More

The Prius Plug-in, will be available to customers at a substantially reduced price beginning with the 2014 model year. Toyota has reduced MSRP on the 2014 Prius Plug-in Hybrid by over $2,000, making the starting MSRP $29,990 (excluding DPH). This price repositioning on the base Prius Plug-in Hybrid is not accompanied by any reduction in vehicle content.2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In

For 2014 the More

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Toyota Cuts Price of Prius Plug-In Hybrid by $2,000

Toyota Motors announced today that it will cut the prices of its 2014 Base and Advanced Prius Plug-in models by $2,010 and $4,620, respectively. The price cut will mark a drop of 6% from $32,000 to $29,990 for the base model and 12% from $39,525 to $34,905 for the advanced model.

Source: Toyota Motors

Through Sept. 30, 7,974 Plug-in Pruis models had been sold in 2013, approximately More

Toyota Motors announced today that it will cut the prices of its 2014 Base and Advanced Prius Plug-in models by $2,010 and $4,620, respectively. The price cut will mark a drop of 6% from $32,000 to $29,990 for the base model and 12% from $39,525 to $34,905 for the advanced model.

Source: Toyota Motors

Through Sept. 30, 7,974 Plug-in Pruis models had been sold in 2013, approximately More

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Toyota Prius PHV Wireless Parking Charge

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 wireles More

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 wireles More

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Ford’s strong electrified vehicle sales in August, second only to Toyota

Ford is reporting strong sales growth in hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, validating their Power of Choice strategy which aims to grab market share from Toyota and Honda.

Ford Motors is reporting strong growth in sales of their line of electrified vehicles, especially in California. Total sales for August of 8,292 cars is up 288 percent since August 2012, when their Power of Choice strategy More

Ford is reporting strong sales growth in hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, validating their Power of Choice strategy which aims to grab market share from Toyota and Honda.

Ford Motors is reporting strong growth in sales of their line of electrified vehicles, especially in California. Total sales for August of 8,292 cars is up 288 percent since August 2012, when their Power of Choice strategy More

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Future Toyota Prius Plug In will have wireless charging, more EV miles

Given the vehicle’s importance as a halo car for Toyota, news of the next-gen Prius getting a potential 55 mi More

Given the vehicle’s importance as a halo car for Toyota, news of the next-gen Prius getting a potential 55 mi More

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Toyota wireless EV charging testing in 2014 as 4th-gen Prius teased

Toyota is working on wireless charging systems for its next-gen Prius, intending to put such connection-free technology into verification testing in 2014 in the US, Japan, and Europe. The inductive charging system will be able to transfer power to a Prius or other Toyota hybrid vehicle without requiring a physical connection, Toyota Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso says today, similar to Qi charging More

Toyota is working on wireless charging systems for its next-gen Prius, intending to put such connection-free technology into verification testing in 2014 in the US, Japan, and Europe. The inductive charging system will be able to transfer power to a Prius or other Toyota hybrid vehicle without requiring a physical connection, Toyota Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso says today, similar to Qi charging More

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Next-gen Prius to get better MPG, cost less, Toyota promises

Toyota Motor Corp. says the next-generation of its Prius hybrid will get better mileage and cost less.

The next Prius, which is expected in 2015, will include improved batteries and smaller, more powerful electric motors, and will be built on the company’s new global vehicle architecture, Toyota managing officer Satoshi Ogiso said at a company hybrid vehicle event outside Detroit.

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Toyota Motor Corp. says the next-generation of its Prius hybrid will get better mileage and cost less.

The next Prius, which is expected in 2015, will include improved batteries and smaller, more powerful electric motors, and will be built on the company’s new global vehicle architecture, Toyota managing officer Satoshi Ogiso said at a company hybrid vehicle event outside Detroit.

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Comparison Test: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi vs 2013 Toyota Prius PHEV

Read about the Autos.ca Comparison Test: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi vs 2013 Toyota Prius PHEV

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Read about the Autos.ca Comparison Test: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi vs 2013 Toyota Prius PHEV

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How to Charge the Toyota Prius Plug-In [Video]

Although the Toyota Prius Plug-in has a 500 miles range on a tankfull, that refuel light won’t cause you too much unsettlement if you are not near a petrol station.

Because it can use the remaining fuel more economically in hybrid mode or even stop using it at all in pure EV mode, this is one great eco car. You won’t even need to refuel it if you have to drive on small distances in the More

Although the Toyota Prius Plug-in has a 500 miles range on a tankfull, that refuel light won’t cause you too much unsettlement if you are not near a petrol station.

Because it can use the remaining fuel more economically in hybrid mode or even stop using it at all in pure EV mode, this is one great eco car. You won’t even need to refuel it if you have to drive on small distances in the More

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MOTORING REVIEW: Toyota Prius

Love it or hate, the Toyota Prius has helped the car giant land the title of the world’s Best Global Green Brand for the third year running.

The 2013 Best Global Green Brands report, compiled by international brand consultancy Interbrand, determines the gap between a firm’s environmental performances and its actual environmental practices.

Toyota was recognised for sustainable More

Love it or hate, the Toyota Prius has helped the car giant land the title of the world’s Best Global Green Brand for the third year running.

The 2013 Best Global Green Brands report, compiled by international brand consultancy Interbrand, determines the gap between a firm’s environmental performances and its actual environmental practices.

Toyota was recognised for sustainable More

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Graphene nanoribbons could double Li-ion battery capacity

Rice University researchers have used ribbons of graphene to boost the efficiency of lithium ion batteries.

The nanoribbons, when combined with a tin oxide solution, have been shown to double the capacity for lithium compared to standard anodes used in current commercial batteries.

“After 50 charge/discharge cycles, the test units retained a capacity that was still more than d More

Rice University researchers have used ribbons of graphene to boost the efficiency of lithium ion batteries.

The nanoribbons, when combined with a tin oxide solution, have been shown to double the capacity for lithium compared to standard anodes used in current commercial batteries.

“After 50 charge/discharge cycles, the test units retained a capacity that was still more than d More

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Random People Tested the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In [Video]

The Toyota Prius, the pioneer of the whole hybrid car idea, just got a new plug-in model added to the lineup, to allow you to charge the batteries when not driving so you can enjoy more zero-emissions mobility than ever.

Recently, Toyota gave gave the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid to four lucky people to test drive it for a few weeks in order to evaluate the new product and give feedback to the More

The Toyota Prius, the pioneer of the whole hybrid car idea, just got a new plug-in model added to the lineup, to allow you to charge the batteries when not driving so you can enjoy more zero-emissions mobility than ever.

Recently, Toyota gave gave the new Prius Plug-in Hybrid to four lucky people to test drive it for a few weeks in order to evaluate the new product and give feedback to the More

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Pushing Past the Prius Toward an All-Electric Car

“All four wheels have to stay on the ground at any one time.”

It is the only instruction Kevin Layden has for me as I get ready to take his new electric car for a spin just outside of Detroit. Layden is a 26-year veteran of Ford Motor Co. who, after spending time in 20 different countries, wound up as the company’s top engineer in charge of electrification, an increasingly important p More

“All four wheels have to stay on the ground at any one time.”

It is the only instruction Kevin Layden has for me as I get ready to take his new electric car for a spin just outside of Detroit. Layden is a 26-year veteran of Ford Motor Co. who, after spending time in 20 different countries, wound up as the company’s top engineer in charge of electrification, an increasingly important p More

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Toyota reveals results of plug-in hybrid trial

A three year trial of Toyota’s plug-in hybrid technology has now been completed: and the results suggest that plug-in hybrid vehicles could have a serious impact on fuel economy.

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (pictured) was the centre of a demonstration project in Strasbourg, France, which saw 70 of the vehicles provided to the city. Data was then recorded using 145 charging poi More

A three year trial of Toyota’s plug-in hybrid technology has now been completed: and the results suggest that plug-in hybrid vehicles could have a serious impact on fuel economy.

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (pictured) was the centre of a demonstration project in Strasbourg, France, which saw 70 of the vehicles provided to the city. Data was then recorded using 145 charging poi More

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Toyota Still Leads Hybrid Sales, Competition Quickly Gains Ground

Toyota is still the leader of the gas-electric hybrid market but competition is quickly coming from behind.

During the first quarter sales of gas-electric hybrids have increased 14%, surpassing the 6.3% for new vehicles as a whole. The gas-electric hybrid vehicles account for 3.3% of the market, up from 3.1% last year. Toyota is the leader of the non-plug-in hybrid vehicle sales, with 68%, More

Toyota is still the leader of the gas-electric hybrid market but competition is quickly coming from behind.

During the first quarter sales of gas-electric hybrids have increased 14%, surpassing the 6.3% for new vehicles as a whole. The gas-electric hybrid vehicles account for 3.3% of the market, up from 3.1% last year. Toyota is the leader of the non-plug-in hybrid vehicle sales, with 68%, More

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UK: The Toyota Positive Movement Gaining Momentum in London as Caroline Burke, The Jive Aces and Craft Guerrillas Join It

To promote a new environmentally-friendly car Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Saatchi & Saatchi London together with Toyota GB continue a series of creative collaborations with celebrated UK artists and musicians aimed to “spread positiveness” across London.

After the debut video with Joel and Eric’s comic ride, the new Toyota’s ambassadors of positiveness—swing and jazz band More

To promote a new environmentally-friendly car Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Saatchi & Saatchi London together with Toyota GB continue a series of creative collaborations with celebrated UK artists and musicians aimed to “spread positiveness” across London.

After the debut video with Joel and Eric’s comic ride, the new Toyota’s ambassadors of positiveness—swing and jazz band More

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Could 2013 Ford Fusion Energi Challenge Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid’s Dominance?

When it comes to plug-in hybrids, the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi can be considered a dark horse in its class. It is, after all, in the same class as the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, a car that, as part of the Prius family, has enjoyed quite a run of dominance for many a reason. But judging by the Fusion Energi’s numbers, the car is no pushover. Not only is it capable of a 21-mile range on electr More

When it comes to plug-in hybrids, the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi can be considered a dark horse in its class. It is, after all, in the same class as the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, a car that, as part of the Prius family, has enjoyed quite a run of dominance for many a reason. But judging by the Fusion Energi’s numbers, the car is no pushover. Not only is it capable of a 21-mile range on electr More

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Buffett’s BYD Threatened by Prius in China Hybrid Shift

Toyota Motor Corp. (7203)’s Prius hybrid is emerging as the likeliest winner from China’s faltering attempt to dictate the future of world motoring.

Policies favoring Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co. (1211) and other electric-vehicle makers were meant to help China vie for global leadership in a technology the government expected to replace clunkers that run on gasoline. Except, as Chairma More

Toyota Motor Corp. (7203)’s Prius hybrid is emerging as the likeliest winner from China’s faltering attempt to dictate the future of world motoring.

Policies favoring Warren Buffett-backed BYD Co. (1211) and other electric-vehicle makers were meant to help China vie for global leadership in a technology the government expected to replace clunkers that run on gasoline. Except, as Chairma More

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Toyota Motivated to Match 2012 Prius Plug-In Sales; Defends Discounting

The auto maker is offering up to a $6,500 rebate on a new Prius plug-in as it seeks to match competitors’ deals.
Toyota wants to sell 12,000-13,000 Prius plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles in the U.S. this year to remain competitive with plug-in and EV competitors, Toyota Div. Group Vice President Bill Fay says.

The auto maker delivered 12,750 Prius PHEVs last year, WardsAuto data s More

The auto maker is offering up to a $6,500 rebate on a new Prius plug-in as it seeks to match competitors’ deals.
Toyota wants to sell 12,000-13,000 Prius plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles in the U.S. this year to remain competitive with plug-in and EV competitors, Toyota Div. Group Vice President Bill Fay says.

The auto maker delivered 12,750 Prius PHEVs last year, WardsAuto data s More

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Toyota Says Discounts Are Necessary to Sell Its Plug-Ins

Toyota Division Group Vice President Bill Fay told Wards Auto that dealership incentives on the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid will continue to be necessary for the company to keep pace with last year’s sales figures. The automaker sold 12,750 Prius PHEVs in 2012. “I don’t know that we have to necessarily go around and match everybody,” he said, referring to Toyota discounts intended to make More

Toyota Division Group Vice President Bill Fay told Wards Auto that dealership incentives on the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid will continue to be necessary for the company to keep pace with last year’s sales figures. The automaker sold 12,750 Prius PHEVs in 2012. “I don’t know that we have to necessarily go around and match everybody,” he said, referring to Toyota discounts intended to make More

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2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in

What’s New for 2013

Introduced just last year, the Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid carries over unchanged for 2013.
Introduction

The 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid lives halfway between a More

What’s New for 2013

Introduced just last year, the Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid carries over unchanged for 2013.
Introduction

The 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid lives halfway between a More

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Toyota Prius Plug-In wins 2012 sales battle in UK

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid was the top selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the United Kingdom, with 470 sold since being introduced to the market in July 2012. That means the Prius Plug-in Hybrid outsold the Vauxhall Ampera plug-in hybrid, Toyota says. More

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid was the top selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the United Kingdom, with 470 sold since being introduced to the market in July 2012. That means the Prius Plug-in Hybrid outsold the Vauxhall Ampera plug-in hybrid, Toyota says. More

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Prius Plug-In: The UK’s Best Selling Plug-In Hybrid 2012

SLOUGH, UNITED KINGDOM – Jan 7, 2013: Sales figures announced today confirmed Prius Plug-in as the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the UK. The car achieved 470 sales from its launch date in July 2012, outselling its nearest rival, Vauxhall Ampera, despite it being on sale since April, 3 months longer than the Toyota.

This result is just part of a strong year for Toyota hybrid sales. Overal More

SLOUGH, UNITED KINGDOM – Jan 7, 2013: Sales figures announced today confirmed Prius Plug-in as the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the UK. The car achieved 470 sales from its launch date in July 2012, outselling its nearest rival, Vauxhall Ampera, despite it being on sale since April, 3 months longer than the Toyota.

This result is just part of a strong year for Toyota hybrid sales. Overal More

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