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Toyota Tops 3 Million Sales Globally for Prius

Toyota Tops 3 Million Sales Globally for Prius

Jul 8 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Toyota Prius hits a milestone

The first truly successful hybrid vehicle on the automotive market came from Toyota and is called the Prius. Toyota has announced that it has reached global sales for its little hybrid vehicle of...

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Toyota Tops 3 Million Sales Globally for Prius

Jul 8 2013, 1:30pm CDT | by

Toyota Prius hits a milestone

The first truly successful hybrid vehicle on the automotive market came from Toyota and is called the Prius. Toyota has announced that it has reached global sales for its little hybrid vehicle of over 3 million units. Toyota says that the 3 million mark was hit at the end of June.

The Prius was first introduced in 1997 as the world's first mass-produced hybrid passenger car. The second-generation Prius bowed in during 2003 and the third generation came in 2009. Toyota was able to significantly reduce the cost of the hybrid system for each generation and the development of the vehicle resulted in Toyota procuring 1261 patents related to the third-generation Prius.

Toyota says it will continue to invest in research and development for hybrid automobiles. The company is placing an emphasis on the development and production of core components such as motors, inverters, batteries, and electronic control units.

 
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New NSX Spotted Looking Good, Running Hard At The Nürburgring

Jul 22 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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High-performance Toyota FT-1 concept revealed?

Jul 22 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

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Several months ago, Motor Trend interviewed a handful of designers about the Toyota FT-1 concept. The video was a hit but the FT1 Club has just noticed something unusual about it - a mysterious render ...
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Autoblog Podcast #390

Jul 22 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Podcasts, Hybrid, Audi, Ford, Nissan, Scion, Smart, Electric Episode #390 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Sebastian Blanco from Autoblog Green talk about the 2015 Ford Mustang specs, the 2016 Smart models, a proposal to add real-world numbers to EPA economy tests and the potential downside of autonomous cars. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung ...
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The 2015 Toyota Sienna Saves a Family

Jul 22 2014 10:37am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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Autoblog Podcast #390

Jul 22 2014 10:32am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Florida Four Baseball Tournament
Filed under: Podcasts, Hybrid, Audi, Ford, Nissan, Scion, Smart, Electric Episode #390 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Sebastian Blanco from Autoblog Green talk about the 2015 Ford Mustang specs, the 2016 Smart models, a proposal to add real-world numbers to EPA economy tests and the potential downside of autonomous cars. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those ...
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The Hyundai Elantra GT Is The VW Golf Competitor You Keep Forgetting

Jul 22 2014 9:59am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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Commuter cars are supposed to be affordable, reliable, and practical. That makes the default choice the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Those are fine machines, but what if you desired something a little more "premium" and with some Euro flair. If so, there is a nice Korean hatchback that is worth a drive. R ...
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2015 VW e-Golf Driven, Audi A8 e-tron Diesel, Confirmed Hydrogen-Car Logic: Today's Car News

Jul 22 2014 9:55am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Honda Indy Toronto - Day 3
Today on Green Car Reports: A quick preview drive of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, Audi confirms a diesel engine for the A8 e-tron plug-in hybrid, and a new take on Honda and Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell plans. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car is nimble, refined, and very quiet. Does Honda and ...
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Tesla readies California plant to begin building new SUV

Jul 22 2014 7:44am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Tesla halted production at its California assembly plant for the first time as it adds robots to accelerate production of electric sedans and prepares to build its Model X sport-utility vehicle. Work to reconfigure the production floor at the facility in Fremont began yesterday and vehicle assembly will resume in two weeks, with a goal of boosting production by 25 percent, said Simon Sproule, a spokesman for the carmaker. The $100 million upgrade will add 25 robots and modify the factory’s ...
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