Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Toyota Prius Prime

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The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a far, far better plug-in hybrid than its predecessor. It defaults to electric-only operation, it has 25 miles of EPA-rated electric range, and in electric operation, it is by far the most energy-efficient vehicle you can buy this year in the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Toyota Prius

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The Toyota Prius hybrid occupies a special niche in automotive history. This year, there's an all-new 2016 Prius, and it's quite a different car from its predecessors across three generations. Awards GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To BuyIt's the world's best-known and best-selling hybrid car, and it's the halo vehicle for one of the world's three largest automakers.

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2012 Toyota Prius: GreenCarReports' Best Car To Buy 2012

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The GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy Award for 2012 goes to a pair of cars: the 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon and the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. The two new 2012 entries together make up two-thirds of an expanded Prius hybrid The late-night arguments are over, the statistical comparisons and product specs are put away, and we've made our choice.

Toyota Prius owners: Hyundai will give you $1,000 to buy an Ioniq Hybrid

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The Toyota Prius is undoubtedly the world's best-known hybrid car, and it's now been in production over four generations for more than 20 years. There have been more than 6 million Priuses built so far, and the U.S. That means lots of current Prius drivers exist on U.S. represents the car's largest single market. roads. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai. incentives Leasing interest rates lease price discounts

Toyota Prius hybrid is cheapest car over 10 years that you can buy

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When it comes to buying a new car, there are many factors to consider. The car itself has to meet the buyer's needs, but it's also important to consider long-term ownership costs—often more important than many people realize. The expenses of owning a car include not only things like fuel and insurance, but also maintenance over the life of a. Maintenance ownership Reliability ownership costs Cost Of Ownership

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Prius Prime first drive, Paris electric cars, Bolt EV review summary, Best Car To Buy: The Week in Reverse

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Which cars are the final nominees for our 2017 Best Car To Buy award—and which ones didn't make the cut? What was the new Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid like on our first chance to drive it? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, October 7, 2016. Friday, our. The Week In Reverse

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Should we buy a Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Bolt EV, or Volt?

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It's now time to shop for a new car for my wife, as her wonderful 2006 Toyota Prius has 144,000 miles and we're ready for something new. What car should replace our 2006 Prius hybrid? DON'T MISS: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime: gas mileage, electric range review Our needs and. Buying Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Buying Advice Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure new cars

Replacing my old Toyota Prius hybrid: what are my options?

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The opening photo tells the story: when Jen Smith needed to replace her faithful 2006 Toyota Prius, she ended up buying the new fourth-generation Prius that debuted this year. But before making this decision, she reached out to Green Car Reports to ask about her options. This article has been adapted from a number of e-mails back and forth. Shopping Tips new cars

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Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

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For 2014, our fourth annual Green Car Reports'' Best Car To Buy award goes to the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. And that''s Toyota Prius liftback territory, in a mid-size sedan This new model of the redesigned Honda Accord sedan introduced last year is comfortable, quiet, stylish--and delivers real-world fuel economy from 40 mpg to as much as 52 mpg.

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Proposal: Buy Out, Shut Down U.S. Coal Industry For $50 Billion

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Twelve years ago, he and others founded CalCars, a group dedicated to promoting plug-in hybrid vehicles with large battery packs--and built the world''s first plug-in Prius hybrid. Now he and coauthor Gil Friend have published an audacious proposal to buy up and shut down every private and public coal Give Felix Kramer credit for thinking big.

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Small Electric Cars, Toyota Prius 'Pushback,' 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Today's Car News

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Today we ask whether carmakers were right to launch the current wave of electric cars as small cars, confirm that negative stereotypes of the Toyota Prius hybrid and its drivers are still prevalent, and introduce another one of our 2015 Best Car To Buy nominees, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco.

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Five Reasons Buying a Hybrid Prius Won't Save the Planet

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The 2012 Toyota Prius gets the best EPA-rated gas mileage--50 miles per gallon combined--of any non-plug-in car sold in the U.S. But the Prius hybrid sometimes gets a bad rap. At least some of it is due to the notorious (and very funny) South Park episode in which a deadly attack of Smug afflicts the little mountain town whose residents all drive

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Geek Squad switches to Toyota Prius C hybrids from VW Beetles

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Best Buy's Geek Squad tech-support unit is getting a makeover. Those vehicles are about to be replaced with 1,000 2016 Toyota Prius C hybrids. DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide. Since the service launched nationwide in 2004, it has primarily used a fleet of black-and-white Volkswagen Beetles, known as "Geekmobiles." fleet sales fleet

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Tesla Customer Satisfaction, Toyota Prius Owner Loyalty, CA Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

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The Tesla Model S tops the annual Consumer Reports customer satisfaction index, owner loyalty is expected to keep 2016 Toyota Prius sales strong in the face of low gas prices, and Californians now buy one plug-in electric car for every two hybrids. Today''s news is all about buyer enthusiasm for green cars.

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Buying A Used 2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid: The Guide

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But what if you want to buy your own early Insight? And more importantly, should you buy one over a 2001-2003 Toyota Prius--the

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Best Used Green Car To Buy: Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Last week we started a series of the Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. We've already looked at two of the best-known green cars, the 2004-2009 Toyota Prius and the 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid. Now it's the turn of a car known for its fuel, rather than its drivetrain--the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Where hybrids major on low emissions, the assistance

2016 Toyota Prius, 2016 Chevy Volt Marketing, Nissan & BMW Charging Partnership: Today's Car News

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Today, the 2016 Toyota Prius is the most fuel-efficient car without a plug, as well as one of our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy nominees. Also, General Motors switches up its marketing tactics for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, and Nissan and BMW partner on DC fast-charging stations. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See what the Tesla Model X. Today in Car News

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Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

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The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. Twelve years after its initial launch, the Prius family has grown to include four distinct models: the Prius It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really. in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to offer hybrid-electric drive and unimaginably high gas mileage.

Which 40-MPG Small Car Outsells Prius V And Ford C-Max Some Months?

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When it comes to getting the highest fuel efficiency, there''s something to be said about buying the smallest car possible, and driving it with care. That alone can yield impressive savings when trading down from a bigger car--and without making the jump to a hybrid. It can also lead to greater overall savings, because it means avoiding a hybrid''s. Green 40 mpg minicar

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2012 Toyota Prius V & Plug-In: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees

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Ask pretty much any car buyer about green cars or hybrids and, chances are, that person will likely mention the Toyota Prius sooner or later. Until this year, though, the Prius has been a single model: a subcompact four-door sedan from 2000 through 2003, and then two generations of mid-size five-door hatchback after that, one from 2004 through

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for December 2016

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We also have the very first deals on the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car and 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid—two high-anticipated models just now going on sale. car buying Plug-In Hybrids dealsAs 2016 winds down, we have one last round of deals on green cars for the year. And as usual, we've got other notable deals on electric-car and plug-in hybrid models as.

Why I Bought A Prius Plug-In, Not A Volt Or Leaf: A Reader's Choice

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Last month, Toyota said that it had 2,100 pre-orders for the 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Consumers can now buy a pure battery electric vehicle (the Nissan Leaf), a range-extended Now, with first sales of that car being logged this week and dozens of them delivered to dealers, we have a third viable, high-volume plug-in car available to U.S. buyers.

Toyota broadly outlines next-generation Prius; developing wireless inductive charging for the plug-in model; bullish on hydrogen

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Toyota’s next-generation Prius will deliver significantly improved fuel economy in a more compact package that is lighter in weight and lower in cost, according to Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Managing Officer Satoshi Ogiso. Ogiso—who earlier in his career had been the chief engineer for the Prius, chief engineer for the Prius family, and chief engineer, product planning—made the remarks at the “2013 Toyota Hybrid World Tour” event the company staged in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy: 2004-2009 Toyota Prius

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Yesterday, we introduced a five-part series taking an in-depth look into some of the best used green cars you can buy today. Ranging from the humble hatchback to a mighty sport-utility vehicle, we’ve selected five cars we think deserve your attention when shopping for your next used car. Today, we’re going to examine the quintessential

VW diesel questions, Tesla Master Plan, Accord Hybrid drive, Prius passe? The Week in Reverse

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Why did we decide that the Honda Accord Hybrid, our Best Car To Buy three years ago, faces new and tougher competition? And, what new types of electric vehicles is Tesla Motors promising to introduce now? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, July 22, 2016. Friday. The Week In Reverse

Polk: 35% of hybrid owners buying hybrids again

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If repurchase behavior among the high-volume audience of Toyota Prius owners isn’t factored in, hybrid loyalty drops to less than 25%. As an example, the Honda Civic is the second most cross-shopped vehicle among both Toyota Prius and Honda Insight shoppers.

Tesla buys SolarCity, 200-mile Nissan Leaf, replacing an old Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla Motors moves to buy SolarCity, the next-generation Nissan Leaf is slated to get a larger battery pack and 200 miles of range, and options for replacing an old Toyota Prius hybrid. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The next-generation Nissan Leaf will get a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack and 200 miles of range, says Nissan's. Today in Car News

Toyota Prius Battery: Life, Cost, Warranty--The Ultimate Guide

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Casey Krakowiecki wrote: I'm interested in buying a new Toyota Prius hybrid. Like many articles, this one started with a reader question. I hope you can answer a couple of questions that will help me. (1) 1) Are the rechargable batteries guaranteed for 8 years? If they fail at 7 years and 11 months, do you get them replaced free of charge, or are

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Western fast charging, Tesla in China, 2019 Prius V spy shots, Best Car winners of the past: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got reports of what Tesla will do in China, spy shots of the next Prius V hybrid, more fast-charging for electric-car drivers in Western states, and some Best Car To Buy history. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we ran down last week's top green-car stories. We also described how luxury launches are bringing. Today in Car News

Would Your Granny Buy A 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid? (Video)

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It's all about video these days. We do video here at GreenCarReports (discussing whether a 2011 Chevy Volt will save you money, for instance) and so do many other automotive sites. But we have to admit, we never thought about bringing grandmothers into the picture. Which is exactly what Kyle Thibaut ("TEE-bo") of CrunchGear did for his video

2012 Chevrolet Volt V 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: Which Is Cheaper To Drive?

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If you need a plug-in car that is capable of traveling long distances between charges but can’t afford the 300-miles per charge option offered by the 2012 Tesla Model S, the chances are you’re looking at buying a plug-in hybrid. But which of the two main plug-in hybrids on offer today -- the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Quick Drive Report

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Whether you're buying an all-electric vehicle or simply want a mild hybrid to save a little on gas, there's a lot of choice in between. The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In sits virtually in the center of these choices, with range-extended electric cars In the spectrum of alternative fuel vehicles, there's something on sale to suit almost every taste.

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Top 10 Most Economical Small Cars You Can Buy In 2012

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You might notice a few glaring omissions from the list - notably, the 2012 Toyota Prius and Let's say you're in the market for a small car, and you want the most economical one around in your budget. What are the options? Quite varied ones, actually - everything from electric cars, through hybrids, range-extended vehicles, gasoline and diesel.

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Apple's Woz likes Chevy Bolt EV better than Tesla Model 3, he says

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Over the years, he's owned a Toyota Prius hybrid and a Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan. CHECK OUT: From Apple To Tesla: Woz Follows The Trend, Buys Model S (Nov 2013) After getting a ride in the. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak (a.k.a. Woz") certainly likes his green cars. But now, it seems, Woz has found himself a new favorite plug-in vehicle. Chevy Apple plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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2012 Toyota Prius Vs. 2012 Chevrolet Volt: Which Is Right For You?

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With gasoline prices on the increase, many consumers are looking to buy a hybrid or plug-in hybrid as their next car in order to save gas and money. If going whole hog and ditching gasoline entirely in favor of an all-electric car like the 2012 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Mitsubishi i isn’t an option, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Toyota Prius

Want To Clean Up The Planet? Spay Your Pet, THEN Buy a Prius

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Cutting carbon emissions is complex. And there are a lot of myths and misinformation out there. The effective impact of some actions--reusing your grocery bags, for instance--is relatively low. Other methods, things that many people never even consider, are considerably more effective. For instance, did you know that over its lifetime, a

Can You Buy A Used Toyota Prius Hybrid For Under $5,000?

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There was a time when buying a hybrid car meant that you had to shell out big bucks for the privilege of better gas mileage. But with the first Toyota Prius hybrids now over 10 years old, can you buy a used Toyota Prius hybrid for $5,000 or less? We hit popular Internet auction site eBay to find out. High Value In our search for a great used

Hybrids, Subaru, Mazda Clean Up In Consumer Reports 'Best New-Car Value' List

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People buy green cars for fuel efficiency, but that''s often far from their only good quality. The magazine named the 2014 Toyota Prius hybrid best overall automotive value. This is the second year the Prius has Consumer Reports released its "Best New-Car Value" list yesterday, and there are plenty of hybrids and fuel-efficient gasoline cars on it.

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2013 Toyota Prius, Prius V, Prius Plug-in Hybrid Pricing Announced

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The 2013 Toyota Prius Liftback and 2013 Prius V wagon will cost buyers between $100 and $200 more than comparable 2012 models, Toyota announced yesterday. The pricing increase, which comes into effect immediately, means that those buying the 2013 Prius Liftback will find themselves paying $200 more across the range, putting a base level Prius Two

Buying A Used Toyota Prius? Here's What You Need To Know

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The venerable Toyota Prius hybrid is generally accepted as the car which changed consumer’s attitude toward hybrid-electric drivetrains. While the Prius wasn’t the very first hybrid to be sold in the U.S. the original Honda Insight beat it by a few months), it has proven by far the most popular to date. And with more 1 million Prii