2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon/Minivan: Arrives This Fall

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So here's the real deal on the 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon/minivan: It will still arrive in U.S. There's nothing like a story translated from overseas media, concerning a related but not-quite-the-same model of a new hybrid car, to get people all in an uproar. dealerships this fall. That's the official word from Toyota Motor Sales, which

Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Subscribe Green News Events Manufacturers Region New Cars Used Cars Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chrysler Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service by Sam Abuelsamid on Apr 22nd 2009 at 10:05AM Chrysler U.S. Apr 22, 2009 - Chrysler invented the minivan 25 years ago.

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Toyota launches fully redesigned Voxy and Noah minivans in Japan; class-first hybrid system

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation launched the completely redesigned Voxy minivan through Netz dealers, and the completely redesigned Noah minivan through Toyota Corolla dealers; hybrid models are scheduled for release on 14 February. Voxy and Noah hybrid minivan specifications.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime, Chrysler electric minivan, Porsche 'defeat device': Today's Car News

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Today, we review the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, Chrysler reportedly plans to unveil a new electric car at CES, and Porsche may have used an illegal emissions-cheating "defeat device" in its gasoline cars Missed last week's news? Catch up with our Week in Reverse feature. Chrysler will reveal a new electric car at CES in January. Today in Car News

First Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Minivans Delivered For Testing

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There's likely a huge market demand for higher-mileage minivans and wagons, but so far, the 2012 Toyota Prius V is the sole entry that gets more than 40 mpg in EPA testing. So the news that Chrysler delivered four plug-in hybrid versions of its Town & Country minivan to the city of Auburn Hills, Michigan, is tantalizing to families who want to

Worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids surpass 9 million units; Prius family accounts for 63%

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The Prius family still accounts for the majority of sales: 5.691 million units, or 63% of the total global cumulative number. Prius: 3.733 million; Prius α, Prius v, Prius +: 0.634 million; Aqua, Prius c: 1.249 million; Prius PHV: 0.075 million).

Europe's Toyota Prius V Wagon: Better Battery, Two More Seats

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At last month’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the wraps came off the new 2012 Toyota Prius V, a bigger and more practical version of the Prius hatchback that treads the line between wagon and minivan. Toyota Prius fans in Despite the extra height, weight, and girth, however, the vehicle is still limited to five seats--just like the hatchback.

Worldwide sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 4M units; Prius family accounts for almost 72%

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Of these, the original Prius (liftback) accounts for 65.8% The expanded Prius family—Prius, Prius α/ v (138K), 81% in Japan; Prius Aqua/c (95.5K), 87% in Japan; and Prius PHV (7.3K), 64% in Japan—accounts for 71.8%

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2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Toyota Prius V, Wagon / Minivan

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At 50 miles per gallon, the 2011 Toyota Prius five-door hatchback is the most fuel-efficient car sold in the U.S. So the quintessential Prius hybrid is becoming not just a vehicle but a family. Its first new member is the Prius V But, says Toyota, its customers told the company they needed more room--for people, for stuff, for stretching out.

Toyota introduces generator for Japanese hybrid cars

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Following the devastating effects of the March earthquake and Tsunami in eastern Japan, Toyota will introduce a 1.5kW power supply option for the Japanese version of the Toyota Prius. The decision to introduce the generator followed feedback from Toyota Estima hybrid car owners, a minivan produced exclusively for the Japanese market, who used the vehicle’s [.]. Green cars Latest news Toyota earthquake generator Hybrid cars Japanese hybrid cars Toyota hybrid cars Toyota Prius

Now Ford Has A Prius: 2012 C-Max To Go Hybrid-Only

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The upcoming Ford two-row C-Max Hybrid and plug-in C-Max Energi hybrid are still on track, but today Ford says it's canning the planned seven-seat, gas-powered C-Max minivan from its future product plan. The three-row C-Max would have been Ford's first minivan on sale in North America since the Freestar departed its lineup in the mid-2000s.

Tesla racing, $8,500 Leaf, 300K-mile Volt, Prius-ized Firebird: The Week In Reverse

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Which luxury plug-in vehicle will soon have a plug-in version using parts from a minivan? And, why is an unusual Toyota electric-car concept made of wood? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, March 11, 2016. Friday, we wrote about a new electric-car concept vehicle, the. The Week In Reverse

19.7% of new cars sold in May 2012 in Japan were hybrids; Prius and Aqua dominate

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The liftback Prius led the field with 20,789 units sold, closely followed by Aqua (Prius C overseas) with 20,091 units sold. Honda’s percentage has actually dropped a little thanks to the success of its kei car minivan, the NBOX. Integrity Exports. 19.7% of new cars sold in Japan in May 2012 were hybrid cars, up 11 percentage points from last year. Looking at the different manufacturers, hybrid sales make up 25% of Honda sales in Japan, and a whopping 46% of Toyota sales.

Report: Toyota To Launch Lithium-Ion Prius Minivan Hybrid In Early 2011

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will introduce a new Prius minivan equipped with Li-ion batteries early next year—the first of a coming rollout of hybrids equipped with Li-ion packs. The new Prius minivan, slated for release in early 2011, will offer a spacious interior and improved fuel economy by taking advantage of the lithium ion battery’s compact size and light weight. The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp.

Fuel Economy Keeps Rising: 24.6 MPG In March

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If you''re used to driving around in a Prius then average miles per gallon of 24.6 But that''s the average economy of all cars, light trucks, minivans and SUVs purchased in the U.S. will sound a little poor in comparison. in March--and it''s an all-time high. mpg is 0.2 mpg higher than January and February''s revised figures, both the previous

Toyota to introduce new Prius mini-van

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A new Toyota Prius mini-van could be on the streets as early as next year, according to reports in the Nikkei. Tags: Green cars Latest news Toyota Hybrid cars hybrid vans Lithium-ion batteries Toyota Prius Hybrid Toyota Prius hybrid minivan Toyota Prius minivan lithium-ion The vehicle will be fitted with lithium-ion batteries and will be the first of a rollout of Toyota hybrids equipped with the packs.

2012 Toyota Prius Minivan: Better Images From Japan, Via Italy!

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Toyota announced a year ago that it would apply the Prius model name not only to the current five-door hatchback, but to other hybrid vehicles as well. The first of these will be a 2012 Toyota Prius minivan, variously called the Prius Alpha or Prius Verso, though we don't yet know exactly what model name it will carry in the U.S.

Expanding the Prius Lineup: Minivan, Compact Hatch, or Coupe?

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While the all-electric cars being launched as 2011 models--the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and Coda Sedan--get lots of attention, their total U.S. sales won't break 100,000 in their first year. Toyota, on the other hand, sells more than twice that number of hybrids here each year, making it by far the largest manufacturer of electric-drive

Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids top 3M units

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In Japan, TMC launched the Coaster Hybrid EV in August 1997 and the Prius in December. Sales of the Prius began in North America, Europe and elsewhere in 2000. Annual Toyota hybrid sales. Data; TMC. Click to enlarge.

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Toyota to offer onboard generator option for hybrids sold in Japan

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Drawing on experience gained in the aftermath of the March earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of eastern Japan, Toyota will introduce a 1.5kW power supply option for the Japan-market Prius within about half a year, and will expand the option to other hybrids in the near future. The Estima is a minivan that Toyota currently produces exclusively for its domestic market.

Cumulative sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 2M units in Japan, 4.6M worldwide; 1.02M from Jan to Oct.

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million units, the Prius family accounts for 3.3 million Prius; 224,000 Prius α (Prius v); 259,700 Aqua (Prius c). In 1997 in Japan, TMC launched the Coaster Hybrid EV gasoline-electric hybrid minibus in August and the Prius, the following December.

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Bridgestone expands Ecopia EP422 tire line

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Bridgestone is expanding its Ecopia EP422 tire line from 5 to 29 sizes in 2011 for a full power line, ranging from 15- to 18-inch tires, fitting vehicles from the Toyota Prius to the Lexus ES, Chevy Malibu, Nissan Altima and Honda Odyssey minivan.

2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon: First Drive Review

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Toyota executives will go to extraordinary, absurd lengths to avoid defining the body style of the new 2012 Toyota Prius V. Presented with a list of alternatives--sedan, hatchback, minivan, station wagon, sport utility vehicle?--he Bob Carter, brand sales chief for Toyota Motors in the U.S., first responded with confusion over the question. he said

Toyota to introduce new hybrids

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Having enjoyed significant success with the Toyota Prius, the Toyota Motor Corporation is now lining up a new medium-sized hybrid saloon car for introduction later this year according to reports in Kyodo News. The difference between the SAI and the HS250h, will be the exterior and interior designs - the price of the SAI is also expected to fall somewhere between the HS250h and the Prius.

I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

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Makers of SUVs, minivans, crossovers, and pickup trucks get a bit of a break. Currently, the most fuel efficient pure hybrid vehicle (the Toyota Prius ) is rated at only 50 miles per gallon. A newly announced aggressive U.S.

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2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Arrives Early Next Year, For Fleets Only

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While Toyota's press conference today at the Los Angeles Auto Show covered the new 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, a very special Prius hybrid on the show floor signaled the company's first tentative step into the world of plug-in vehicles. Toyota will deliver the first of 150 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrids early next year.

So, IS This the Next Toyota Prius Model? Should It Be?

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Toyota's plans to expand its Prius hybrid into an entire line of vehicles still aren't completely clear. Rumored new models have included a coupe version and a tall station wagon or "people mover" small minivan. Now a road test of the Europe-only 2011 Toyota Auris Hybrid raises the question: Will this compact hatchback be the first addition to a

Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

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It accelerates from 0-60mph in a mere 3.9seconds, and, according to Tesla’s analysis, is ‘twice as efficient’ as the Toyota Prius. In last week’s edition of The Green Piece Column, we looked at the leaders in the green car race including the likes of Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica wins Altair Enlighten Award for weight reduction in full vehicle category; Toyota, Faurecia and AP&T module, technology winners

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Toyota’s carbon fiber closure panels for the 2017 Prius Prime and Lexus LC500 ( earlier post ), and Faurecia’s Adaptive Valve for exhaust systems employed on the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado took the top honors for the module category.

Report: Toyota to Introduce New Medium-Sized Hybrid, the SAI

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The SAI price is expected to fall between that of the Prius and the HS 250h. Toyota is also planning to release a less pricey compact hybrid based on the Vitz, and a minivan type hybrid as early as in 2011. Kyodo News reports that Toyota Motor Corp. will introduce within this year a new medium-sized hybrid sedan, the SAI. The SAI reportedly will have the same basic structure as the recently introduced Lexus HS 250h, but with different exterior and interior designs.

Japan Green-Car Subsidy Boosts Vehicle Sales 12.9% In July

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sales volume increase in July thanks in part to the hot-selling Prius hybrid. jump partly on the popularity of the Fit subcompact and the Step WGN minivan. Nikkei. Sales of new vehicles in Japan climbed 12.9% in July to 486,606 units, boosted by the government subsidy for environmentally friendly autos. The subsidies expire at the end of September.

Report: Toyota Targeting Production of Approximately 1M Hybrids In 2011, About 2x 2009 Level

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Toyota currently sells more than 10 hybrids, including dedicated models such as the Prius, Sai and Lexus HS 250h. Toyota plans to boost production of these existing vehicles in addition to launching new hybrid minivans, subcompacts and luxury cars, according to the report. Toyota’s plans call for domestic output of 550,000 Priuses in 2011, up roughly 40% from the projection for 2009, according to the Nikkei. The Nikkei reported that Toyota Motor Corp.

Ford, VW Ante Up

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based minivan in Tokyo, followed by a plug-in hybrid sedan at Los Angeles. concept unveiled in Frankfurt is to give VW a low-cost, rear engine, affordable vehicle, both the minivan and plug-in hybrid should carry a meager price tag if they come to production.

Report: Toyota to Source Li-ion Batteries from Sanyo

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Toyota plans to receive supplies of lithium ion batteries, which have higher output and capacity than the nickel-metal hydride batteries now used in the Prius and other hybrids. It will first use Sanyo batteries in a hybrid minivan slated to debut around 2011. Although it reportedly has the capacity to produce packs for 700,000 batteries per year, it has been unable to produce enough, leading to delays in delivery of the new Prius. The Nikkei reports that Toyota Motor Corp.

On the Horizon

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Mr. Ghosn said Nissan envisioned a broad range of electric vehicles , starting with small cars, and adding: “It’s not only about a small city car or a small minivan. It already has the Prius and five other hybrids selling in the U.S.

Automotive Market Research Perspectives on Selling Green in a Try-to-Survive Market

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He shared research that “ People assume a quieter minivan is a safer minivan. ” Why is the Prius a success? The panel identified three reasons why the Prius was a success: First, the Prius makes a strong statement about environmental responsibility. Second, the Prius has a high quality of execution. You can move from a BMW 3 series into a Prius and be proud. by Bill Cooke.

LA show displays green car ‘glimpse into the future’

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The show, based at the Los Angeles Convention Center will host more than 30 significant world and North American debuts and feature more than 900 vehicles from sports cars and sedans to crossovers and minivans. Toyota Prius Hybrid. Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Concept.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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Thankfully, since parts of the powertrain in the Circuit are also used in other Chrysler ENVI vehicles - like the all-electric USPS minivan that was unveiled earlier today - work that is done on one model can be applied to others.

Tennessee, Nissan and TVA forge a path for electric car | www.tennessean.com | The Tennessean

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Postal Service with a fleet of 250 all-electric Chrysler Town & Country minivans in Michigan, North Carolina and the New York City area beginning later this year. declares public health emergency for swine flu Top Jobs Top Cars 2007 Toyota Prius.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", 2010 Prius designed to be manufactured with NiMH or Lithium batteries.