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  • EPA illegal coal rolling: Smoke-blowing coal rollers are illegal, says EPA
    EPA illegal coal rolling: Smoke-blowing coal rollers are illegal, says EPA
    The EPA has a message for all those “coal rolling” hooligans who intentionally rig up their vehicles to fart out giant plumes of black smoke: Your black puff blowing ways are over. The Environmental Protection Agency, in recent...
  • Many more choices in hybrid segment today, but one model continues to rule
    Many more choices in hybrid segment today, but one model continues to rule
    Even with so many manufacturers joining the hybrid market in recent years and with Toyota sticking gas-electric power trains in virtually every model it produces, the king of the segment remains Toyota’s Prius.It wasn’t the first of...
  • Toyota Prius
    Tire recommendation for a Toyota Prius
    What is the best tire for 2009 Toyota Prius? I live in Massachusetts and I've gone thru 2 sets of Integrity tires since 2010. Gas mileage is important to me but I’m only getting a year out of them and I average 15,000 miles per year.-...
  • Prius V an insomniac's savior
    Prius V an insomniac's savior
    TechnoFile.comToyota's Prius V continues the Japanese company's success at selling hybrids that make people feel good about their environmental impact. It's a wagon version of the popular Prius hybrid, so you can haul even more stuff...
  • 2013 Toyota Prius v Five
    2013 Toyota Prius v Five
    Toyota has been in the hybrid automobile business longer than just about anyone. Both Honda and Toyota have been offering hybrid gas/electric vehicles more than a decade but only Toyota and its Prius line, including the new Prius v, has grown so...
  • Toyota to add more waku-doki to next generation of hybrids
    Toyota to add more waku-doki to next generation of hybrids
    Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that their next generation of hybrids (expected to launch in 2015) will be “more fun to drive,” and at least 10% more fuel efficient, noting that the new Prius will have a smaller motor, lighter chassis...
  • 2013 Toyota Prius remains the original, best selling hybrid vehicle
    2013 Toyota Prius remains the original, best selling hybrid vehicle
    Now in the third generation, the Toyota Prius has been referred to as a modern car that revolutionized the way the automotive industry thinks about fuel solution alternatives. Today, the Prius, and, Prii family has grown, and now offers four...
  • Toyota offers choices in its Prius portfolio
    Toyota offers choices in its Prius portfolio
    Toyota seems to take the approach that if more than two people want a certain kind of vehicle, it’s going to make sure that demand is met.For example, the Japanese automaker produces eight different crossover/SUV models under the Toyota...
  • Toyota issues another safety recall: 670,000 Prius in U.S. alone
    Toyota recalls another 2.77 million cars: 670,000 Prius models in U.S.
    Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced Nov. 14 it will conduct two safety recalls involving Prius vehicles as part of a worldwide 2.77 million vehicle recall announced by Toyota Motor Corporation.This recall is on top of the 7.43 million...
  • Toyota changes EV plans
    Are we about to witness the death of the EV?
    There is no end to the bad news for advocates of the Electric Vehicle (EV).For starters, The Washington Examiner's Richard Pollock reports today that Smith Electrics - recipient of $32 million in economic stimulus funds from the Department of...
  • Servicing hybrid vehicles isn't scary, but caution should be used!
    Toyota Prius service help
    Let’s begin a new week by continuing our Toyota Prius service discussion. To see the last discussion click HERE. To see previously published articles on servicing hybrids you can click HERE.Because where Toyota positioned the Prius in terms...
  • Autonomous car
    Google's autonomous cars clear California hurdle
    You might have expected Google's self-driving cars to be accepted in California first. After all, that's the state Google's HQ is in. Instead, though, it was Nevada that first approved those cars. Now, however, California is one step...
  • Coolant heat storage tank and associated fill pump
    Servicing the Toyota Prius cooling system and inspection mode
    It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned hybrid vehicles in this column (click HERE for a review), so I thought I’d bring them back today! In the past we’ve discussed the basics of hybrid system operation and a few specific...
  • John Brigham, the naked carjacker
    Naked carjacker arrested after injuring several people including pregnant woman
    An Arizona man was arrested Friday after his naked rampage provoked a series of car accidents which resulted in several injuries.John Brigham, 45, was allegedly involved in a three car collision early Friday afternoon in which his car crashed into...
  • D$W2012May
    Prius C and V Featured at Milwaukee Hybrid meeting
    The traditional Prius liftback is being joined by three specialized models, presented at the May meeting of Drive $mart Wisconsin (formerly Milwaukee Hyrid Group) by Chicago Prius Group founder Wayne Mitchell. The Prius V is competing for the mini...