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Ford steers C-Max ads away from mpg

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014
Since Ford was forced to restate the estimated fuel economy of its C-Max Hybrid -- first in August 2013 and again in June -- the brand's marketers have rethought how to sell their hybrid-only nameplate....
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PARIS AUTO SHOW

Toyota: Fuel cell sedan sales won't match Prius' launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2014
Sales of Toyota's fuel cell sedan probably won't grow as quickly as those of the Prius hybrid....
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Can Prius set the pace again?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2014
The hybrid revolution that the Prius ushered in has put it in an awkward position: So many other brands have followed Toyota's lead into the hybrid market that the Prius no longer stands out. The brand is now it's at a marketing crossroads....
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Ford plans new hybrid series to compete with Toyota Prius, report says

6:11 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2014
Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018 to compete against the best-selling Toyota Prius, Reuters reported, citing two sources with knowledge of the company's plans. The compact car will be Ford's first "dedicated" hybrid -- that is a vehicle designed to be marketed exclusively as a hybrid, rather than a variation of an existing gasoline model, such as the automaker's Fusion hybrid....
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Toyota plans to name $69,000 fuel-cell vehicle Mirai, report says

9:59 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2014
Toyota is planning to name its $69,000 fuel-cell car Mirai, the Japanese word for future, a person familiar with the decision told Bloomberg....
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Toyota ponders awd for next-gen Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
The next generation of the Toyota Prius, the world's best-selling hybrid, will offer a lithium ion battery and possibly an all-wheel-drive option....
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Next-gen Prius launch delayed 6 months

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. has delayed the start of production for the fourth-generation Prius from next spring until December 2015. Engineers are sweating the details of a new vehicle architecture and the company's next-generation hybrid system....
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Toyota's new Prius hybrid delayed 6 months

June 30, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota has delayed the launch of its fourth-generation Prius hybrid from the second to the fourth quarter of 2015. A source said the carmaker was continuing to work on maximizing the car's fuel economy....
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Have hybrid cars hit their peak?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
American consumers appear to have become inured to the fuel price spikes and sales of the Toyota Prius and other hybrids may be flattening....
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Toyota shifts gears to lift Prius' prospects in China

April 23, 2014 06:01 CET
Toyota's Prius hybrid is the best-selling gasoline-electric vehicle in the world. In China, it's about as rare as the endangered giant panda....
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Toyota shifts gears to lift Prius' prospects in China

12:34 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Toyota's Prius hybrid is the best-selling gasoline-electric vehicle in the world. In China, it's about as rare as the endangered giant panda....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Toyota Chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

March 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada sees deliveries of hybrid vehicles reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, up from about 13 percent to 14 percent now....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Toyota chairman says hybrids will soon have 20% global share

12:15 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada has high expectations for hybrid vehicles and sees deliveries reaching 20 percent of global sales in the near future, from about 13 percent to 14 percent at present....
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Freescale seeks Japan toehold with motorsports marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
How does an underdog American supplier break into a Japanese market dominated by a homegrown rival? Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is going racing with the most Japanese of Japanese automakers in one of the most Japanese of Japanese cars....
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Ford sued over use of company's hybrid vehicle inventions

11:07 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
Ford is accused of developing its hybrid vehicles using technology from a Baltimore company that won a patent-infringement case against Toyota. Paice LLC, in a lawsuit, says hybrid and plug-in versions of Ford's C-Max, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ all infringe its patents covering ways to control electric motors and internal combustion engines so they have increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions without any loss of performance....
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Toyota Prius keeps Calif. sales crown; Tesla moves up

5:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Toyota's Prius hybrid was the best-selling vehicle line in California for the second year in a row in 2013, with Tesla's Model S claiming third place among luxury cars, according to a market report....
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Toyota to recall 1.9 million Prius models to update software

Feb. 12, 2014 10:37 CET
Toyota will recall more than half of the Prius vehicles ever sold to fix a software glitch in the car's hybrid system that may cause some parts to overheat, potentially causing the cars to slow down or stop completely....
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BREAKTHROUGHS PROMISED

Details emerge of new engine, batteries and much more for the 4th-generation Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
The fourth-generation Toyota Prius, the car that made "hybrid" a household word, won't arrive for at least another year. But emerging details paint a picture of a car that could be a breakthrough on multiple fronts....
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Chevy Spark only tiny car to get acceptable rating in new IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Most of the tiniest cars on the road fared poorly in the challenging new small-overlap crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with only the Chevrolet Spark getting an acceptable rating, the group said today....
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Toyota readies remix of Camry with 'waku-doki'

10:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Toyota has a challenge: How to heed President Akio Toyoda's insistence on heart-racing design for the next Camry and Prius models without jeopardizing their mass-market appeal. Getting it wrong risks knocking Camry from its perch as the best-selling car in the United States -- a title held for 12 consecutive years....
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Toyota tops 1 million in global hybrid sales, but growth slows

10:18 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Toyota booked global hybrid vehicle sales above 1 million units for a second time in 2013, but annual sales growth slowed to one of its weakest levels in almost a decade....
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TESLA'S NEXT STEP

Audacious growth plans will stretch Tesla beyond its comfort zone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
In the past year, electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has posted its first quarterly profit, quintupled its stock price, and won a near-perfect score from Consumer Reports for the Model S sedan. Now comes the hard part. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wants the company's estimated 2013 U.S. volume of 20,000 units to soar to 250,000 -- and to 500,000 globally -- by the end of the decade....
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2014 Nissan Leaf to get $180 price hike

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Nissan said today it will only slightly increase the prices for its electric Leaf for 2014, adding $180 to the sticker price of each of its three trim levels....
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Prius tops Consumer Reports' cost-per-mile study

11:51 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports is finding the Toyota Prius gives consumers the biggest bang for their buck. The Prius topped Consumer Reports' Best New-Car Value analysis, released today, which ranks more than 200 vehicles on performance, reliability and costs....
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Toyota lowers car sales goal in Germany due to hybrid shortages

Nov. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota says it will not sell as many cars in Germany as it originally hoped this year after failing to keep up with demand for its hybrid cars in the market....
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