Toyota has plans to produce anywhere from six to eight hybrid vehicles within two years. They also hope to sell a million hybrid vehicles per year, most of those to the United States. But over in the UK, Ireland, and even Germany and France, hybrid Toyota's are big sellers.
For years, in England the Auris hybrid has been a popular gas-electric vehicle. The company's new Auris five-door hatchback is an entry level designed to do for Europe what Prius has for North America.
Toyota's sold 2.75 million units worldwide since the late 1990s. Prius owns well…
One needs to make partnerships with the competition in order to make it to the top in today's highly competitive world of automotive engineering. In that tradition a major Japanese auto maker and top German car company might be joining forces to share hybrid technology.
Toyota has always been in the forefront with innovations in alternative energy and hybrid technology. Almost all Japanese auto makers share their work with other Japanese companies, but few head outside of those boarders to build partnerships.
Toyota has been the only company to successfully sell hybrid cars worldwide.
The hybrid car race is on - but the finish line is no checkered flag. It's an attempt to make the longest lasting, most fuel efficient and affordable gas-electric cars on the road in The United States of America.
Toyota has quickly risen to be the most well known hybrid car maker with their 10-Year old (and still running strong) Prius sedan. But even with so many consumers driving off in a new or pre-owned Prius, there are still many car buyers heading towards regular, internal combustion engine vehicles.
Toyota, along with other hybrid car makers, have plans to make…
The Toyota Prius is the world's best selling and most quiet hybrid car. When the electric engine controls the vehicle, you almost can't even hear it pass by. This has been an issue in some areas, especially those with high pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Several accidents over the years involving a collision between hybrid cars and those on foot or on bikes has raised concerns that the Toyota Pius is too quiet. Toyota is working on a solution to the issue.
Toyota will start selling a $148 speaker system in Japan on August 30, which will play sounds…