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    Report: Here We Go Again: Lexus attacks EVs in new ad [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: We got a comment from founding member of Plug In America Paul Scott on this ad. It's available below. The last time Lexus attacked plug-in battery vehicles in an ad, it had to apologize. The company is remaining on message, though, and has revisited a hybrid-vehicle advertising campaign ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Lexus CT 200h is NWAPA's favorite hybrid, 'No Charge to Charge' in LA
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    The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) has given the Lexus CT 200h its Favorite Hybrid title. It named the compact luxury hybrid its favorite of 2014 at its Drive Revolution in Portland (where it also named the new Volkswagen Golf TDI the Northwest Green Car of the Year). According to ...

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    Exclusive: Lexus apologizes for anti-EV ad, Plug In America calls it 'outdated'
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    Anyone who's spent any time learning about the alternatives to the standard fossil fuel-burning internal combustion engine knows that there are arguments to be made for and against all of the main options. They also know that there is barely any refueling infrastructure for hydrogen fuel cell ...

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    Anti-EV, pro-hybrid ad from Lexus gets a whole lot wrong
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    Tell us if you're surprised that Toyota (through its Lexus brand) is putting out some questionable information about electric vehicles. While it's one thing for company executives to be anti-EV, it's quite another to put out obviously false information when you speak ill of plug-in vehicles, ...

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    Official: Toyota's 'green bond' an industry first, quickly rises to $1.75 billion
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    Toyota is greasing the skids for more green car purchases with the announcement of a $1.75-billion bond designed to finance the purchase of high-efficiency Toyota and Lexus models. The Asset-Backed Green Bond is a first for the automotive industry and is making a lot of money available to buy or ...

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    Report: Lexus Eco Challenge rewards schools for clean water, briquette press projects
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    Teams from one New Jersey high school and one Michigan middle school reversed the old adage by thinking locally and acting globally. And that strategy won them the grand prizes in the most recent edition of the Lexus Eco Challenge. The future is indeed bright. The Toyota luxury-vehicle division ...

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    Report: Toyota says hybrids paving road to higher profits in Europe
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    Just like Toyota has taken the dominant hybrid-producer position in the US, the Japanese automaker says greener vehicles mean more green in Europe and Russia. Specifically, Toyota Motor Europe executive Didier Leroy told Bloomberg News that increased sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrids are boosting ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 87k 2010 Prius, Lexus HS 250h models for brake issue
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    The Toyota Prius is no stranger to recalls. Earlier this year, over half a million of the popular hybrids were called back for steering shaft issues (after another steering issue back in 2011). And the Prius V was the subject of a service campaign for exhaust issues a year ago. Today, Toyota ...

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    Report: Toyota hybrids get more popular in diesel-loving Europe
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    Together, Toyota and its Lexus luxury arm broke the 100,000-unit barrier for hybrid vehicle sales in Europe last year, Automotive News Europe reports. Long known for their diesel-buying preferences as a way to boost fuel economy, Europeans upped their Toyota and Lexus hybrid purchases by a ...

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    Report: Canadian governments will invest $34m upgrading Toyota plant for Lexus hybrid
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    Many Americans – Michael Moore excluded, of course – regard our neighbors to the north as friendly. But we imagine Toyota must be feeling even more warm and fuzzy that we do right about now. We imagine this because of the fact that Canadian government entities will kick in as much as ...

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    Detroit: Lexus IS 300h teases American audience in Detroit
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    Here's the key line from today's announcement about the 2014 Lexus IS300h, the hybrid version of the new IS: it will "be available in Europe, Japan,and select international markets." In other words, you can see it at the Detroit Auto Show, but you won't be able to buy it here. William Kwong, ...

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    Report: Toyota may integrate carbon fiber after Lexus LFA shut-down
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    Toyota could integrate carbon-fiber components into some of its future models after shutting down production of its Lexus LFA supercar last month, Automotive News reports. Carbon fiber is both stronger and lighter than traditional vehicle-body materials. It makes sense for Toyota to take ...

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    Breaking: Lexus saves Christmas with its Flying Luxury Cruiser
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    Lexus just announced a previously unheard of – and unthinkable – achievement by an automaker, or any other company for that matter: saving Christmas from being ruined for all the good boys and girls! According to Lexus, Santa's reindeers bailed out on him to vacation in Hawaii ...

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    Official: Lexus wants to double North American hybrid sales
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    They say you can't have it all, but Toyota isn't listening. The Japanese automaker may be by far the biggest seller of hybrids in the US, but it still wants to increase hybrid sales from its Lexus luxury badge. Lexus, whose hybrids account for about 10 percent of its US sales, is looking to ...

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    Official: Lexus reveals more details of LF-LC 2+2 hybrid in Australia
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    Now that Lexus has revealed more details of its LF-LC hybrid down under, we can conclude that the car's power is over the top. Lexus, which first unveiled a concept version of the 2+2 hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show in January, showed a second version of the car – this one decked out in ...

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    Official: Lexus Eco Challenge entices teens with $500,000 in grants, scholarships
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    The sixth annual Lexus Eco Challenge has launched, giving young students a shot at winning part of $500,000 in grants and scholarships. More than 22,000 middle school and high school students have been included in past programs, where more than $3.5 million has been awarded to students, teachers ...

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    Official: Lexus will unveil hybrid sports coupe Down Under
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    Add another model to the list of hybrids with north of 400 horsepower. The Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) has announced that Lexus will unveil a hybrid supercoupe at the show in October, as Toyota's luxury badge joins the list of automakers looking to make more high-powered hybrid ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus working on sub-RX crossover, more hybrids?
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    Yes, we know saying, "Lexus is considering more hybrids," is about as obvious as predicting the company's next model will have wheels, but TheDetroitBureau.com reports the automaker expects to offer buyers a total of eight hybrid models by 2015. Mark Templin, Lexus general manager, recently took ...

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    Google adding Lexus RX450h to driverless fleet, but what's in it for them?
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    As driverless cars make their way to Nevada and Florida, and possibly California, in state-sanctioned test programs, Google continues to play a big part in collecting the data. It's self-diving Toyota Prius vehicles have clocked in more than 300,000 miles of testing. Google has added another car ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus to get own version of Toyota Prius C?
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    The CT 200h proved that Lexus could make up for the sins against excitement committed by the company's short-lived HS 250h. Its bold styling and greatly improved handling combined with a fuel-efficient drivetrain suggests a brighter future for the compact luxury hybrid segment. Word is, though, ...

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