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    Exclusive: Why Toyota constantly improving the Prius' fuel economy is something of a fool's errand

    Toyota has a great marketing line when it comes to the power of hybrids: "Toyota estimates its hybrids have saved their owners more than 3 billion gallons of gasoline worldwide compared to gasoline-only powered vehicles." We're not going to quibble with that number – it is impressive ...

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    Official: Toyota Avalon gets 40-MPG hybrid model for 2013

    Given that the 2013 Avalon shares a platform with the new Lexus ES, this news should come as no surprise: Toyota's largest sedan is getting its own hybrid variant for the first time ever. Judging by these first photos, carspotters will have to squint hard to tell that they're looking at a hybrid, ...

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    Toyota gives up first pics of Yaris hybrid

    Something there is that doesn't love waiting for the Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Rumors of this vehicle have swirled around for a long while and today Toyota finally released the first official pictures of the production Yaris Hybrid. There are only three, but they show – wait for it – a ...

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    Report: 2013 Mazda6 with Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive in the works

    Mazda6 SkyActiv mule – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's believed that zoom-zoom automaker Mazda is working closely with Toyota on a Mazda6 equipped with Hybrid Synergy Drive. In fact, spy shots reveal the rumored-to-launch-in-2013 Mazda6 hybrid makes use of a Toyota ...

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    Report: 2014 Lotus Elite to feature Toyota's hybrid tech

    2014 Lotus Elite coupe concept
    In 2014, Lotus plans to offers a production version of it $179,000 Elite coupe concept to the public (well, to the members of the public with a pile of unwanted cash, anyway). Lotus has dished out a load of details about its Elite prior to its official unveiling in ...

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    Report: Daimler next in line to receive hybrid tech from Toyota

    2010 Mercedes S400 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, has been developing its own hybrid technology for years, but the company's products reportedly can't match the hybrid tech found in Toyota's lineup of gas-electric vehicles. ...

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    Paris preview: Toyota to emphasize hybrid dominance, showcase Synergy Drive technology

    Toyota Auris HSD Full Hybrid concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Like a record that constantly skips, each and every month the sales figure for hybrid models are released and we look to see which one takes top honors once again – time after time, the results replay and ...

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    First Ride: We check out the 2011 Lexus CT 200h in Europe

    2011 Lexus CT 200h prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota is no stranger to being first – Japanese luxury vehicles and hybrids chief among them. Although Acura may have launched earlier, Lexus remains the only Japanese luxury marque to market in Japan. And having ...

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    REPORT: Toyota hopes to boost profits by licensing hybrid technology

    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Over the last ten years or so, Toyota has amassed a wide-ranging assortment of more than 2,000 patents related to its proprietary Hybrid Synergy Drive. That's an impressive figure to be sure, and it's also a possible source of income ...

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    LA 2008: Toyota Camry CNG Hybrid

    Click for high-res image gallery of the Toyoat CNG hybrid Camry
    Toyota isn't holding a press conference at the LA Auto Show this year, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have anything to show. The Prius purveyors have built a CNG-fueled Camry hybrid. According to Toyota spokesperson Jana Hartline, ...

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    Alex J. Severinsky wins recognition for "inventing the hybrid"

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lohner-Porsche
    Here's an intriguing question: Who invented the hybrid drivetrain? Was it Toyota with its seminal and ridiculously popular Prius? Or, maybe it was Honda, which beat Toyota to market in the United States with its initial Insight hybrid car. ...

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    Toyota loses hybrid patent appeal case

    Toyota finally seems to be out of options now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a lower court's ruling to stand which will award Paice LLC roughly $4.3 million in an hybrid technology lawsuit. That amount works out to $25 for every vehicle that Toyota has sold which uses the Hybrid Synergy ...

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    Solomon Technologies completes Toyota hybrid patent appeal arguments

    Click above for a high-resolution gallery of the 2007 Toyota Prius Touring.All the way back in September of 2005, Solomon Technologies sued Toyota for allegedly infringing on a patent related to hybrid powertrains. Shortly thereafter, Solomon attempted to get the importation of the Prius and ...

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    In The Autoblog Green Garage: 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    click the picture above to see a gallery of 45 Highlander imagesToyota's Highlander is a delightfully appliance-like CUV that packs a lot into a relatively compact package. Thoughtful touches for hauling around your pride are tucked away inside the attractive sheetmetal, and anyone who needs three ...

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    Toyota Estima Hybrid gets a full redesign

    In 2000, the Toyota Estima Hybrid became the first minivan to ever sport the advanced new powertrain technology. Yesterday, Toyota released the fully redesigned version of this family-hauling green machine. Like its predecessor, the new Estima is propelled by the company's Toyota Hybrid System II ...


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