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  • We call it a sweetstakes -- Love Toby Keith? Need a new truck? Well, friend, we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you: Ford's "Biggest and Baddest Sweepstakes" could net you a new Ford F-150 and the chance to spend a weekend on tour with the Tobster. Get those entries in before this Sunday, March 15, y'all. [Ford (watch the volume) via Carscoop]
  • Speaking of contests -- Even though we can't find any mention of it on the official website, toy concern Automoblox is apparently having a photo contest. Basically, they want you to snap a great shot of you and/or your kids enjoying some time with the company's toys. The deadline's March 30; for more details you'll have to enlarge the image to the left, because that's the only place we've found 'em. [Automoblox]
  • When 5-Hour energy junk isn't enough -- Next time you're driving through Chongqing, China and you find yourself getting a little sleepy, pull into the nearest service station for a glass of cold water, a rub of menthol balm, and--if you're really drowsy--a mouthful of raw chili peppers. [NextAutos]
  • Oh, yeah: we said it was on -- In an effort to combat Honda's inexpensive (but never cheap) 2010 Insight, rumor has it that Toyota may cut the cost of its 2010 Prius. Next, we can only assume that teams of executives from both companies will go head-to-head in a Beat It-style dance of death. [MotorAuthority]
  • Not more iPhone stuff -- Yes, more iPhone stuff. Next time you're waiting for that oil change, you can pass the time and express yourself by painting a digital canvas, using a BMW Z4 as your paintbrush. And if you're the sort of person prone to get lost on the way to that oil change, you can make use of the nifty XROADS G-Map navigation software to get you there. Provided you have the 950mb on your phone to accommodate both apps, of course. [KickingTires 1 & 2]
  • Giving back -- A lot of people love electric cars--mostly because of their eco-friendliness and their (possibly) lower operational costs. But others are dreaming of a day when you can use your car to cut your home's electric bill by feeding overflow back to the grid. Between that and VoIP, we might be able to stick it to the utilities for a change. Awesome. [Freep]
  • Earcandy -- It's Thursday, and we wish it were Friday. Here's the music/drifting video that's helping us cope with that conundrum, featuring the sounds of Innerpartysystem and the auto antics of Driftmechaniks. You know the drill: crank the speakers and rock the hizzy. [h/t Jalopnik]
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  1. "Toby..."

    I love how he sings about not forgetting how the Iraqis brought the WTC towers down. The dude is so sharp; almost as sharp as the new F-150...
     
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  2. "mooooooooooan ..."

    ... I hate to say it, but Willet Kempton has been pushing V2G for a very long time, and most of the utility industry folks I talk to say it'll be decades.
    Look at it this way; the 2011 Volt won't even talk to the plug, because smart grids won't be anywhere near universal. And it took hybrids 10 years to get to 3% of the US market, so if plug-ins follow the same curve, the Volt will be where the Prius is now in ... 2021. Don't hold yer breath on that one.
    (Also, the Freep picked that one up from the Philly Inquirer.)
    As for the low-cost Prius, it's confirmed that Toyota will sell a stripped version of the old (second-gen 2009) Prius *in Japan*. That floated around a couple of weeks ago; see here:
    http://www.allaboutprius.com/blog/1018733_current-prius-may-stay-as-low-cost-foe-for-2010-honda-insight
    among others.
    But the MotorAuthority piece is the only one now suggesting that'll happen in the US--which Toyota has said it won't.
     
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  3. "OK, I take the Toyota comment back"

    After reading more reports this morning, it sounds like Toyota is developing a *new* platform to compete with the Insight. Not just a carried-over Gen-2 Prius.
    My comments on Kempton stand, however.
     
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