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Toyota To Offer AC Outlets On Prius, Starting In Japan

Toyota To Offer AC Outlets On Prius, Starting In Japan

One lesson learned from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan was this: hybrid or battery-powered vehicles can provide essential electricity in the event of a natural disaster. Owners of Toyota’s hybrid Estima vans, which come with AC power outlets, used their vehicles as a source of... read more

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

May Auto Sales: Hyundai And Kia Take Third Place, Ahead Of Toyota

Hyundai and Kia are this month expected to pull ahead of Toyota and Honda, to be the third top-selling brands in the U.S. market after only GM and Ford. Even more to the... read more May 25, 2011 by  1


 
Phil Berg, tornado chaser

Phil Berg, The Tornado Chaser Among Us

Car writers who don't use exclamation points as a crutch will do dumb stuff to get out of the office. If I said a certain HGM editor once rode the hood of an Oldsmobile... read more May 25, 2011 by 


 
Hail damage

Texas Tornado Defines "Baseball-Sized Hail" Better Than We Can

Maybe 1974 or 1953 could rightly claim it too, but 2011 has been another dreadful, violent year of the tornado. Last night's outbreak of storms across Texas followed on the... read more May 25, 2011 by 


 
Akio Toyoda

Worried About Natural Disasters? Akio Toyoda Says Buy A Prius

Toyota president Akio Toyoda -- scion of the Toyoda family for which the company is named -- recently held a press conference on the subject of the Tohoku earthquake and... read more April 29, 2011 by  3


 
Kylie Minogue and the Lexus CT 200h

Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very... read more April 18, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Toyota Production In Japan--Including Prius--To Resume At Half-Speed

In the aftermath of the devastating March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, Japan's automakers are just starting to formulate plans to get rolling once again—at... read more April 8, 2011 by 


 
2011 Acura TL

Honda Cuts U.S., Canadian Output By Up To 50% Due To Parts Shortages In Japan

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan on March 11 has affected millions of Japanese citizens, their families, and businesses. The country's auto... read more March 30, 2011 by  1


 
gas pump

Gas Prices Fueling Price Spike On High-Mileage Hybrids, Small Cars

Gasoline prices are on the rise. And as surely as we can say that more Americans will start putting half-tanks into their cars and complaining loudly about the extra $20 or... read more March 16, 2011 by  8


 
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