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Japanese Earthquake Halts Production Of Some Small Cars, Popular Hybrids For U.S. Market

Japanese Earthquake Halts Production Of Some Small Cars, Popular Hybrids For U.S. Market

While the world watches unfolding events surrounding rescue and recovery operations in Japan following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami March 11, we here at Family Car Guide encourage everyone to donate to the Japanese disaster relief efforts by the American Red Cross via the... read more

March 16, 2011 by - 0
 
2012 Toyota Prius V

Toyota Prius Hybrid Wagon Coming Soon to U.S. Market

While it may be remarkably similar to the Prius V concept vehicle shown at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January, the production version of the... read more March 9, 2011 by 1


 

See More Than One Prius? Call Them Prii

A bit of lighthearted news comes to us direct from the Chicago Auto Show, where Toyota made the announcement on February 21 of the official plural for Prius. The decision is... read more February 22, 2011 by 0


 
Zipcar's Scott Griffith and Toyota's Frank Miller with a Toyota Prius PHV

Want To Test Drive A Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid? Zip Over To Zipcar

If you follow car news, you already know that automakers around the globe are preparing to launch an array of plug-in vehicles, from hybrids to full EVs. But while many of... read more January 28, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Most Searched Hybrid Vehicles On Kelly Blue Book

Kelly Blue Book (KBB.com) recorded over 30 million pricing reports last month on both new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs. With so many searches, it soon becomes apparent... read more January 26, 2011 by 0


 
Public Charging Station for electric cars, courtesy Mitsubishi Motors

Driving Green in California Costs Consumers More -- in Electricity Bills

A new Purdue University study shows that if California consumers don't look into alternative electricity-rate programs, the state’s tiered electricity pricing system... read more January 15, 2011 by 11


 
The plural of Prius Facebook campaign from Toyota

Facebook Or Face-To-Face: How Do You Learn About New Cars?

An article came across the news feeds yesterday suggesting that manufacturers of green cars rely more heavily on social media than other automakers. Eh, we're not so sure... read more January 12, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Obama Signs 'Bell Bill' To Make Electric Cars Better Heard

Even a couple of years from now, we'll likely have hundreds of thousands more electric vehicles and hybrids on the road. And the concern, for pedestrians and especially the... read more January 5, 2011 by 9


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Drivers Complain More Than 40,000 Times About Defects in 2010

Big recalls from Toyota weren't solely responsible, but they were a factor in the huge increase in vehicle defects reported to the federal government this year. The National... read more December 28, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec

Trending In Social Media This Week: GM Goes On Electric Hiring Spree, Hyundai And Toyota

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we... read more December 3, 2010 by 1


 
ASI Ferrari 458 Italia

Today at High Gear Media: Big Recalls, Prius Plug-In Hybrid

If you recall the past decade, some of the most important car recalls have included fire, fire, and more fire. [TheCarConnection] You can add the 2010 Toyota Prius on the... read more November 30, 2010 by 0


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius in Big New Service Action--But It's Not A Recall

In the latest recall to affect its Prius hybrid hatchback, Toyota says it will fix nearly 400,000 cars to correct a cooling-pump flaw. The Wall Street Journal reports Toyota... read more November 30, 2010 by 1


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Frugal Shopper: No, Hybrids Don't Cost More To Repair And Maintain

Hybrids like the 2011 Toyota Prius cost more to repair and maintain, right? It would seem, given all the additional technical complexity and computational wizardry in... read more November 24, 2010 by 8


 
Toyota Prius Minivan Dash

Toyota Reveals Upcoming Prius Minivan Dashboard On Facebook

Late yesterday Toyota posted an image of the upcoming Prius Minivan to its Facebook fan page with this caption: "The Prius community has put together a second puzzle... read more November 16, 2010 by 0


 
Screencap from Toyota 'Ideas for Good' video

Video: Win A Toyota And Improve The World With Your Own 'Ideas For Good'

Earlier this year, Ford Motor Company launched a new website that encouraged everyday folks to submit their ideas for improving Ford vehicles. In May, Volkswagen unveiled a... read more November 9, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Prius Is Dirtier To Build Than Corolla...But Greener Than A Hummer

Which is greener: a Toyota Prius or a Toyota Corolla? They're both roughly the same size, and when you think quick, it seems that the Prius would be the no-brainer choice for... read more October 22, 2010 by 10


 

 
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