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Hybrid Car Wars, The Consumer Wins

March 20, 2009 / 1 Comment

I remember the gas wars when I was a kid. I once filled up my '60 VW bug (I bought it used) for less than $2.00. Gas was 24.9¢. That's right, less than a quarter a gallon. Yeah, yeah. I'm old. The point is, when there are price wars, the consumer wins. Toyota and Honda are going to go at it with ...

3 Reasons Why Honda’s New Insight Will Beat Out Toyota’s New Prius….Maybe

February 26, 2009 / No Comments

The new Honda Insight is already hot in Japan. Orders are more than three times what was expected. "Overwhelming" says a Honda executive. The car will be on sale in the States from April. There are three reasons why the Honda Insight will beat out the Toyota Prius in the long run ... maybe. Honda Insight has a mass appeal - former mini-car ...

Honda Insight Hybrid Doubles Sales Goal in 10 Days

February 17, 2009 / No Comments

Orders for Honda Motor Co.'s environmentally friendly ultra fuel-efficient hybrid Insight hatchback have topped 10,000 units in just 10 days. The figure is double and then some the monthly sales goal set for the five-door vehicle. [caption id="attachment_3980" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Honda Insight Hybrid"][/caption] The Insight base model of the Insight goes for $21,000 compared with $26,000 for the base model of Toyota ...

Toyota Plans 10 New Hybrid-Gas Electric Models

January 13, 2009 / No Comments

Toyota says it will launch as many as 10 new hybrid gas-electric models within the next four years IF the economic downturn doesn't prevent them and IF there is renewed consumer demand. When gas was $4+ gallon (US) consumers didn't mind paying an extra $3-5,000. They seem to mind now that gas is half that price. Toyota has a fleet of 500 ...

100 MPG Toyota Prius, Plug-in Hybrid Conversion

November 28, 2008 / 1 Comment

I saw the 100 MPG Toyota Prius - Plug-in Hybrid Conversion in SF. What can I say? It's a Toyota. It's a Prius. It's a hybrid. It goes a long long way on at tank of gas. Our local cheap gas stand is selling at $1.99/gal. One hundred miles for $2.00. My first car was a 1960 VW Beetle. It got ...

Toyota Plans to Sell 1 Million Hybrids in 2010

September 30, 2008 / No Comments

Toyota is doing its part to make a mint, um, decrease the impact that its cars have on the world's fossil fuel resources. By 2010 the automaker wants 1/10th of its sales to be hybrid vehicles. Toyota had not set a target date to reach one million units until now. Presently, the car maker sells 450,000 hybrids a year and ...

2009 Toyota Prius, Sharp Futuristic Looking

June 16, 2008 / No Comments

While Toyota works to improve its hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, the company is also working to make the new 2009 Prius, how shall I put this, a whole lot less ugly, sharp and futuristic-looking. In that, Toyota is making the car of the future, and will make it available in the U.S., Japan, Korea from next April. Even better news - ...

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