Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Design to be Altered

November 7, 2012 / No Comments

The Toyota Prius, as you all know, is one of the most popular and recognizable cars in the world. The unique design has made the car a style icon already. The slippery, wedge-like design was originally developed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Well, the Toyota Prius design which has become a familiar site on the world’s roads may change soon. Yes, Toyota ...

Toyota Introduces Mutual System for Power Supply between Vehicle and Home

June 8, 2012 / No Comments

Toyota has made a big move in the hybrid-electric drive world with its new vehicle to home (V2H) mutual power supply system. The home power system has been developed as an equally beneficial power supply unit for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. The power supply system developed by the company has an AC100 V inverter. This converts power stored in the ...

Toyota Prius-Inspired Bicycle Gets Set to Hit the Road

July 20, 2011 / No Comments

Toyota is already on an electric high thanks to their Prius model. The Japanese giant now has its name associated with a more greener mode of transport  - the bicycle. Toyota, for its Prius Project No. 011, has contacted one of the best reputed brand in bicycle production, Parlee Cycles. Ten weeks after the talks, we have the Prius-inspired bicycle raring to take ...

Toyota Prius EPA’s Most Fuel Efficient Car; Bugatti Veyron Last on the List

November 9, 2010 / 1 Comment

It’s good news all around for the 2011 Toyota Prius! The car has just been placed top on the US Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of most fuel-efficient cars. The vehicle gives an unbeatable mileage of 51 mpg (4.6 liters/100 km) in city driving a whopping 48 mpg (4.9 liters/100 km) on the American highway.

40,000 California Plug-In Hybrids Given HOV Lane Access

September 2, 2010 / No Comments

In the state of California, vehicles that meet certain fuel economy and tailpipe emission criteria have been given special access to the high occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as HOV or carpool lane. In cities that are swamped with cars, this is a major advantage to hybrid and other green car owners.

InterPark Announces Green Sweepstakes

September 2, 2010 / No Comments

In an attempt to encourage the concept of environmental sustainability in Chicago, InterPark has announced that it is launching the 2010 "Green Sweepstakes" contest. The Sweepstakes has exciting prizes to be won – most sought after of which will definitely be a two-year lease on a 2010 Tesla Roadster convertible.

Win-Win for Green Cabbie Paton

August 30, 2010 / No Comments

A taxi fleet owner in Scotland is due to get his second environmental award for 2010. His mission to make a green impact in the taxi industry is getting noticed and acknowledged.

Cameron Diaz in a Topless Prius, Doing Good for Mother Earth

May 28, 2009 / 2 Comments

Cameron Diaz topless? Or Cameron Diaz in a topless Prius? Both of those headlines would make us happy here at Greenpacks. [caption id="attachment_5321" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Cameron Diaz in a Topless Toyota Prius (edited)"][/caption] Seriously. Cameron Diaz is the new celebrity face for the environment. So, I went looking to see what else the pretty lady has done for our home - planet ...

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 ...

Solar Powered Toyota Prius in 2010

January 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

Toyota is coming out with a new Prius, a solar-powered Prius. The car will have solar panels in its roof that will be used to run the car's air conditioning. And, when does a car need air conditioning? Right! When the sun is out. The 2010 Prius is expected to get 55+mpg, be plug-in-able, smaller, a wagon, and even Li-ion battery ...