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Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines

Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines

When we first spotted this crazy picture of a Prius driver hitching a free energy ride on San Francisco's MUNI power lines, we couldn't believe it! Equipped with a giant trolley pole, the Franken-Prius

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Study Claims Driving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Won’t Slow Climate Change

Study Claims Driving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Won’t Slow Climate Change

Researchers from North Carolina State University report that despite the recent increase in electric drive passenger vehicles (EDVs) sales, will not significantly reduce emissions of high-profile air

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Lexus Releases Sneak Preview of its New Driverless Vehicle

Lexus Releases Sneak Preview of its New Driverless Vehicle

Google no longer has a monopoly on driverless vehicles. Lexus has unveiled a sneak preview of its luxury LS model equipped with proprietary Intelligent Transport Systems technology, including an on-board

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TEST DRIVE: We Take the Tiny Prius c Out for a Picnic

TEST DRIVE: We Take the Tiny Prius c Out for a Picnic

The first thing everyone wants to know about a Prius is its mileage. How did it do? Well, official estimates are 53 city and 46 highway. On our test it was easy to get 40 mpg with combined city and

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Roomier Toyota Prius v for a Spin

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the Roomier Toyota Prius v for a Spin

That being said, Toyota hasn't changed much else about this car besides the size, which presents some problems. Toyota seems to have plugged the same engine and motor into this car that goes into other

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2012 Toyota Prius c Has the Highest City MPG Rating of All Plugless Vehicles

2012 Toyota Prius c Has the Highest City MPG Rating of All Plugless Vehicles

Toyota's newest Prius model, the 2012 Prius c, is set to hit dealerships next month. The Prius c is now the smallest Prius model available and sits at the opposite end of the lineup from the "versatile"

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Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Tiny Prius Model C to Debut at Tokyo Motor Show

Hard to believe the Toyota Prius is 15 years old as a brand. After only a few tweaks in design over the years, Toyota is finally letting loose some new form factors of the proven technology. They just

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Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

Japan’s Prius C Brochure Leaked Ahead of Official Introduction [PICS]

The brochure for the Japanese domestic market Toyota Prius C was just leaked ahead of the vehicle's official intro at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, giving us a sneak peak at its real-world numbers.

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Google’s Self Driving Car Crashes – But It May Not Be How You Think

Google’s Self Driving Car Crashes – But It May Not Be How You Think

We've been following Google's awesome self-driving car since the search giant broke the news last fall that it was developing an autonomous, robotic car that drives itself. By using sensors and specially

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Pure Air: Prius Solar Power Ventilation System Modified to Clean Air in Huts

Pure Air: Prius Solar Power Ventilation System Modified to Clean Air in Huts

Witmer's inspiration from the idea came from his many camping trips where he cooks over open fires. Even though he cooks outdoors, the smoke from the fire still burns his eyes and irritates his lungs,

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Prius-Powered Roller Coaster is Made Up of Toyota Parts

Prius-Powered Roller Coaster is Made Up of Toyota Parts

Toyota and Pittsburgh-based Deeplocal have teamed up to create a Prius-powered hybrid roller coaster. The idea was to see if the car’s braking energy could be harvested to power other parts of a theme

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Toyota Unveils Future Plan to Release 10 More Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by 2015

Toyota Unveils Future Plan to Release 10 More Electric and Hybrid Vehicles by 2015

Yesterday we reported on Toyota's hybrid car sales topping 3 million vehicles worldwide and this morning the automaker announced that there's a lot more where those came from. In their "Toyota Global

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Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Hybrid Car Sales Top 3 Million Vehicles Worldwide

So far it's been a big year for the Toyota Prius - not only did the world's most popular hybrid car receive an official pluralization (Prii), but Toyota just announced that its hybrid sales have topped 3

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Toyota Will Debut Their New Yaris Hybrid and Prius+ at the Geneva Motor Show

Toyota Will Debut Their New Yaris Hybrid and Prius+ at the Geneva Motor Show

After much talk, Toyota will debut its brand new Yaris HSD concept at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show this March, dedicating its entire stand at the show to the new hybrid technology. The Yaris will

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New Toyota Hybrid Will Feature Lithium-Ion Battery

New Toyota Hybrid Will Feature Lithium-Ion Battery

Though no official announcement has been made, a source close to Toyota has stated that the company will manufacture a hybrid with a lithium-ion battery "in the very near future." This will be the first

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Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Top 7 Sexiest Green Cars From the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!

Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Porsche kicked off the Detroit Auto Show with a bang as they unveiled the pulse-pounding 918 RSR, a brand new powerhouse hybrid racer. The smoothly sculpted 767 horsepower

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Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Toyota Unveils New Family of Prius Vehicles at the Detroit Auto Show!

Just minutes ago, Toyota unveiled their new family of Prius vehicles at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Once the gold standard for energy-efficient cars, the company has faced rapidly

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Prius Gets Optional Sound Enhancer to Protect Pedestrians

Prius Gets Optional Sound Enhancer to Protect Pedestrians

The Prius might be good for the earth, but it's a bane to many pedestrians and bicyclists because it has an almost-silent engine. Many people (especially the blind) have been concerned about accidents --

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Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

Human-Powered Sno-Cones at Outside Lands Music Fest

This weekend, San Francisco hosts the major — and pricey — music festival Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. The main attraction (besides the tunes)? Toyota and nonprofit Global Inheritance will give

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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California to Get 1,600 New Coulomb EV ChargePoint Stations!

California to Get 1,600 New Coulomb EV ChargePoint Stations!

Us East Coasters are green with envy once again this morning. Word on EV street is that Coulomb Technologies is expected to announce today that it'll be installing 1,600 new electric vehicle charging

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Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota is capitalizing on the success of its hybrid Prius by releasing 8 new body styles--the first of which will be a compact van. Dubbed "Alpha", the MPV will launch in Spring 2011. Now larger families

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Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

The Toyota Prius revolutionized the world of hybrid cars. Now Toyota is set to dominate hybrid minivans with the upcoming Prius minivan, set to hit showrooms early next year! According to Toyota, the

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Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

Toyota Recalls 437,000 Hybrid Vehicles Due to Braking Glitch

If you're one of many greenies who recently purchased a 2010 Toyota Prius, turn that ride right around. The Japanese company has just announced that it's recalling 437,000 of its hybrid cars because of a

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3Prong Power Upgrades Any Prius to Plug-in Status

3Prong Power Upgrades Any Prius to Plug-in Status

Toyota is leasing 500 prototype plug-in hybrid Prius's to lucky recipients in the U.S, Europe, and Japan next year, but what about all the other Prius owners who want to provide some plug-in juice to

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First Algae-Powered Car Attempts to Cross US on 25 Gallons

First Algae-Powered Car Attempts to Cross US on 25 Gallons

Just yesterday San Francisco saw the unveiling of the world's first algae fuel-powered vehicle, dubbed the Algaeus. The plug-in hybrid car, which is a Prius tricked out with a nickel metal hydride battery

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IS IT GREEN?: ZipCar

IS IT GREEN?: ZipCar

One of the great perpetrators of the United States' wastefulness is urban sprawl, which leads to SOV (single occupancy vehicle) disorder. Many Americans drive to work, and we usually don’t carpool.

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The 2010 Prius Revealed

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The 2010 Prius Revealed

Recently several auto sites revealed a first glimpse of the eagerly anticipated 2010 Prius! Currently scheduled for official unveiling in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit,

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Solar Powered Toyota Prius!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Solar Powered Toyota Prius!

The manufacturer of the most popular hybrid car on the market is planning take its green vision even further. Toyota, the makers of the Prius, have decided that the best way to make their top selling

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