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Toyota’s new BEVs will be obvious choices

Toyota isn’t known as a brand that takes a lot of risk, especially in the 21st century. When it came to actually taking a risk on a new sports car, it partnered with BMW to make it happen. The company has been slow to adopt battery electric technology. That’s about to change, though, as Toyota […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/10/2021
Toyota to introduce 3 new vehicles — 2 of them BEVs — this year for the U.S. market

Three new electrified vehicles are coming to Toyota‘s lineup this year, and two of those models will be fully-electric BEV models. This is big news from a company that, while having a robust lineup of hybrids, hasn’t launched a full BEV in the North American market yet. “We continue to be leaders in electrification that […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/10/2021
2021 Toyota Prius vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime: Should you add the plug to your Prius life?

With two different flavors of Toyota Prius, having to decide which one to get is a tough decision. Both offer compelling reasons why you should get them as your next daily driver. So, which one should you get? We have a rundown on both vehicles to show you what’s different between each one. 2021 Toyota […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2021
22 new or updated hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles coming to market in 2021

Electrification doesn’t mean only more battery-electric vehicles entering the market. They also include hybrids in both plug-in and self-charging flavors. Automakers are rolling hybrids out in droves as part of the industry’s move away from internal combustion engines. Both mainstream and luxury brands all offer hybrids and plug-in hybrids in different flavors, meaning there’s something […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/8/2021
Toyota models that should be ready for Prime time

Toyota‘s Prime family of plug-in hybrids is growing at what could best be described as a ‘cautious’ pace. In a world where plug-ins are becoming increasingly common alongside traditional battery-assisted hybrids, it’s hard to understand why the auto industry’s BEV pioneer has been content to restrict its Prime brand to the Prius hatch and the […]

by Benjamin Hunting
2/3/2021
2023 Toyota Sequoia: Will electrification make it more enticing?

The current Toyota Sequoia is an automotive dinosaur at this point. In production since the 2008 model year, this full-size SUV has undergone multiple refreshes. The latest one added a modern infotainment system and active driver assistance features. However, the moment you drive it, you immediately notice how dated the Sequoia is. A new generation […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/29/2021
2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid review: The original 3-row hybrid crossover

The Toyota Highlander has always had an electrified variant even before the auto industry began pivoting toward electrification. For a while, the Highlander Hybrid was the sole three-row electrified crossover. Now, that’s no longer the case, Toyota has competitors in that space meaning the Highlander needs to step up to the plate to win a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/25/2021
Toyota’s hybrid electric powertrain, Hybrid Synergy Drive, explained

No other automaker is as synonymous with hybrid powertrains as Toyota. Ever since the first-generation Prius debuted, Toyota has made it clear that it’s the leader in that field. Now, the Japanese automaker has made further commitments to the technology, announcing that every vehicle it sells in the U.S. by 2025 will be available with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/22/2021
History 101: 5 incredible early EVs you’ve likely forgotten about

Even casual car fans know about the GM EV1, long described as a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles. That recognition may come from the well-received 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? But what about the other early EVs that popped up in the late 1990s? Electric vehicles on sale today owe a […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
1/22/2021
Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010 Hybrid Le Mans race car revealed

Toyota’s entry to the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans has been unveiled and it’s called the GR010 Hybrid Hypercar. This race car replaces the TS050 Hybrid, which gave Toyota its first win at Le Mans in 2018 making them the second Japanese manufacturer to do so after Mazda won it back in 1991. Powering […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/16/2021