Science Sells: Toyota Teaches Physics in New Web Campaign

August 16th, 2012 by

by Zach McDonald – HybridCars.com Last year, a study by AutoPacific found that about 70 percent of Prius drivers have a college education, which probably comes as little surprise to anyone who’s ever listened to a hybrid owner proudly describe the inner workings of his car’s regenerative braking system. Indeed, at least in its early…

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Worldwide Sales of Toyota Hybrids Top 4 Million Units

May 29th, 2012 by

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) recently announced that global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped the 4 million mark as of April 30, 2012. Currently, Toyota sells 18 hybrid passenger vehicles in 80 countries and regions around the world. And this year, hybrid sales accounted for 15 percent of TMC’s global vehicle sales. The…

First Drive: Toyota Prius c

February 23rd, 2012 by

It’s been twelve years since the Toyota Prius first came on to the American stage. Thought of as a science experiment then, and in many ways it was, now in it’s third generation the Prius Liftback IS the face of Toyota. While the hybrid and plugin electric market may only be 2.5% of all vehicle…

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The Prius V Is Here, See It In Action

November 7th, 2011 by

We’ve talked about it for quite some time, and now it’s finally here, the first new model of the Prius line, it’s the Prius V. V is for Versatility! The Prius V has as much cargo capacity as most CUV’s on the market today, yet returns the superior fuel economy you would expect from a…

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Volkswagen Confirms 2013 Production of XL1 Plug-in Diesel Hybrid

November 4th, 2011 by

Zack McDonald from HybridCars.com contacted us and asked if he could be a guest blogger for LAcarGUY, we were happy to oblige! Remember the Volkswagen L1 that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2009? If not, here’s a brief refresher: The carbon-fiber bodied L1 concept was powered by a 0.8-liter two-cylinder diesel engine…

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LAcarGUY Leads The Way At The National Plugin Day EV Parade

October 20th, 2011 by

Sunday was National Plug-in Day (October 16, 2011), with over 200 EV drivers taking part in a parade of electric vehicles in Santa Monica, California over the weekend and LAcarGUY was there with Mike Sullivan driving the Prius Plugin and Kelly Sullivan driving the Fisker Karma! Congresswoman Janice Hahn of California along with California state…

Join LAcarGUY At The AltCar Expo Friday And Saturday

September 29th, 2011 by

Join LAcarGUY at the 6th Annual AltCar Expo & Conference Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st from 10am until 5pm at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. This event provides one of the most extensive presentations of Alternative technology vehicles and transportation, infrastructure, renewable energies, energy efficiency and urban planning found worldwide. There will also…

A Closer Look: Toyota’s 2012 Prius V

June 29th, 2011 by

As you may know, Toyota is growing its Prius family line of vehicles in hopes that a few variations on our most successful battery-powered recipe will offer buyers solutions that the conventional Prius simply couldn’t match. Have you been considering a Prius but felt that the standard vehicle would not accommodate your growing family? Or…

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ACarIsNotARefrigerator.com Looks Forward To The Opening Of Fisker Santa Monica

May 27th, 2011 by

At the beginning of 2011, I heard rumors of a Fisker store coming to town. A few weeks ago, while I was at Lexus Santa Monica testing the new 2011 Lexus CT 200h, I learned that Sullivan Automotive Group (Lexus Santa Monica’s parent) was building a Fisker store next to its Volkswagen Santa Monica dealership….

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LAcarGUY Sponsors RETHINK: GREEN Charity Gala Benefiting Environmental Charter Schools

March 31st, 2011 by

    LAcarGUY is deep in the green! As a sponsor for the upcoming RETHINK:GREEN Charity Gala, LAcarGUY puts a national stamp on its environmental awareness. The event will celebrate ten successful years of Environmental Charter Schools and raise funds for the national launch of the Green Ambassadors Institute in 2011. RETHINK: GREEN will take…

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