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Biggest-ever Toyota Recall Announced; 3.8 Million Cars and Trucks

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyota's floor mat recall is a bit unusual because owners are being asked to "make the fix" right away and on their own; this tell us the government considers the problem an immediate and important safety risk.

Green Commercials (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We rounded up some cute, clever, and funny green-themed commercials for your viewing pleasure. Watch and tell us which commercial gets its message acr...

California Dreaming: Driving on Sunshine

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Bottom line, if your enthusiastic about EVs, this may be your time to plug-in and get involved. Find out for yourself why there's electricity in the air around EVs.

Eco Etiquette: Is a New Prius Worse for the Environment Than an Old SUV?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

While you certainly won't get as many nods driving a 1994 Geo Metro XFi as you would with a new loaded solar-roof Prius (though you may get as many looks), I will grant you more green bragging rights.

How The Chevy Volt Got Its $40k Price Tag

AdAge | Dave Guilford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT ( -- In 2006, Bob Lutz was steaming over Toyota's success with the Prius hybrid. ...

Toyota Reports $819M Loss In Q2

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Booming sales of the Prius hybrid helped the world's No. 1 automaker Toyota deliver a smaller-than-expected 77.82 billion yen ($819 mill...

Hot Ticket Hybrids Bring Green To Carmakers

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota Motor Corp's Prius hybrid was Japan's best-selling car in June while Honda Motor Co's rival Insight ranked fourth, helping the two hybrid leade...

Top 10 Green Cars Of 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So, if you're due for a new ride, consider one of the most eco-friendly cars released this year: from the Tesla Roadster to the Volkswagon Jetta TDI. ...

Canada Greens Our Roads with Electric Vehicles

Jean Jerome Baudry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jean Jerome Baudry

It is time for society to really embrace electric vehicles into our everyday way of life and say good-bye to traditional gasoline vehicles.

Note to GM, Relevance is Good Business

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

Toyota's long-term strategy for bringing energy-efficient vehicles to the market is apparently working.

New Prius Is Japan's Best Domestic Seller

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Toyota's Prius was the No. 1 selling vehicle in Japan for May, clinching the top spot in the domestic market for the first time and over...

Toyota Will Lease Plug-In Hybrids By End Of 2009

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Toyota said Wednesday it will start leasing plug-in hybrid cars, that are even greener than its hit Prius, by the end of this year in th...

Prius Sales Booming In Japan Despite Sour Economy

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Orders in Japan for Toyota's new Prius hybrid have topped a booming 110,000, a major dealership chain said Saturday, in what is turning ...

George Will Disses the Prius, Obama and the Facts

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alex Pasternack

Contrary to what George Will said on This Week, Toyota and independent analysts say the Prius is a money maker for Toyota, and it has been since 2001. George has been on difficult terms with accuracy.

"Green cars" - Latest Automotive Marketing Scam

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

The numbers may tell one story, but because cars are still all about emotion, fun, sex and fashion, there's a large audience you'd have a hard time convincing that the Prius is "better" than the Mini.

One Man's Car Shows Why Aid to the Automakers Must Include a Commitment to Fuel Efficiency

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mitchell Bard

By forcing General Motors and Chrysler to shift focus to a future of fuel-efficient vehicles, all of the concerns can be addressed. The automakers can be saved.

Hybrid Wars: Toyota To Sell Two Prius Models

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO — Toyota will continue to sell the current Prius when the revamped version goes on sale in May in an unusual move likely to help the top-s...

New Honda Insight Takes On Prius

New York Times | HIROKO TABUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The road is about to get a little more crowded for the Toyota Prius. Starting Tuesday, the Honda Motor Company will offer American consumers what it b...

Hybrid Car Sales Hit A Roadblock

LA Times | Ken Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Ford and Honda hybrids due out this month are among dozens planned for the coming years as automakers try to meet new fuel-efficiency standards an...

Your Diet has More Climate Change Impact than your Car

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Penny Herscher

The meat industry produces more carbon emissions than the auto industry.

2009 Prius Offers Best New Car Value, Says Consumer Reports

AP | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DETROIT — The 2009 Toyota Prius Touring edition offers the best new car value, says Consumer Reports magazine. The magazine, known for its annu...

So You Want to Save the Planet? Drive Stick

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

You can still achieve some sustainable progress by buying a car that runs on gas, but that manages relatively high mileage. And you can max out your mileage by going for a stick shift.

The Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Of 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most Efficient Two-Seaters 1. 2009 Smart Fortwo Convertible and Smart Fortwo Coupe These cars get 33mpg city and 41 mpg highway. They use...

Automakers, Fearing for Their Lives, Are Going Green Fast

Hank Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Hank Green

The more Ford, GM and Chrysler talk about their electric vehicles, the more they appear to be actually innovating, instead of stagnating.

2010 Prius To Get 50 MPG, Solar Roof

EcoGeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Toyota just unveiled the third generation Toyota Prius, a car that has absolutely revolutionized the industry and what it means to be environmentally ...