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2018 EcoRun surpasses all expectations

AJAC EcoRun continues to be showcase for fuel-efficient vehicles, driving

The 19 journalist drivers were required to maintain the posted speed-limits but were encouraged to be as efficient as possible with the “go pedal.” Read More


UK study finds hybrids fall way short of economy ratings

Some plug-in hybrids missed their advertised ratings by almost 6 L/100 km Read More

Fuel Economy Green Cars Jun 6, 2018, 2:30 AM

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

Report says UK considering Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle ban

Autocar and FT report says government considering EV range requirements Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry May 7, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Toyota recalling 53,000 vehicles over airbag issues

2016 Prius, 2016 Lexus RX, 2015-16 Lexus NX airbags may not deploy Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Feb 1, 2018, 3:30 AM

More than 125,000 vehicles recalled in Canada

Honda Odyssey, Nissan Micra account for 86% of total vehicles recalled

Nearly 70,000 Odysseys recalled to fix issue with outboard second row seats, while over 39,000 Micras must counter inadvertent side airbag deployment. Read More

Car Safety Dec 4, 2017, 9:30 PM

Toyota recalls nearly 70,000 vehicles

28,600 2018 C-HR and 39,900 2012-2015 Prius Plug-In Hybrids affected

C-HR recalled due to a faulty electronic parking brake; Prius Plug-In has issues with the EV fuse, if it is repeatedly operated in EV mode under load. Read More

Car Safety Nov 16, 2017, 9:30 PM

Over 388,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Total of 21 actions involve 59 models from 17 different makes

Issues affect concerns over software glitches to airbag inflators, from alternators to power steering modules, from transmission mapping to fuel lines. Read More

Car Safety Aug 4, 2017, 9:40 PM

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Toyota sweeps 2017 AJAC Canadian Green Car awards

Prius and RAV4 Hybrid take AJAC’s top awards for environmentally friendly vehicles

The 2017 Toyota Prius is the AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year and the RAV4 Hybrid is the Green Utility Vehicle of the Year. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Green Cars Mar 29, 2017, 6:15 AM

Green Car of the Year award down to 5 finalists

BMW 3 Series,Chev Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima, Toyota Prius

This year’s finalists represent the momentum electrification is experiencing in the auto industry.~Ron Cogan, Green Car Journal PUblisher and Editor. Read More

Auto Shows Green Cars Nov 12, 2016, 10:05 PM

What you should know about Toyota’s plug-in Prius Prime

Is the latest generation of Toyota’s plug-in hybrid finally ready for prime time?

With the arrival of the 2017 Prius Prime, Toyota offers a competitive plug-in hybrid that will go up to 35 kilometres in electric-only mode. Read More

New Cars Automotive Reviews Green Cars Oct 12, 2016, 12:55 PM

Plug-in Prius Prime not coming to Canada – yet!

Toyota is waiting on pending legislation in Quebec before introducing the Prime

The Prius Prime will be introduced into the American market this fall but Canadians will have to wait until the spring of 2017 – at least. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Fuel Economy Oct 3, 2016, 11:00 PM

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Meet the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius

The 2016 model is the fourth generation of Toyota's pioneering hybrid

The Prius is the world's best-selling hybrid by far, which makes the arrival of a brand-new generation a very big deal indeed. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Automotive Reviews Feb 9, 2016, 4:50 PM

10 concepts whose looks weren’t quite right

Love at first sight may be endearing but isn’t always enduring

Concepts aren’t always exactly like the vehicles that eventually come to market. That can be seen as bad, because the concepts are so awesome, but isn’t always. Read More

Future Cars Jan 30, 2016, 5:30 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Toyota Prius adds a fun factor

Fourth-generation of Toyota's original hybrid coming to Canada early next year

Toyota wants the newest Prius to be more mainstream, still using very little gasoline, but driving more like a conventional car. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Automotive Reviews Nov 17, 2015, 7:35 AM

Finalists announced for Green Car of the Year

Audi e-tron, Chev Volt, Civic, Sonata and Prius make final five

Annual Green Car Journal awards are voted on by jury of noted environment and efficient-energy leaders, as well as celebrity car collector Jay Leno. Read More

Auto Awards Green Cars Auto Shows Oct 15, 2015, 4:00 AM

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New simplified architecture to underpin 50% of all Toyotas

Next-generation Prius will be one of the first vehicles built on the new TNGA architecture

Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) is said to be lighter and more compact and compatible with both front- and rear-wheel drive layouts. Read More

Auto Industry Auto Technology Mar 26, 2015, 9:00 PM

50 years of Toyota in Canada

From upstart import to solid Canadian citizen

From an upstart import, when it arrived in 1964 to a solid Canadian citizen with two assembly plants in this country today, Toyota has a proud history in Canada. Here's a look at some of the cars that have been part of that history. Read More

Auto Industry Classic Cars New Cars Oct 26, 2014, 1:50 PM

Toyota chairman pushes hybrids

Father of the Prius calls on industry to reach 5-million hybrid sales by end of 2016

Hybrid pioneer says they have key advantages that make them popular and that they'll play a greater role in the future than is widely recognized. Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology Oct 1, 2013, 4:15 PM

Next-generation Toyota Prius to get improved powertrain

Hybrid will feature advances in battery, electric motor and gasoline-engine technologies

New family of Toyota hybrid powertrains will deliver improved fuel economy in a more compact package that is lighter in weight and lower in cost. Read More

Green Cars Auto Technology New Cars Sep 2, 2013, 7:00 PM

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Prius sales top three-million since introduction

The first-generation Prius was launched in Canada in 2000, as a 2001 model

Over three generations, Toyota says, it reduced the cost of the Prius hybrid system by two-thirds and increased its fuel efficiency by more than 35%. Read More

Auto Industry Green Cars Jul 4, 2013, 7:00 PM

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid now on sale in Canada

Prius Plug-in has the lowest starting price of any plug-in hybrid in Canada

Prius Plug-in Hybrid customers with short commutes can potentially operate in electric mode all the time without ever using any gasoline. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Sep 13, 2012, 9:00 AM

2012 Toyota Prius C

In typical around-town use, the sub-compact Prius C is in its element

The Prius C will be sought and bought because it is frugal and high tech and because mere ownership broadcasts a concern about the environment. Read More

New Cars Green Cars Jun 18, 2012, 8:00 PM

Transport Canada to test clean vehicle technologies

Prior program will expand to include heavy-duty trucks and a broader range of technologies

Government test program on advanced vehicle technologies will help develop safety and environmental regulations and industry codes and standards. Read More


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