Toyota Unveils New Prius Hybrid With 55 MPG Claim, Will It Sell Amid Low Gas Prices?The 2016 Prius is more sculpted and sportier looking than the current version as Toyota tries to move the car from appealing mainly to environmentalists to more of a mainstream vehicle.
Prius No Longer The Darling Of Bay Area Hybrid Car Lovers, But A Facelift Might HelpOnce upon a time, you had to get on a waiting list just to test drive a Prius at the Toyota dealer, in Berkeley. Not so, anymore. If sales are the bottom line, it looks like the darling of the Bay Area’s hybrid crowd has lost its luster.
Driver Survives After GPS Leads Him In Front Of Speeding Caltrain In AthertonThe driver of the Toyota Prius had mistakenly made a turn onto the tracks on the direction of his GPS unit.
New Tesla For The Price Of A Prius? Electric Automaker Unveils Tesla Model 3 Sedan For $35,000 Tesla Motors, makers of luxury and performance electric cars, will now have a smaller fourth version Model 3 priced at $35,000 to compete with the BMW 3 Series and at the same price as a loaded Toyota Prius, making owning a Tesla much more plausible for the rest of us.
Google Building Car With No Steering WheelGoogle will build a car without a steering wheel with hopes of having 100 prototypes on public roads in a year.
ConsumerWatch: Prius Part Susceptible To Melting?We've heard that too much sun can be bad for your skin...well, what about your car? Connie Chu thought she'd been the victim of a hit and run when she walked outside and saw the warped spoiler on her Toyota Prius.
Toyota Recalls 242,000 Prius, Lexus Hybrid CarsThe company said Wednesday the recall applies to about 233,000 Prius vehicles made between March and October 2009 and about 9,000 Lexus HS250h models made between June and October 2009.
Prius Catches Fire In Corte Madera Garage, Causes ExplosionA hybrid car that caught fire in the garage of a Corte Madera home set off an explosion that burned part of the home, nearly injuring the woman residing there.
4 Dead, 5 Hurt After Head-on Collision Involving Minivan, Prius Near Placerville A crash on Highway 50 near Placerville has killed four people and injured five others.
ConsumerWatch: Toyota Recalls 2.77 Million Vehicles Over Steering, Water Pump WoesToyota Motor Corp. says it’s recalling 2.77 million vehicles around the world for a steering shaft defect that may result in faulty steering and a water pump problem.
Bay Area Hybrid Vehicles Owners Bid Farewell To Carpool Lane PerkCome July 1, drivers can no longer zip solo in a California carpool lane simply by displaying the telltale yellow "clean air vehicle" on their car's rear bumper.
Berkeley Lot Sees Greater Demand For Used Low-Mileage VehiclesMore car buyers have been turning to low-mileage used cars rather than investing in brand new hybrid or electric models to try and beat high gas prices.