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This week Paul joins Tony, Russell & Danny on the slow road to hell that is the 2016 Prius reveal. It’s so slow that we might have an autonomous Google car in production first. Or a Porsche Tesla Model S competitor. Or an Audi e-tron Tesla Model S competitor. Or a Hyundai Prius-fighter. Or maybe […]
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Source: Volkswagen, Audi Expect to “Electrify” Entire Line-Up | TheDetroitBureau.com
Long focused on high-mileage diesels, Volkswagen and its luxury arm Audi are suddenly getting charged up about battery power. So much so, in fact, that virtually all of the vehicles sold by both the mainstream VW and high-line Audi brands will offer some form of “electrified” options in the near future.
The German brands may even start dropping some conventional gas and diesel models in favor of hybrids, plug-ins and pure battery-electric vehicles, officials noted during a series of interviews at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Even sibling brands Bentley and Porsche are getting into the battery act, the former planning a new plug-in SUV, and the sports carmaker coming to Frankfurt with a 600-horsepower performance model.
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You can still find the Utube, "Meet the...
Following the 2016 Prius reveal in Las Vegas, members of the What Drives Us podcast and Toyota’s Prius Experts panel got together for a late night show to talk about what they saw, what they didn’t see, and answer questions from PriusChat.com.
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Audi is the 6th car maker to say they will make a 200+ mile bev by the end of 2018
310 Mile Audi e-tron Quattro Concept Revealed, Production in 2018 (w/videos)
Pretty cool 0.25 drag coeficient for an SUV, but of course it will be higher in the US because of regulations.
Maybe we should count it as only 5 as Porsche is part of vw group like Audi, and they may be sharing batteries, but porshe has a fater charging car concept
Porsche Mission E Revealed: 500 km/310 Mile Range, 60 In 3.5 Seconds, 15 Minute Charges
Ford, Chevy, and Nissan have already made their announcements, and Tesla is currently selling one.
2016 Nissan LEAF: 107 Miles EPA Range - Full Specs/Pricing
where 100 == no pollution
Electric: 65 BMW i3
61 Smart ForTwo EV
Hybrid: 57 Prius C
56 BMW i3 with V2 engine
Gasoline: 54 Mirage 1.2
53 Smart ForTwo 1.0 and Toyota-Scion IQ
Natural Gas: 54 Civic CNG
Diesel: 47 Jetta and Golf
Other Random Cars of Note:
51 Fiesta with 3 cylinder engine
47 Tesla S
40 Charger V6
39 Porsche Panamera hybrid
29 Charger Hellcat (the 707 hp machine reviewers are drooling over)
Ranked by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. LINK:...
You can find all of the 2016 Prius official press photos provided by Toyota to PriusChat in this media album:
2016 Toyota Prius Official Press Photos | PriusChat
Here's a selection.
Toyota's press releases for the 4th generation 2016 Prius vary widely across the world in the information provided and the amount of it. So, I've included all of the press releases from across the world, starting with the global release, then the US release, then the Euro release. Keep in mind that some of the features will vary across the world.
Due to the multiple releases that Toyota is putting out, these are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent releases first since they contain more information than the previous.
Under the Hood of the All-new Toyota Prius
Toyota City, Japan, October 13, 2015―In its fourth generation, the Toyota Prius is set to take on new markets with groundbreaking environmental performance, a bold new design, and a fun-to-drive spirit. Today, Toyota is proud to unveil the technological advances that enable its hybrid flagship to break the mold while still remaining true to...
We've collected almost 700 photos that the PriusChat team took at the 2016 Prius Reveal.
It might sound like a lot, but believe me, they are definitely worth your time.
2016 Prius Reveal | PriusChat
I searched prior to posting this tidbit. Hadn't seen that this was posted. If so, forgive me. But I came across this today. Is this a joke?
Toyota files patent for flying Prius-style car - Car Keys
Nationwide Launch Of Next-Generation Chevrolet Volt Delayed Until Early Or Mid 2016
Well, so much for getting a Gen 2 Volt this year. Unless you live in California, or one of the other rollout states in a few months.
For comparison, here's the original timeline:
Toyota spends $50 million to accelerate self-driving car program
"Toyota is spending $50 million to accelerate the pace of its autonomous car research, the Japanese automaker announced Friday. The company will use the investment over the next five years to establish joint research facilities at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, both of which team with professors boasting robotics, engineering and artificial intelligence degrees."
Elon Musk reveals when you can order a Tesla Model 3 electric car - CNET
The Musk tweet:
"Model 3, our smaller and lower cost sedan will start production in about 2 years. Fully operational Gigafactory needed."
Here it is guys...the thread for discussion on how to improve our infrastructure in the US. Oregon will be taxing road usage on hybrids, things are changing...Gas is low at the moment, but doesn't change the fact we pollute and use our roads.
Here are my thoughts:
- Minimal sales tax on any energy, Gas or Electric
- Tax vehicles (or put a fee on them) annually based on the # of tires, # of miles driven, amount of Carbon exerted - put away the excise tax or make it a set fee on top
- The above will make all vehicles treated equally, will also lower gas prices, and will help our infrastructure. Hybrids would also take advantage because now the amount of pollution exerted is put in the fee
- The pool of money should go to a central organization that is completely transparent
- The amount of road-work needed or vehicle traffic in the US should be transparent per community - and complex math and algorithms should be able to predict who needs the fund
- The funds should...
model Aug_15 Jul_15 Jun_15 May_15 1 Prius Liftback 10450 11203 9559 11921 2 Ram Pickup Diesel 4093 4775 5050 5647 3 Prius c 3844 3517 2756 3763 4 Camry Hybrid 3314 2756 2755 3174 5 Prius v (lowercase v) 3119 2620 2272 3152 6 Fusion Hybrid 2441 2157 1691 2440 7 Passat Diesel 1991 2372 2489 2769 8 Golf Sportwagon Diesel 1977 2174 1506 1419 9 Jetta Diesel 1820 1999 1852 2141 10 Sonata 1647 1837 2334 2943 11 Model S 1600 1800 2800 2300 12 CT200h 1504 1374 1118 1436 13 C-Max Hybrid 1501 1225 1814 1892 14 Leaf 1393 1174 2074 2104 15 Volt 1380 1313 1225 1618 16 Accord Hybrid 1369 1481 1241 1463 17 Avalon Hybrid 1322 1175 973 1114 18 ES Hybrid 1281 891 711 911 19 Optima Hybrid 1167 873 897 1046 20 Golf Diesel 954 903 955 1011 21 Fusion Energi 949 852 727 986 22 i3* 792 935 551 818 23 C-Max Energi 723 693 667 715 24 MKZ 713 725 700 1005 25 RX 400 / 450 h 599 530 486 551 26 Civic Hybrid 590 463 391 458 27 XV Crosstrek Hybrid 455 559 493 557 28 Q5 Diesel 421 567 462 517 29 Q7 Diesel 412 506 360 386 30 Touareg Diesel 411 374 328 348 31 X5 Diesel 391 233 422 1299...
We've been offered a great opportunity to help PriusChatters jazz up their existing Prius at a great discount.
From now until Friday, September 11th, you can get $100 off the MSRP of Clazzio leather seats covers. These seat covers are easy to install and amazing quality. I have a beautiful set of two-tone Gray/Light Gray with Blue stitching in my PiP.
Here's the pricing for the sale:
Solid OEM Leather - $399 (save $100 off MSRP)
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Clazzio Leather Seat Covers for...
Is the honeymoon over?
UPDATE 13-Oil jumps 8 pct, biggest 3-day surge since 1990| Reuters
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