Toyota has recalled 625,000 of their hybrid vehicles because "in limited instances, the hybrid system might shut down while the vehicle is being driven, resulting in the loss of power, bringing the vehicle to stop."
Toyota will be handing out Prius Plug-ins to several charity organizations over the next few months. Each team will be working to achieve the highest possible fuel economy scores. The winning team will receive a $2,500 donation from Toyota.
Unsure of laws surrounding limited production cars, Volkswagen ponders shipping a few of the 261mpg XL1s to the U.S. Would anyone want to buy a hyper-mileage car that they couldn’t drive on public roads?
A design flaw in the steering column of the second-generation Prius has lead Toyota to recall all 670,000 of them. An unrelated water pump problem could also become an issue for about half of these cars.
The baby of the Prius family still has some growing up to do, but its low price of admission and high-tech amenities make the Prius C an excellent value and fun to drive, even when the fun comes from a screen rather than the gas pedal.