The Toyota Prius Prime is the most efficient electrified car you can buy in the US

October 13, 2016 by  
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Back in March Toyota unveiled their shiny 2017 Prius Prime , said to have the best MPGe rating for a plug-in hybrid ever at around 120 MPGe . But according to EPA estimates, that was a conservative figure. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime actually clocks in at 133 MPGe – which makes it the most efficient electrified vehicle for sale in the US. Drivers can switch between hyrbid mode and EV mode in the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, and the ranges for both are impressive. The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime can get up to 54 miles per gallon, and it can drive 25 miles in EV mode. Although that’s less than some vehicles – the Chevy Volt has an electric range of 53 miles – the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime’s total 640 mile driving range is higher than the Volt’s 420 miles. Related: Toyota’s new Prius Prime has the world’s highest MPGe for a plug-in hybrid The 2017 Prius Prime can drive further than past Prius models due to larger batteries and ” more powerful motors .” With a standard plug, the car can be charged in under five and a half hours. At many public charging stations, the car can be charged in just two hours and ten minutes. According to Toyota, the battery will “last for the life of the vehicle.” The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime solidly beats out the competition in terms of MPGe. The second most efficient , the BMW i3 hits 124 MPGe. The Volkswagen e-Golf and Nissan Leaf rate at 116 MPGe and 114 MPGe, respectively. The Tesla Model S 60D has a rating of 104 MPGe. Toyota says streamlined design is part of what makes the car so efficient. The hatch and rear glass window are aerodynamically formed, and LED signals and taillights, and “Quad-LED projector headlights” allow for efficient lighting. Toyota said in a statement on the new car, “The Prius Prime will please anyone who wants to reduce trips to the gas pump, and it makes a great road trip car, too. The Prius Prime is designed to drive in EV mode in more situations, helping to enhance total vehicle driving range.” Via Carscoops Images via Toyota

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Toyota’s new Prius Prime has the world’s highest MPGe for a plug-in hybrid

March 23, 2016 by  
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The 2016 Toyota Prius injects new life into the world’s most popular hybrid car

November 18, 2015 by  
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The Toyota Prius is an icon – but it isn’t known for being flashy or fun to drive. Enter the 2016 Prius , which has been redesigned from the ground up to offer better performance, head-turning looks, and landmark efficiency. We put the new Prius through its paces last week and found that it eclipses its predecessor in practically every way – read on for our first look. Read the rest of The 2016 Toyota Prius injects new life into the world’s most popular hybrid car

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377-square foot home built into the Turin hillside hides a full kitchen under the stairs

November 18, 2015 by  
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Hunter charged with killing a protected gray wolf in Oregon

November 18, 2015 by  
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The hunter who shot and killed a gray wolf last month in the woods of Oregon may pay a hefty price for the transgression. Gray wolves were considered an endangered species by state officials up until last week, when the decision was made to delist them from Oregon’s Endangered Species Act. Since killing the wolves outside of state-sanctioned “wolf-management plans” is still illegal, the offender could pay up to $6,250 in fines and spend a year in jail. Read the rest of Hunter charged with killing a protected gray wolf in Oregon

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2016 Green Car of the Year finalists announced ahead of the LA Auto Show

October 15, 2015 by  
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The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show is just about a month away and the crowning of the “Green Car of the Year” award is one of the exciting parts of the event. Green Car Journal has announced the finalists for this year’s award, including the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron, Chevy Volt , Honda Civic, Hyundai Sonata, and Toyota Prius . Read the rest of 2016 Green Car of the Year finalists announced ahead of the LA Auto Show

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Eco Village community starts to build Germany’s first Earthship

October 15, 2015 by  
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Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest and you could win a $3000 VANMOOF electric bike

October 15, 2015 by  
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It’s that time of year again: people across the United States are eating and drinking pumpkin everything , storefronts are decked out in fake cobwebs and creepy eyeball lights, and Inhabitat is launching the best Halloween costume contest to date with a chance to win a VANMOOF electric bike valued at a whopping $3,000 . Which means the competition will be stiffer than ever. We aren’t looking for witch hats from Target, folks. We’re looking for the most innovative, thought-provoking DIY costumes made by you for you – not in some factory in China. Luckily, we have a host of brilliant past costumes to share as inspiration. So roll up your sleeves, evoke your creative ghouls, and enter Inhabitat’s 2015 Halloween Contest by October 31st, 2015 for a chance to win the world’s first intelligent electric bike complete with built-in GPS tracking. ENTER YOUR ADULT COSTUMES HERE > ENTER YOUR KIDS’ COSTUMES HERE > Read the rest of Enter Inhabitat’s Green Halloween Costume Contest and you could win a $3000 VANMOOF electric bike

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The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius is sportier, leaner, and gets 10% better gas mileage

September 9, 2015 by  
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Get excited, green car fans – after months of anticipation Toyota just unveiled the first completely redesigned Prius in seven years. Meet the all-new 2016 Toyota Prius – complete with sportier looks, pumped-up specs, and 10% better gas mileage. Inhabitat is reporting live from the Vortex in Las Vegas to bring you a first look at the fourth generation of the world’s most popular hybrid car – read on for more. Read the rest of The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius is sportier, leaner, and gets 10% better gas mileage

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Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines in Hilarious April Fools’ Joke

April 4, 2014 by  
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This is definitely an April Fools ‘ joke–and one of the better ones we’ve seen yet–but we love the idea behind the “MUNIfication” of this Prius! The Bold Italic ‘s Sierra Hartman supposedly “snapped” this crazy picture of a Prius driver hitching a free energy ride on San Francisco’s MUNI power lines. Equipped with a giant trolley pole, the Franken-Prius hacks into the same overhead electrical system that propels the city’s buses. Read the rest of Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines in Hilarious April Fools’ Joke Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “april fools” , bold italic , bus , franken-hybrid , franken-prius , green transportation , hybrid cars , muni , muni bus , prius , San Francisco , sierra hartman        

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