Aug 21, 2015

Toyota to add 1,400 workers for new Prius and Land Cruiser

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to add about 1,400 workers at factories in Japan as the automaker ramps up production of Prius hybrids and Land Cruiser SUVs, people familiar with the matter said. The company’s Tsutsumi and Tahara plants are hiring to begin output of ...

Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius hybrids

Feb 12, 2014

Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius hybrids

Toyota announced Wednesday a global recall of 1.9 million Prius hybrid cars because of a fault that can cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly. The company said it decided on the recall — the biggest for the environmentally friendly vehicle — after it ...

Full electric future still far off, says Toyota chair

Oct 1, 2013

Full electric future still far off, says Toyota chair

Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada rode his pioneering work on the Prius hybrid to the top of the world’s biggest car company. But that doesn’t mean he is a zealot when it comes to the growing expectations for electric vehicle technology. The technical barriers to ...

Prius to get boost from new battery upgrades

Aug 29, 2013

Prius to get boost from new battery upgrades

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Toyota Motor Corp., whose Prius dominates the market for hybrid vehicles, said its next generation of batteries will be more efficient and improve mileage. Toyota’s future hybrids will have batteries with higher energy density and power, Satoshi Ogiso, chief engineer for the Prius line, ...