Toyota lags VW in global sales as Prius stumbles in U.S.

Jul 28, 2016

Toyota lags VW in global sales as Prius stumbles in U.S.

Toyota Motor Corp. lagged Volkswagen AG by global deliveries in the first half of the year, as demand for the newly redesigned Prius hybrid slumped in a U.S. market dominated by trucks and sport utility vehicles. Worldwide deliveries fell 0.6 percent to 4.99 million vehicles ...

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

Mar 24, 2016

Gas-sipping EVs now 'fun to drive,' automakers say

When Toyota aired a Super Bowl television ad featuring a surprisingly quick Prius gas-electric hybrid eluding police, it marked a turning point for the auto industry. For years, automakers pushed fuel efficiency to sell hybrid and electric vehicles. Now, in an era of cheap gasoline, ...