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European demand for Toyota & Lexus Hybrids jumps 29 percent in 2012

Sales figures from Toyota/ Lexus have shown that in 2012, sales in Europe of Toyota’ s fuel sipping Hybrids jumped a whopping 29 percent, breaking the 100,000 barrier in the process. Toyota accounted for more than three quarters of the 109,000 units

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US sales of alternately fueled cars almost double as fuel prices continue to rise

The US has long been associated with big cars, big engines and low fuel prices. With “gas” prices rising throughout the world, American motorists have been switching to low consumption, high MPG alternatively fueled cars like never before. Putting aside

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Volkswagen unveil the new 2013 (Mk7) Golf complete with 88mpg BlueMotion model

Volkswagen have unveiled the all new MK7 Golf  upon the world prior to the Paris Motor Show later this month.  The have been busy making some major improvements to its popular family hatchback with its super efficient BlueMotion model stealing the

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American drivers shifting to smaller, more efficient four cylinder engines

America’s love affair with the V-8 has been a long one, but from the ashes of the 4$ a gallon fuel spike, they are heading for the hills and opting for smaller for efficient engines. Sales of four cylinder cars in the

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Toyota Prius: The world’s third best selling car… well sort of

According to a rather questionable headline by Automotive News, the Hypermiler’s favorite Hybrid fuel sipper is the third best selling car in the world right now. Beating the Prius from the top spot is the Toyota Corolla and the UK favorite Focus

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Hybrid Hypermiling Techniques

After countless miles, hours and counties behind the wheel of Toyota’s Auris Hyrbid I thought I’d put together a page dedicated to Hypermiling techniques our little twin engine’d companions. The Hypermiling Challenge with Car Magazine taught me a lot about

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Toyota Prius “Plugin Hybrid” to return an epic 128.5mpg

If the thought of achieving 72MPG from a petrol car made you weak at the knees then you might want to sit down. The Japanese automaker is set to introduce the plug version of their flagship Hybrid at the Auto

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