Archive for the ‘Prius’ Category

Toyota Prius As A Generator

June 12, 2007

“The Prius, unlike the generator, also has a battery that provides instant, UPS-like power, to your house.  Careful research has shown that most* people would prefer not to go outside to manually pull a cord in the case of a power failure.  The same independent research foundation,** using accepted methods of sampling and polling***, determined that most* people would prefer not to spend money on a big, expensive generator, even if they don’t have to pull on the cord.”

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Honda Ceases Production Of Hybrid Accords In Japan

June 6, 2007

Honda will discontinue the hybrid version of its Accord sedans, the company said Tuesday, conceding Toyota’s dominance with the hit Prius hybrid.Honda Motor Co., Japan’s No. 2 automaker, will continue to make gas-and-electric models of its Civic sedan, but stop offering the hybrid Accord with the new model expected to go on sale later this year, company spokesman Yoshiyuki Kuroda said in Tokyo.

The Accord hybrid, which is sold only in North America, was a dud, selling just 25,000 since going on sale in 2004, and just 6,100 last year.”

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The Prius Breaks The 100MPG Barrier

May 31, 2007

Lithium Technology Corporation has unveiled a new line of batteries to be used in electric and hybrid vehicles. Made of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) cells, LTC is confident that they could transform a 46MPG Prius into a 125MPG green machine.”

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