In a move that will bring 2,000 jobs to the beleaguered state, construction will resume on the Mississippi Toyota plant in Blue Springs. The Associated Press reports that Toyota’s estimate is that the plant should be fully operational by the fall of 2011. It had originally been slated for completion in 2010, but the recession Read on! →

Toyota recently released the Prius C, a smaller version of Toyota’s uber-popular hybrid sedan that costs less than $20,000. Sales have been through the roof, so Toyota is increasing production of the Prius C to meet the demand. Cheaper version of wildly popular car The Toyota Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the Read on! →

People in Japan have been complaining about the Toyota Prius. It isn’t so much that people believe there is a mechanical defect with the best selling hybrid. It isn’t that they think that the car in underpowered. It is believed that if the problem is not addressed, injuries or deaths could occur. Toyota has heard Read on! →

Toyota and other Japanese automakers appeared to have their act together when compared with their American counterparts. However, the recent Toyota recall has shown that trouble translates just fine into Japanese auto speak. Over five million cars were pulled from sales floors worldwide due to small accelerator pedal issues that could cause sudden acceleration. Now, Read on! →

Toyota Motor Corp., Duke Energy Corp. and the not-for-profit Energy Systems Network are collaborating in Indiana on a pilot program to test standards for plug-in vehicles and charging stations that communicate with the power grid. Toyota team-up seeks to answer questions How will power companies assess charges for a future infrastructure supporting electric and plug-in Read on! →

The Ford C-Max has been available in Europe since 2003. The Prius-fighting hybrid, built on a Focus platform, is finally coming to U.S. shores. And the reviews have been generally positive. Ford C-Max appeal beyond eco-crowd The five-passenger Ford C-Max is a likely competitor for the Toyota Prius, which, to date, is the only hybrid Read on! →

Kelly Blue Book, ultimate authority on all things with four wheels and an engine, has come out with its Top 10 Green Cars for 2010. The list has foreign and domestic vehicles, and measures “green cars” on the basis of fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, safety and “driving enjoyment.” While the “green” rating of a Read on! →

Toyota Motor Co. has reached a milestone, having sold the 1 millionth Prius in the U.S. The Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the U.S., having never been outsold by any other model of hybrid car in the American market. The car continues to be the best seller among hybrids and is off Read on! → has slugged it out with mountains of April sales data and returned with its list of the fastest and slowest selling cars of April. Although it lost some ranking from March, Toyota’s Prius Plug-In — only available for two months — is proving itself a rapidly rising star. Prius leads the hybrid pack With Read on! →

Toyota and toy and game maker Hasbro have teamed up for an advertising campaign that’s sure to show the kids a thing or two about hybrid power. Automotive News reports that Toyota wants to drive the attention of millennials to the city version of its hybrid Prius, and the company is gearing up to do Read on! →