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  • What's the plural of Prius?

    What's the plural of Prius?

    For the last three generations of the Prius' existence, Toyota has been curiously tight-lipped about the official plural form of the car's name. 3

  • Local suppliers collaborate to make electric Commodore

    Local suppliers collaborate to make electric Commodore

    A new Australian company, EV Engineering, has embarked on the task of developing an all-electric version of the Holden Commodore. The current end goal isn't production, but rather seven proof-of-concept vehicles. 1

  • Gran Turismo 5 now supports up to 5 TVs

    Gran Turismo 5 now supports up to 5 TVs

    An update released on 18 February 2011 for Gran Turismo 5 not only fixes a number of bugs, but introduces one big new feature, namely support for multiple monitors. 4

  • Rolls-Royce developing an electric Phantom limousine

    Rolls-Royce developing an electric Phantom limousine

    Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce says it's developed its first electric-powered vehicle, which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. 2

  • Electronics not a fault in Toyota unintended acceleration cases

    Electronics not a fault in Toyota unintended acceleration cases

    A study by the United States' Department of Transportation (DOT) concluded that electronic throttle systems were not at fault in reported cases of unintended acceleration by Toyota vehicles that precipitated a series of recalls in the US. 2

  • Yaris hybrid, 7-seat Prius coming to Geneva

    Yaris hybrid, 7-seat Prius coming to Geneva

    At the upcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Toyota will unveil two more hybrid models likely to head for production: a Yaris hybrid and a seven-seat Prius. 1

  • Toyota fixes iPhone issue with its stereos

    Toyota fixes iPhone issue with its stereos

    A software fix is now available for Toyota owners in Australia who have had issues accessing music stored on their Apple iPhones, iPod Touches or 6th generation iPod Nanos from certain stereo units. 3

  • Vic govt launches speed camera review

    Vic govt launches speed camera review

    The Victorian Government has flagged a major review of its speed camera network, which the state's deputy premier says has been sparked by a lack of confidence in the system. 5

  • Chrysler pursues hydraulic hybrids

    Chrysler pursues hydraulic hybrids

    Last week, Chrysler and the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they would cooperate on adapting a hydraulic hybrid drive system for the company's people movers. 1

  • Tesla Model S Alpha first video

    Tesla Model S Alpha first video

    Tesla is breaking the Model S's pre-production testing into two phases, alpha and beta, and has released a video showing the Model S Alpha on the open road. 1

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