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What do they do with your dead Prius Battery?

This is a question we here at Don Ringler Toyota, serving Temple, hear quite a bit from people who are interested in the 2012 Toyota Prius. And to be fair, it is an understandable question. A big point of discussion as hybrids and EV cars become more commonplace is when will you need to replace the battery and for how much?

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Toyota To Push The Technological Boundaries at Le Mans

Traditionally, 24 Hours of Le Mans is about the cars that can go the fastest for the longest amount of time. The 56 cars that make the rounds at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France travel at an average speed of about 185 miles an hour for one entire day - and only the strongest contenders will make it through to the end. Only the best can win.

For the last decade, the best has…

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Toyota Completes Vehicle To Home Power System

After the devastating earthquake and tsunami crashed over Japan in March of 2011, Toyota started thinking that there had to be a something they could do to help people fare at least a little bit better in the event of a natural disaster. It turns out, they didn't have to look any further than their collection of hybrids.

In vehicles such as the best-selling Prius, Toyota saw a potential power-sharing source, which could be…

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2012 Prius Plug-In Finally Gets EPA Rating

With gas prices creeping closer and closer to the $5 a gallon mark, and projections for prices that high by the summer, you may be looking to save some money at the pump. And for most, this means turning to hybrid models of their favorite vehicle in order to use less gas when traveling. But today, Don Ringler Toyota is here to ask, "what stop there?"

Specifically, Toyota is launching a plug-in hybrid version of…

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Past, Present and Future of Toyota Hybrid Technologies

Toyota has quite the extensive history when it comes to creating fuel-sipping hybrid vehicles, starting with the Toyota Prius in the late 1990s. Did you know that, as President and Chief Operating Officer for Toyota North America, Yoshi Inaba, states "according to a recent study, if everyone in the U.S. drove a Prius, we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil by 70%?"1 Over the last 15 years the Prius has saved drivers…

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Toyota Launching Six New Hybrids in 2012

Toyota recently announced that they'd be bringing six new hybrid models to the market in the 2012 model year. This doesn't include the new Toyota Prius v, upcoming Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, or even the recently-announced Toyota Prius C. Rather, Toyota has said that their goal is to further expand its hybrid offerings.

More specifically, the Japanese automaker is claiming that two of these six new models will be released under the luxury?

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