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Toyota 2012 Aqua hybrid boasts 83 mpg

Toyota 2012 Aqua hybrid boasts 83 mpg
BY JOHN SOLTES
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Toyota launched its brand-new gasoline-electric compact hybrid car, dubbed the "Aqua," on Monday, Dec. 26 in Japan. The global car manufacturer expects to sell 12,000 models every month in Japan.

The vehicle is billed as achieving a “world-leading fuel efficiency of 35.4 km/L” under a new test cycle administered by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, according to an official press announcement. That number equates to roughly 83 miles per gallon.

In Japan, the Aqua will sell for approximately 1.69 million yen, or approximately $21,000 USD.

The car features a 1.5-liter hybrid system, battery-powered water pump, friction-reducing beltless design and coolant-water-flow volume control. All of this, plus a cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system, promises to improve efficiency.

 

Verizon hears complaints, scraps $2 convenience charge for bill payment

Verizon hears complaints, scraps $2 convenience charge for bill payment
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Some people think Verizon’s new $2 convenience charge on one-time credit card or online payments was proposed to push its customers into joining an automatic payment op...

N.J. weather forecast: Cold air blasts through area

N.J. weather forecast: Cold air blasts through area
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Get the hot chocolate ready! High pressure over the central Great Lakes will provide tranquil yet chilly weather conditions throughout the Philadelphia and New ...

Coyote hunting season in N.J follows bear hunt

Coyote hunting season in N.J follows bear hunt
BY ADELE SAMMARCO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

First it was the black bears, now it’s coyotes.

Beginning next Monday, New Jersey will permit hunters to shoot the prairie wolves on the spot for a special hunting...

Avalon, N.J. skunks have no natural predator

Avalon, N.J. skunks have no natural predator
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey wildlife officials want to know what Avalon has been doing with its excessive skunk population.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, Mayor of Upper Townshi...

Coast Guard warns ships of endangered right whales in mid-Atlantic waters

Coast Guard warns ships of endangered right whales in mid-Atlantic waters

Pinpoints waters off Sandy Hook, entrance to Delaware Bay

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Coast Guard on Wednesday reminded the operators of ships 65 feet or longer that the vessels can go no...

N.J. weather forecast: Windy as heavy rainstorm clears

N.J. weather forecast: Windy as heavy rainstorm clears
BY STEVE DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As a powerful area of low pressure lifts north into the St. Lawrence River Valley this morning, windy conditions are becoming established throughout the entire n...

N.J. weather forecast: Wind chill in effect today

N.J. weather forecast: Wind chill in effect today
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

High pressure will be in full control throughout the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas through tomorrow morning. Chilly conditions are expected...

Plasma brush could replace dental drill for painless cavity fillings

Plasma brush could replace dental drill for painless cavity fillings
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Are you afraid to go to the dentist? If the sound of that dentist's drill makes you nervous, things are looking less painful for the future.

Researchers at the Universit...

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