First Canadian program will test the all-new Prius Plug-In Hybrid under real-world operating and climate conditions as part of Toyota’s global trials
Toyota Canada press release
(TORONTO) – March 25, 2010 – The need for sustainable transportation is greater than ever, and as Toyota continues to prepare for transportation that relies on less fossil fuel, today it announced the first phase of a national Canadian partnership for real-world demonstrations of the all-new Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicle (Prius PHV).
Compared to traditional hybrids, the Prius PHV has the ability to recharge its newly developed lithium-ion battery from the electrical grid and travel longer distances and at faster speeds on electric-power alone. For consumers, this technology means fuel savings and lower emissions, bringing us closer than ever before to the ultimate eco-car.