Georgetown to Help Toyota Test Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) announced today its launch of a Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHV) demonstration program at Georgetown University.  Two vehicles will be loaned to the university as part of a global plug-in hybrid study with TMS and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program managing the long-term evaluation of the vehicles.

During the study, more than 150 PHVs are being delivered to demonstration program partners across the U.S.—600 throughout the world—to demonstrate plug-in hybrid technology, educate and inform the public about the cars, and capture real-world driving data.  The Prius PHV is capable of running on electricity for approximately 13 miles at speeds up to 62 mph, at which point it operates as a conventional Prius hybrid.
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