Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Demonstration Program
Toyota Motor Sales
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Clean Communities of CNY will be gathering Prius PHV driving data from SU, SyracuseCoE and CuseCar for 12 to 24 months. As it becomes available, data from the US demonstration programs will be posted on http://www.toyota.com/esq. This readily available data will show how the plug-in hybrid vehicles are being used and how they are performing. As the vehicles gather miles, data such as fuel economy, miles driven, charging times and additional content will be viewable online. In addition, demonstration partners will be sharing data and comparing usage and performance of the vehicles. The information gathered from the demonstration program will be used in the development of the next generation Prius PHV coming to market in 2012.
Syracuse University and Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) have received four Prius plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHV) as part of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.'s (TMS) US plug-in demonstration program. CuseCar, a local not-for-profit community car share provider utilizing alternatively fueled vehicles, also received two cars through the program. Clean Communities of Central New York, the local chapter of the US Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program, is managing a long-term evaluation of the vehicles.
A total of 150 PHVs are being delivered to demonstration program partners across the United States - 600 throughout the world - as part of a global program 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 about 13 miles at speeds up to 62 mph, at which point it operates as a conventional Prius hybrid.
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