Toyota Delivers Three Prius PlugIn Hybrids for YearLong Demo Xconomy

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Toyota Delivers Three Plug-In Hybrids for Year-Long

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San Diego Gas and the nonprofit California Center for Energy rolled out three Prius plug-in hybrid (PHVs) today in what s to be at least a year-long program to assess the vehicles performance in driving conditions throughout the States.

The three cars today in San Diego are among the of a 150-vehicle demonstration fleet Toyota Motor Sales USA to deliver throughout the United by September. The Japanese carmaker to deploy 600 of the next-generation hybrids the world as part of a demonstration intended to both assess the PHV s and as a way to measure public acceptance of the Toyota will incorporate the in both its engineering development and plans for the Prius PHV Hybrid, is slated for its U.S. introduction in

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Mary Nickerson, a Toyota in Los Angeles, tells me the Prius unveiled today are the first to be in Southern California. The Bay Area got its glimpse in San Jose two weeks and a few Prius PHVs are scheduled for in San Francisco by the end of July. Toyota plans to deliver Prius to Toyota fleet vehicle in Detroit, Boston, and Seattle other cities in our growing Network), but Nickerson says the hasn t been worked out


The PHV is based on Toyota s current Prius design. It combines lithium-ion batteries with s Hybrid Synergy Drive to offer an all-electric driving for the first time.

Toyota Prius PHV Electric Cars

The Prius like a standard 2010 Prius, combines a 98-horsepower, gasoline engine with an motor that produces the of 80 horsepower. Unlike a standard however, the PHV can operate in electric-only powered only by its batteries for 13 at speeds up to 62 mph. The Prius PHV can be in roughly three hours a standard 110-volt electrical or in 90 minutes using a 220-volt

As I mentioned earlier this San Diego is expected to be a test for as many as 10 different electric designs over the next SDGE and the California Center for Energy are evaluating how advanced vehicle charging stations can be with the power grid.

The center also is leading a study with SDGE and to determine how used ion-lithium from electric vehicles can be a second life in smart-grid storage applications.

Bruce V. is the editor of Xconomy San Diego. You can him at bbigelow@xconomy.com or call (619) Follow @bvbigelow

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