Carson Toyota Confirms, Toyota Partners With California For Plug-In Hybrid Pilot
September 1, 2010 – Carson, Calif. – Carson Toyota confirms, Toyota has announced a partnership between San Francisco and Toyota to pilot the company’s state-of-the-art Prius plug-in hybrid demonstration program vehicles.
The plug-in hybrids, coming to market in 2012, will operate as part of the city fleet in order to demonstrate the viability of plug-in hybrid technology, educate and inform the public, evaluate performance under heavy-use conditions, and better understand the benefits of the technology for future customers.
While the two Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicles are the first commercial fleet vehicle deliveries in Toyota’s U.S. plug-in demonstration program. Over 150 Prius plug-in hybrid vehicles are being placed across Northern and Southern California, and around the nation with universities, corporations, and government agencies.
“We’re proud that Toyota will continue to help pioneer and advance the emerging electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid market" said Carson Toyota’s General Sales Manager, Marty Brylski. “Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are the future of the automotive industry and replacing gasoline vehicles with electric vehicles will help transform our economy and our environment for the better,” he said.
The Prius plug-in hybrid takes approximately three hours to charge at 110 volts and only an hour and a half at 240 volts. The vehicle can travel on electric-only power at speeds of up to 62 mph for approximately 13 miles, after which it operates as a conventional Prius hybrid.
Carson Toyota has been serving Southern California residents since 1974. With an inventory of more than 1,000 new and pre-owned vehicles in stock, a knowledgeable sales staff, expert factory-trained technicians and a state-of-the-art parts and service department on more than 10 acres, Carson Toyota is one of the highest volume Toyota dealerships in the nation. Visit Carson Toyota today at 1333 233rd Street in Carson, Calif. or carsontoyota.com.
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