The Plug-Ins are here! We officially launched the PHV project on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, with a ride-and-drive press conference, complete with musicians from the CU-Boulder College of Music and the official Prius Plug-In Cake. Watch a video clip from KWGN/Fox 31 News.
You may now start experiencing Prius sightings. Look for the blue “plug-in hybrid” racing stripe that differentiates this car from the regular Prius. Right now the cars are being driven by CU project personnel. We’re roaming the town checking out our mileage, the driving experience, and the location of public charging stations.
Within the next couple of weeks, we expect to begin transitioning the vehicles to the study participants. A reminder—these households are chosen randomly, so we are not able to take volunteers. But we do appreciate all those who have offered.
Thanks to all who attended the launch event, and to those of you who continue to visit and follow our new blog.