On the Road

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.

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nsitioning 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.

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One Response to On the Road

  1. Yale says:

    We got our test PHV last week and really love it. The fuel economy is unreal – avg 63mpg! And it’s like a game to see how far you can go on just electric. We’ve gone over 150 miles and burned less than 3 gallons of gas. At this point I’m not sure what the overall carbon footprint will be since we are using mostly coal fired electricity to charge the car, but will be interesting to determine that over the course of our trial period. Regardless of the footprint, the out of pocket cost of fuel (gas & electric combined) is much lower than a standard vehicle.

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