Toyota Showcasing Prius Plug-in Hybrid For EV Day

Toronto’s second annual “EV Day” will be held tomorrow, July 18, and Toyota believes this is the place to be if you want to learn more about advanced technology vehicles.

Toyota Canada said it will have a major presence at the event, where attendees will be able to get behind the wheel of the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV).

“The Prius PHV’s extended electric range makes it the ideal city car,” said Sandy Di Felice, Director, External Affairs, Toyota Canada Inc. “With up to 25 kilometers of all-electric driving, the typical daily Canadian commute can be made without using a single drop of gas.”

The Prius PHV is the first plug-in vehicle for the Toyota brand and offers the lowest starting MSRP of any plug-in hybrid in Canada. It features a lithium-ion battery pack that is ready to go with a full charge within three hours when connected to a regular household outlet, or as little as 90 minutes when connected to a 220-volt dedicated socket.

This is, according to Toyota Canada, the fastest recharging time of any plug-in vehicle on the market today.

The Prius PHV is capable of driving on electric power alone and automatically switches to its full hybrid gasoline-electric system once the electric power is exhausted.

This Canadian EV event is being held downtown Toronto at the Yonge-Dundas Square with free admission for all. It will run from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.

Toyota Canada will also have kiosks on site, where visitors can enter the “You Could Win $10,000 Cash with Toyota” contest.

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