Fleet News

Prius Plug-in creates seasonal display

A Prius Plug-in set London’s Bedford Square aglow on December 17 as it powered an array of twinkling lights as part of a Camden Christmas celebration.

Decked out in a seasonal snowflake livery, the Prius Plug-in was able to create the seasonal display using power from its hybrid system’s lithium-ion battery pack, with no emissions to cloud the occasion.

The Toyota was making its debut as part of the borough’s Cleaner Air for London Businesses project.

This gives local businesses the chance to try out the latest electric vehicles, demonstrate the benefits of low and zero-emissions transport and dispel some of the common myths and preconceptions associated with the technology. The Toyota– and other electric vehicles – is being offered for two-week test drives, free of charge. Details of the scheme can be found here.  


Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment

Comments

  • GrumpyOldMen - 20/12/2012 12:31

    I hope they dispelled the common myth that it is zero emmissions? Or did they charge it at a wind farm (if they can find one working in too much / too little wind)? PC nonsense. Merry Christmas everyone.

  • Low blow - 21/12/2012 12:16

    Grumpy old man, you will be pleased to know that it wasnt charged from the mains. With the Prius there was suffiecnt stored power generated from the wasted braking energy to run the lights.So in this case, fewer emissions than the averge expulsion from the festive sprout intake.

    • GrumpyOldMen - 21/12/2012 12:28

      @Low blow - We look forward to the sprout tax. Nothing to pay if you stick to swede.

  • Low blow - 21/12/2012 12:45

    @Grumpy old men, a nice thought no tax and a nice Swede at christmas.........

    • GrumpyOldMen - 21/12/2012 13:07

      @Low blow - I like mine with a bit of bacon in it.... OK we'll stop there. De-mob happy now.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee