April 6, 2009 - County of Maui Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Test Car
Maui Toyota Owner Damien
Farias Sr. and Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavaresr attended the Counties
unveiling of 1 of 130 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Test Cars in a national
Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares announced
today that a County-owned Toyota Prius, which was recently converted
into a rechargeable Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), a kit sold
by A123 Systems was unveiled on Monday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. on the
front lawn of the County Building in Wailuku.
The PHEV is a test car that will
wirelessly transmit data as part of a national advanced technology
vehicle study being conducted in cooperation with the Idaho National
Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy. The project presents a unique
opportunity for Maui to learn more about the latest advances in
automotive technology and data automation.