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Race of alternative energy: from Montreal Monaco for Prius PHV

Toyota Canada this week is a "green" participating victory with plug-in hybrid Prius handle the prestigious Monte Carlo Cup of alternative energy FIA

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHV) compete to prove once again that Toyota hybrids are all ready for the real world for the rally

2012 Cup season alternative energies sanctioned by the FIA ​​started yesterday (March 22) with the rally "green" the oldest and most prestigious in the world, the Monte Carlo Rally of new energies, and Toyota Canada Inc. puts a hood track championship in the category of hybrid-electric vehicles.

With worldwide sales exceeding 3 million units, the Toyota hybrids have proved beyond doubt that they are more than ready for the real world. The Toyota Hybrid Synergy helps motorists save fuel by means of regenerative braking and other systems and recovery of energy and heat recycling. In a striking demonstration of this, a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHV) has completed the first green Rallye de Montreal 2011 (the only Canadian event on the international circuit green rallies), and is well qualified for the event Monte Carlo. Thursday, Toyota PHV model and once again taking aim win the departure of Monegasque rally to prove once more that the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive is ideal for both the real world to the world of racing.

As in Montreal, the driver will Vinh Pham engineer in the Department Technology and advanced powertrain at Toyota Canada, and the browser will Nytko Peter, Technical Services Consultant at Toyota Canada. Winning the Green Rally 600km Montreal last October, and Pham Nytko have succeeded with the Toyota Prius PHV the better fuel efficiency of the whole bunch, 3 L/100 km.  

"Toyota is an environmentally responsible global company and the competition held in Monaco offers a great showcase for our synergetic hybrid system improves," stated Stephen Beatty, Managing Director and responsible for environmental activities at Toyota Canada Inc. "We will demonstrate the performance superior energy performance and the ability of hybrid Toyota. "

Organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco, the Monte Carlo Rally of new energies has been run each year since 2000. The event attracts about 100 competitors, who have to travel a roughly 800 km during the three days of the rally. The vehicles depart Thursday one of three places: Lugano (Switzerland), Annecy-le-Vieux (France) and Clermont-Ferrand (France). All vehicles come together to Digne-les-Bains in France on Friday, then we run rally in Monaco and surrounding Saturday to conclude the competition. There will also be a competition of maneuverability timed Sunday on the port of Monaco. This rally is the first competition of the year Cup alternative energies of the FIA, a series inaugurated in 2007 with 13 rallies around the world.

We can see the results of rallies, read comments from bloggers and see photos on the facebook page of the plug-in Prius Toyota Canada: www.facebook.com / ToyotaCanadaPriusPlugin.

To learn more about alternative energy sources Cup FIA or the Rallye Monte-Carlo new energies, visit www.fia.com / en-GB / sport / championships / Pages / alternative.aspx or www.acm.mc / page-tab-elec.php? id_menu = 6 & id_sousmenu = 31 & lg = fr respectively.

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