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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Ride and Drive Tour

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Plug-in' started by Prius Team, Aug 25, 2011.

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  1. Prius Team

    Prius Team Toyota Marketing USA

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    Toyota is launching a new phase of our ride and drive tour for the Prius Plug-in. We'll be adding many more cities in the near future, so please check our Facebook page for frequent updates. Toyota Prius | Facebook

    Those who bring proof of their Priority Registrations can cut to the front of the line to drive the Prius Plug-in. Just to answer your first question, these first events listed will feature the demonstration vehicles that have been in the US, not the production model which has yet to be revealed/released.

    Check back on Facebook for more tour stops and news!

    Best,
    Erica Gartsbeyn
    Prius Product Marketing, Toyota USA
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    how much will they be charged for each test drive?
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    There is one listed for my area (well, nearby) @ Shoppers World in Framingham.

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    Saturday at 11:00am - Sunday at 7:00pm

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    Best Buy – Shopper's World
    1 Worchester Road
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    doesn't say "which" saturday and sunday, is it this one comming up, August 27th and 28th? Just in time for Hurricane Irene?

    Prius Plug-in Hybrid Ride & Drive | Facebook

    How do we show "proof" of a reservation, the email that we may have received?
    I have picked a dealer and am I'm on the list, don't know about finding that email though.

    Mitch
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    I say go late on sunday. No one else will be there!
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    Yep, this weekend. Let's hope Irene cooperates.

    You can show the email you received or log back in and print out a screenshot of the logged-in welcome screen.

    Doug Coleman
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    So what's the program? How long are the drives?
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    if it's anything like the one i went to last year in shoppers world, they take you around the parking lot for about 3 minutes. it's so crowded, you can't exceed 15mph and the gen III never left electric mode. not sure the plug in will feel any different unless they change the route. and the people running it knew nothing about hybrids.
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    Doesn't sound too appealing to me. I've already seen and played with the "PHEV Mule" at Toyota of Braintree when they had it for a day. My Leaf test drive a month ago was at least 15 minutes around Suffolk Downs and got it up to 40mph or so. Toyota, you can do a better job than Nissan, might take some planning though :)

    and yes, we are test driving other vehicles as well, the PHEV Prius is a little late to the game, but worth considering for 1 car only households.
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    Well, it does say "this week" on the link to the page from the list of events.



    No, they mean a reservation for the Ride & Drive event. The text on the page says: "Select 'I'm Attending', print out the page, bring it to the event and get front-of-the-line access to drive the Prius Plug-in Hybrid."
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    What is, or how do I obtain proof. I have a login and pw from when you could register.
    So, what's this "proof"?
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    Just drove the PHEV mule, drives just like my 2010, a little more info on the EV range on the display, nice car. Still wondering about the packages and pricing. The test drive is a loop around the Best Buy parking lot, they want to keep it short to give as many all EV rides as they can. They give you a $10 Best Buy gift card as well.
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    i'm waiting for that los angeles event since i missed the last one.
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    i hear that if you plug the dashboard electric socket into the exterior charging port that the car will run forever
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    what speed were you able to get upto? how much charge was in the batteries?
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    25mph on a short stretch before making a right
    back to the parking lot. The battery was fully
    charged indicating 13.2 EV miles. I was the first driver of the day on that particular PHEV. They had 7 with them, one was a static display they where not driving.
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    Even though this is on the other side of the US, any idea if any PHV Priuses will be available for test drive at Green Drive Expo - Bay Area?
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    How was the acceleration in EV mode?
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    I assume you're asking me. Hard to judge as you are driving around a parking lot, not a lot of room to really accelerate at all... I did get a call from my Toyota dealer today, looking for a deposit.. I said, whats the pricing and packages... They had no clue, told them I am waiting until that's released before putting down any money.
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    Yes cwernda, there will be test drives at GDE as well! Might even be a special appearance by the Prius Team! Hope to see you there.

    Best,
    Erica Gartsbeyn, Prius Product Marketing, Toyota USA
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    Awesome. I already have my tix. I'm planning on attending prior to the first home game for Cal at ATT park. Go Bears!!!
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