Prius Awarded Zayed Future Energy prize

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    ABU DHABI — Toyota Motor Corporation’s Prius was awarded the 2010 Zayed Future Energy Prize on Tuesday at a ceremony held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.Toyota was singled out for its ground breaking fuel efficiency system of the third-generation Toyota Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle.

    The prestigious award was created in 2008 to honour of the legacy of the late Ruler of Abu Dhabi and founding father and President of the United Arab Emirates, Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and recognise and inspire innovators in renewable energy from around the world.
    The Prius was selected from over 300 entries and was awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2010 in Abu Dhabi by General Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

    Toyota was presented with the grand prize of $1.5 million, while two runners up — Zhengrong Shi, Founder and CEO of Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd, China and Amitabha Sadangi, CEO of International Development Enterprises India (IDEI) — were also awarded $350,000 each. All three finalists exuded the qualities associated with the Prize criteria, leadership, innovation and long-term vision, and are true ambassadors of renewable energy innovation.

    The award is open to any individual, company or non-governmental organization (NGO) that can demonstrate a tangible clean energy solution.

    Toyota’s Prius Awarded Zayed Future Energy prize
     
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