LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese carmaker Toyota UK and French utility EDF are starting three year trial of the Plug-In hybrid Prius car in Britain, the companies said on Monday.
The trial of the part electric charge, part petrol hybrid engine car is intended to study customer behavior and response to plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHV). The Plug-in Prius is different from wholly electric vehicles as it can be run from a charged battery or conventional petrol fuel.
"During the programme, we will be demonstrating the capabilities of PHVs over the three year trials starting in July. Running in real world conditions, 20 plug-in hybrids will be leased to a number of London-based public sector organizations and business users," managing director Miguel Fonseca said at the launch.