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Plug-in Prius Wins the 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montreal

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On November 1, 2011 @ 8:11 am In automotive,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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Fifty kilometers per hour isn’t much–just 31 miles per hour–but that’s still a reasonable driving speed for alternative energy cars built for city driving. Toyota Canada engineer Vinh Pham drove the winning Prius with his navigator Peter Nytko. Their plug-in Prius averaged 76 miles per gallon over the course of the rally. The winning car now has the privilege of competing in the March 2012 Rallye Monte-Carlo des vehicules a energie alternative [8].

+ Toyota [9]

Via AutoBlog Canada [10]


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[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/plug-in-prius-wins-the-2011-rallye-international-vert-de-montreal/rsz-rallye-vert-de-montreal-3/?extend=1

[3] FIA Alternative Energies Cup: http://www.fia.com/en-GB/sport/championships/Pages/alternative.aspx

[4] 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montreal: http://www.rallye-alternative.com/

[5] plug-in Prius: http://inhabitat.com/test-drive-inhabitat-takes-the-plug-in-prius-for-an-extended-drive/

[6] solar car competitions: http://inhabitat.com/world-solar-challenge-automotive-race-kicks-off-in-australia/

[7] alternative fuel source: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=alternative+transportation

[8] Rallye Monte-Carlo des vehicules a energie alternative: http://www.acm.mc/

[9] + Toyota: http://www.toyota.com/prius-plug-in/

[10] AutoBlog Canada: http://ca.autoblog.com/2011/10/31/toyota-prius-crowned-champion-at-2011-rallye-international-vert/

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