First Winner Announced for the Toyota Prius Plug-In Challenge

For those of you who don't know, Toyota began a Prius Plug-In Challenge this past May in order to raise awareness and support for various non-profits. To participate, each organization had to drive a Prius Plug-In model for a total of 30 days and attempt to achieve the best average MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) rating possible during that time. Let's take a look at how the first round of the challenge played out.

With the results in for this wave, we are excited to congratulate New Jersey's Helping Hands Food Pantry as the official winner. This organization delivers groceries to those in need, and during their short trips to and from their destinations, they were able to nearly quadruple the Prius Plug-in's EPA-rating of 95 MPGe to achieve an impressive 356 MPGe over the course of 506 miles. In return for demonstrating superior fuel efficiency, Toyota will be donating $2,500 to the organization so they can continue to give back to the community.

The second wave of the competition launched at the beginning of this month. Seven environmental organizations are now competing to achieve the most impressive MPGe with their Prius Plug-In vehicles. Toyota is pleased with the success of its first round and is excited to see how the contest continues to develop. Not only does it help to benefit some great non-profits, but it's also a way for Toyota to educate drivers on how they can become more eco-friendly by changing their driving habits.

If you are looking for a more fuel-efficient model yourself, we encourage you to visit our Kerry Toyota dealership conveniently located in Florence, KY. Our friendly staff would be happy to schedule you for a test drive with any of the new and used Toyota models that may catch your eye. We look forward to assisting you in finding the perfect model!

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