Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge’s First Winner Averages 356 MPGe

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Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge’s First Winner Averages 356 MPGe

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The first wave of the Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge has been completed, and the winner is The Helping Hands Food Pantry. While competing against some stiff competition from other non-profits, the Helping Hands group managed to achieve the highest overall MPG with an astounding 356 MPGe over the 30-day period.

If you’re not familiar with the Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge, it is a new annual contest created by Toyota to raise environmental awareness and to help promote maximizing fuel efficiency of the Prius Plug-in. Toyota, which has just seen sales of its Toyota Prius line surpass 3 million, has committed to $20,000 in prizes to organizations that end a 30-day driving period with the highest MPG while driving a borrowed Prius Plug-in from Toyota.

The Helping Hands Food Pantry is a “donation-run group established by a local councilman and minister in Teaneck, N.J., that provides free, supplemental groceries to needy residents.” In order to qualify, contestants had to drive at least 500 miles in the 30-day period.

Read more about the Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge on CleanTechnica >> 

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