Happy Earth Day! Now Smell This…

Green living: What did we do in our Prius Today?

See what happens when we leave the Toyota Prius V Hybrid out in the Toronto sun for two days and then put real people in it…

Happy Earth Day Fun Facts

  • Toyota uses plant-based Ecological Plastic for driver seat cushions and other bits. This reduces CO2 emissions by a whopping 20%. That’s why it smells like teen spirit!
  • The Prius V hybrid produces 66 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than the average new vehicle
  • 42 Miles per gallon
  • 100 kilometers per 5.6 liters
  • 1.8 liter Atkinson cycle gasoline inline-four engine
  • 201 volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack
  • While there is a plug-in Toyota Prius Hybrid, The Prius V powers its own battery. Since I can’t remember to charge my phone, this is a definite plus. Fewer gas station stops in the cold Canadian winter? Priceless!

The consul display makes me feel like I’m on the bridge of the Enterprise. What I love most is the display that shows you where your power is coming from and where its going. There are ways of driving the Prius V hybrid that maximize fuel efficiency, and this little active display is a great way to make you aware of what’s going on under the hood. Now if only I can figure out how to work the radio…



Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives in a tiny town with a fat cat and a very bad dog.

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