Monday, January 14, 2008

Tell Toyota, "Yes, I Want To Plug In My Car!!"

Toyota just announced that they will be building a plug-in hybrid by 2010. This is a great step in resurrecting the electric vehicle, but Toyota says that ultimately the success of the plug-in hybrid will depend on the question, "Do people want to plug in their car?”

Tell Toyota, that yes, you want to plug in your car!

Here's what I did. I went to the blue right-hand column, where it says email Toyota. Then I went to topic: vehicle, and sub-topic: hybrid technology.

Then I entered the following comment in the box:

I recently read in the NY Times that you have announced plans to offer a plug-in hybrid by 2010. I just wanted to let you, Toyota, know, that yes, I do want to plug in my car! I am excited to hear that you'll be making this technology available soon, and I look forward to driving a plug-in hybrid as my next car.



If anyone finds a better contact for Toyota, put it in the comments!


Unbalanced Reaction said...

Sweet. Just around the time I'll need to get a new car...yipeee!

Green Bean said...

Awesome! I'm going to tell them and have hubby send an email too. How great would it be to have those on the road and available.

Crunchy Chicken said...

Too bad you can only go 7 miles on a charge and then you have to revert to gas. It's a little disappointing.

ruchi said...

This is true, but I was thinking about this, and my commute is only 12 miles. That would mean I'd be driving on gas for about 10 miles a day. Most of the other places I go to in the city (to lunch or dinner, friends houses, movies, concerts) are less than 10 miles away.

It's no EV1, but it's a good sign.

Jennie said...

but where does that electricity come from?

ruchi said...

It depends. But in LA, you can opt into green power. My electricity is currently 25% green power, and I'm hoping to up it to 100% when some financial things smooth out.

EcoGeoFemme said...

where I live, the electricity is about 70% nuclear. Even if it comes from coal plants, it's easier to regulate emissions from some point sources than from millions of individuals.

In my current situation, I have no where to plug in a car (parking on the street at home, parking in a big lot at work). I hope that some changes in infrastructure come with the rise in popularity of plus in cars.