08 May '18, 7pm
A @Toyota #Prius Takes on the Sahara -- Paris to Dakar in the world’s premiere #PHEV called #Prime https://t.co/63IvSntto8
Paris to Dakar in the world’s premiere PHEV called Prime. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – May 7, 2018 The Team: Team ACP was formed in 1979 by a group of Japanese driving enthusiasts who prepped for the Dakar Rally. They got hooked and participated in subsequent rallies, driving from Paris to Dakar annually for the next 12 years. From their experiences driving through the desert, the team members developed an appreciation for different cultures, as well as increased concern for the global environment. After the Prius was launched in 1997, Team ACP was presented with the opportunity to drive the Prius on expeditions in 5 different continents from North America to Africa over a decade of driving. This allowed them to test the feasibility of driving hybrid vehicles in different parts of the world. At the same time, the team leveraged the publicity from their expeditions to cast...