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Official: Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge's first winner averages 356 MPGe #green

From the winning team's FB post: "Helping Hands Food Pantry recorded an awesome 356 mpg to outpace 5 other challengers in the Toyota Prius Plug-in MPG Challenge and take home first place honors! But how can you possibly squeeze 356 miles from a gallon of gas? After all, it's an incredible number even for the high-tech and miserly Prius Plug-In (50/95 mpg/mpge - EPA rated). No tricks were involved. Instead, it was a lot of good ol' fashioned effort (and some hardship) from all involved at Helping Hands Food Pantry that made the triple digit mileage possible. The mission was serious. "We stopped greeting each other in the hallways, and went right to 'how many miles, what's the mpg at?'," recalled Janice Preschel, Director at Helping Hands during the announcement ceremony yesterday. In fact, every usage and movement involving the car was planned out meticulously. Routes were ...

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