Yesterday (Sept 26) we had the pleasure of picking up our new Prius Plug-In, at a local dealership. Apparently it’s the first one sold in British Columbia (not including prototype vehicle testing fleets, which’ve been around a couple years, but weren’t available to the public for purchase). It’s so new, in fact, that Toyota salespeople haven’t been fully trained on it yet! :)
It seems like an amazing vehicle — mind you, when your prior car is twenty years old, how could it not? :) Funnily enough, it took us a few minutes to turn it on the first time, because I kept forgetting to put my foot on the brake pedal when depressing the power button. The 17 km drive back home from the dealership went smoothly; we made it back with 200 m of electric-mode range to spare. Woot!
All of which brings us to our first challenge as plug-in owning renters: getting access to a plug. Basically, we’ll have to trade parking spaces and negotiate with the landlord for use of one of the outlets. Many people aspire to a dream house, but me, I’ll settle for a dream garage. ;)
More after the jump…