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Colorado University finds Prius plug-in hybrids a hit; online assistance, not so much

by Sebastian Blanco (RSS feed) on Oct 23rd, 2012 at 1:14PM

In 2008, Boulder, CO became the "first Smart Grid City in the nation." It wasn't just a name, it was a step along the way for the town to become a green energy incubator. A few years later, Toyota sponsored a test program with 28 Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles conducted by Colorado University. CU has now released its preliminary findings from the two-year study, and the gist is that the left-leaning Boulderites loved driving on electrons but mostly didn't care about the additional benefits of controlling their electricity pricing or kWh usage that were available online. The 28 plug-ins... Read More

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