Category Archives: Green Energy

Ride in the New Fuel Cell Hydrogen-Powered Highlander at New York

Prius Plug-In Hybrid
At the New York Auto Show this week, you can check out the Fuel Cell Hydrogen-Powered Highlander and the new Prius Plug-In Hybrid (pictured).

Hybrid technology and efficiency enthusiasts ought to have at least one thing to get really excited about at the New York Auto Show.

Almost as though in celebration of Earth Day, the Big Apple will play host to the new Prius Plug-In Hybrid and Highlander fuel cell hydrogen vehicle (FCHV), which visitors will not only be able to watch but also ride in.

Ever wondered what it would be like to drive around a completely emission-free vehicle powered by the most abundant stuff in the universe? (The same stuff that powers the sun?) If so, then just head on over to the Auto Show and check out this amazing Fuel Cell Hydrogen-Powered Highlander!

When you’re done, you’ll also be able to check out the gorgeous fuel cell sedan concept Toyota unveiled at the International Consumer Electronics Show, and which it plans to introduce to the market next year. If there ever was a “car of the future,” this would be it.

But if you can’t wait till 2015 to get your hands on a fuel efficient vehicle, just pay us a visit at Haddad Toyota. We’ve got plenty of fun, fuel efficient new cars, such as the Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid, for you to choose from!

No Power, No Problem: Power Your Home with Your Prius

Toyota Prius in Snow
When the weather took a turn for the worse, one ingenius man decided to use his Prius to power his house.

What do you do when your house loses electricity? Do you hunker down and get your wood-fire place going, buddle up under some blankets, or go to your friend or family member’s house until your power comes back on?  None of these solutions were good enough for one man, Bob Osemlak, who decided he wasn’t going to let a little weather and the loss of power stop him.  He decided to find a way to keep his power working.

Osemlak lives in Thornhill, Ontario, an area which lost power for about a day on December 21st of 2013. Osemlak, a 30-year Canadian Air Force aircraft technician veteran, decided to use his Prius for back-up power.

 

Osemlak planned for the power outage by first installing an outlet on his furnace. Once the storm hit and he did lose power, he connected a cord from his basement to his Prius. He used his car as his back-up power source for 9-hours and only lost about a gallon of gas.

For safety reasons, Osemlak urges others to not try to duplicate his experiment and power your home with your Prius, but for him, the Toyota Prius’ battery back gets two thumbs up.