Do you remember earlier this year when a man in Ontario lost power due to a snow storm and he decided to power his home using his Toyota Prius? If you missed this story in the midst of all the snow storms coming our way this past winter, well, we can’t blame you. But, someone certainly noticed this story and saw that Toyota hybrid batteries have a lot of power, even when they aren’t brand new! Toyota decided to use their battery power to help others and recently donated 208 used Camry hybrid nickel-metal battery packs to Yellowstone National Park. These Toyota hybrid battery packs will be used to power the Buffalo Ranch Field Campus.
The batteries will be able to provide power to the Buffalo Ranch Field Campus’s five buildings for more than a year, holding up to 85 kilowatts of energy. Toyota believes that this might just be the first of many uses for these hybrid battery packs. These batteries could help power buildings in remote locations across the globe. This would help to double the lifespan of Toyota’s hybrid batteries, helping Toyota’s hybrids to be green in more ways than one.
This high-tech power system is set to be installed this coming fall. To see just what the Toyota hybrid battery packs can do before it’s too old to properly power a car, check out the Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, and RAV4 EV at Haddad Toyota!