At an event near San Francisco, CA Bob Carter Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, told us, “compared to the average car, Prius has saved an estimated $2.5 billion on fuel in the U.S. since 2000. According to a recent study, if everyone in the U.S. drove a Prius, we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil by 70 percent. In addition to the approximately 900-million gallons of gas saved since it’s launch, Prius has also saved more than 14-millons tons of CO2 emissions based on the EPAs estimates.”

The Toyota Prius has been so successful that Toyota is bringing out four new family members within the next 6-9 months …the Prius Liftback, Prius v ($26,400), Prius Plug-in ($32,000) and the Prius c.

Bob Carter Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, talked about how long it would take to charge the Prius on a 120v and how long it would take on the new Leviton level two 16-amp charger. Toyota has partnered with Leviton so that a customer can buy the charger at a very low price of $999.

Both Chevy and Ford are offering solar options. Is Toyota doing so?