October 7, 2002

Toyota Canada to donate Prius to Canada Science and Technology Museum on Tuesday

Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada will donate a Toyota Prius to the Canada Science and Technology Museum on Tuesday, October 8th. The event will take place from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

The Prius, the world’s first mass-produced, gasoline/electric hybrid automobile, was first sold in Japan in 1997. The Prius being donated to the museum is one of several right-hand drive Japanese vehicles used by Toyota Canada since 1998 to demonstrate this technology.

Claude Faubert, Director General of the Canada Science and Technology Museum, will be accepting the keys to the Prius from Yoshio Nakatani, Chairman of Toyota Canada. They will be joined by leading Canadian environmentalist, David Suzuki, who was the first owner of a Prius in Canada.

Students from College Samuel Genest will be on hand to test the Prius.

The Prius will be on display at the Canada Science and Technology Museum,
1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, from October 9 to October 20, 2002 from
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays, open Thanksgiving Monday). Regular
museum admission fees apply.

General museum information is available at www.science-tech.nmstc.ca.

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