Sharing a car — and the sun

solar panels with priusSOURCE:

Most of us don’t think sun when we think Minneapolis. We think cold, gray and snow.

But the car-sharing organization HOURCAR is changing all of that.

Two of of HOURCAR’s fleet of 19 Toyota Prius’ and Yaris’ are Prius’ that have been modified with a battery pack so that that they can be plugged in.

And HOURCAR is plugging these two Prius’ into the sun.

HOURCAR says the cars can get up to 100 mpg.

For more on how HOURCAR is transforming the image of the Twin Cities from a snow hub into a sun hub with its groundbreaking car sharing/solar-charging approach, go to:

(SCD.COM Newswire summary posted 8-17-09)