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Official: Toyota Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge’s first winner averages 356 MPGe

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What did those « Helping Hands » end up doing, push the dang car for a month? Toyota in late May announced its first-ever Prius MPG Challenge pitting non-profits against each other for bragging rights over who could use the least amount of gas driving their Prius Plug-in. With the « wave one » results now in, the winner was New Jersey’s Helping Hands Food Pantry, which almost quadrupled the Prius Plug-in’s EPA-rated 95 miles per gallon-equivalent (MPGe) rating by getting 356 MPGe over 506 miles. Yes, those food runs to folks in need must’ve been as short as they were appreciated. For its victory, Helping Hands gets a $2,500 donation from the Japanese automaker in addition to a $200 gas card that will probably take about a year to use.

The MPG Challenge’s « wave two » kicked off Wednesday with seven non-profit organizations from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut competeing against each other. Like the first wave, contestants will be required to drive at least 500 miles and 75 miles per week during a 30-day period. More details are available in Toyota’s press release below.

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