26 April 2012, 11:35 BST
Increasingly, it seems, wind and solar energy companies are teaming up with car companies to advance electric vehicles (EVs) and clean power. Just earlier today I shared news of a SolarCity-Tesla partnership to advance off-grid living. We've also got news that Spanish wind company Gamesa, a world leader, and Toyota Spain are teaming up to advance EV uptake in Spain.
"Toyota Spain is lending Gamesa a plug-in hybrid vehicle for a six-month period so it can test and verify the car's technology, identify potential limiting factors and analyse its charging requirements in order to facilitate the mass market rollout of vehicles of this nature in Spain in the near term," Gamesa writes.
The folks at Gamesa will be test driving the Prius Plug-in Hybrid for Toyota. It will do so in both an urban environment and at one of the company's wind farms.
"During the pilot period, Gamesa will share the data compiled during the vehicle's test drives regarding the car's technology and energy saving performance with Toyota Spain in order to furnish information for the Movele initiative, coordinated by the IDAE (acronym in Spanish for the institute for energy diversification and savings), of which Toyota is a member. This initiative is working on demonstrating the technical, energy and financial viability of this class of cars."
Source: Clean Technica