Toyota Camry Hybrid Changes Life in Yellowstone National Park

November 12th, 2015 by

The Lamar Buffalo Ranch used to have a loud, nasty generator. It was located far off the grid in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. The only way to power the ranch’s buildings, used to educate visitors and house rangers, was with gasoline or diesel generators.

The constant thundering rumble they made was out of keeping with the serenity of the park, and the pollution they created was out of keeping with the park’s conservation ethic.

So, Toyota stepped in with 208 Camry Hybrids.

Not the entire cars, mind you. The Camry Hybrids themselves may well still be out of the road somewhere. The batteries, however, had come to the end of their life inside the vehicle.

Hooked up to one another, these re-purposed hybrid batteries have enough power to turn on the lights at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch 24 hours, while being charged up on sunny days by solar panels.

The ranch is fossil fuel-free, and 208 old batteries got a new lease on life.

Visit Toyota of Boardman to learn more about how a new Toyota vehicle is the right choice for the environmentally-conscientious driver.

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