Shortly after returning from the meeting of 16 mayors who are getting support from Clinton et. all to green their cities, Toronto mayor David Miller has announced a hybrid car campaign. Toronto will begin testing plug-in hybrids to test the feasibility of a mass rollout of the cars. The testing phase will start small but get progressively larger over time.
“The key purpose is to determine if plug-in hybrid technology is suitable to Toronto’s climate
and roads,” Miller said in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, at the launch of the program.
There are suggestions that the converted vehicles would be able to feed electricity back into the grid, serving as mobile power stations to homes during a blackout. Or they could be plugged into the electricity grid during periods of peak demand to supply power and prevent blackouts.