As a start, the convenience store chain operator will deploy a Prius Plug-in Hybrid at its office in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, next Thursday. This vehicle will be used by supervisors for their store visits in the city of Toyota.
After gathering usage data on the car, the company plans to introduce six more at the Okazaki office and three at the Yokohama office by spring. Circle K Sunkus plans to deploy more Prius Plug-in Hybrids to other offices as Toyota steps up sales
The company also plans to set up 200V chargers at a total of 14 stores in Aichi and Kanagawa prefectures. Located in store parking lots, these chargers will allow customers to recharge their own vehicles for free initially.