Star Wars Droids C3PO and R2D2 Featured in Japanese Commercial for Prius Plug-in

C3PO and R2D2 Are Actually Japanese... That Explains So Much

George Lucas has been using the characters from the Star Wars universe to sell all kinds of stuff, but this might be the greenest one yet. C3PO and R2D2 appear in a Japanese ad for the plug-in version of the Prius, which can be plugged in, giving it an electric range of 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 km), and then it functions like a regular Prius hybrid. This saves a lot of fuel on short trips, and still provides very good fuel economy the rest of the time.

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If you are curious about what the droids are saying in Japanese, our friends over at Green Car Reports have a translation.

Via Toyota, GCR

See also: Toyota Prius: From Niche Oddity to Global Top 3

Tags: Electric Cars | Electric Vehicles | Hybrid Cars