Toyota Canada announced it will work with 13 partners to test the Prius Plug-in Hybrid in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Québec.
In its Canada project, Toyota is partnering with academic institutions, hydro-electric producers, and governmental agencies in each province on the program.
The Prius Plug-in Hybrid will also be fitted with a device to capture performance statistics that will then be shared on the Internet.
Toyota has built 600 Plug-in Prius Hybrids for pilot tests around the world. Most will go to Europe, United States and Japan
The Prius Plug-in Hybrid, expected to hit the market about 2012, promises an electric driving range of about 12 miles (20km) and reach speeds of up to 62mph (100km/h), boosting fuel efficiency to approximately the equivalent of 75 miles per gallon (3.1 l/100km).