Video: Toyota Repurposes Hybrid Batteries to Help Save Yellowstone

It’s no secret that Yellowstone National Park is one of my favorite places on the planet, which is why this video is so heartwarming. It was produced by Toyota, which has found a unique way of repurposing the batteries found it some of its older hybrid vehicles. The car manufacturer connected some of those batteries to a solar panel farm located at Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone to create a new power source that completely takes the ranch off the grid, doing away with fossils fuels that can harm the environment there. The project was such a success, that the company is now looking for ways to expand it elsewhere as well.

And to celebrate this achievement, Toyota and National Geographic are conducting the Off The Grid Sweepstakes, which will send one lucky winner on a 5-day/4-night visit to Yellowstone to experience that amazing destination for themselves.

Kraig Becker