Prius ownership in the Ukraine will jump by more than 400 percent. Not because Ukrainians are suddenly connecting with their greener self. The Ukraine police forces have ordered 1,220 of the Prius, says The Nikkei [sub].
Currently, there are only about 300 hybrids on Ukraine’s roads. This will change drastically, and Sumitomo, which has exclusive rights to import and sell Toyota and Lexus automobiles in the Ukraine, hopes that the big order will raise the reputation of Prius hybrids.
The total amount of the order is about 34 million dollars, says The Nikkei.