Ellen DeGeneres To Auction Prius II to Aid Tsunami Victims

Vehicle donated by Prius and will be auctioned on eBay with bidding through her Web site.

Published: 06-Jan-2005

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres are among the latest celebrities to offer their help in the wake of the South Asia tsunami disaster.
DeGeneres is auctioning off a new Prius car on eBay, donated by Toyota. She's announcing the auction on Wednesday's show with bidding on her Web site..

TV talker Jay Leno is also doing what he did after the Sept. 11 attacks, by having celebrities autograph a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The bike will then be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to disaster relief.

Spielberg and his family, meanwhile, have given $1.5 million to three different relief agencies.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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