Toyota and George Lucas have apparently teamed up to sell cars in Japan.  Specifically C3P0 and R2D2.  In a clip put up last month, and dug out of obscurity by GreenCarReports, C3P0 (in Japanese) mistakes the plug-in Prius' charger for that of R2D2.

C3P0 then asks R2 if he wants a charge, just before R2 asks for a trip to his hometown, where C3PO says, "Your hometown? That's too far, the batteries won't last!"

I think you can see where this is heading, as the car will drive about 11 miles all electrically, before switching back to the normal Prius' class-leading 50 mpg.

Enjoy!  And my the Force be with you. (apologies)

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