I saw a TV commercial last night for the Toyota Highlander
hybrid that highlighted the EV Mode button
. The commercial was about a new father that constantly woke up the baby with the sound of the car as he arrived home. This problem is solved in the commercial by pressing the EV
button, allowing the father to silently park, before walking into his home. The father's efforts are dashed however as the commercial ends with him accidentally fumbling something, making a noise and waking the baby anyway. I think this may be the first commercial in America to feature the EV mode button. The Japanese Prius
has an EV mode button but it was removed from the US Prius for some reason.