A new plug-in electric hybrid Toyota is headed to the UC Irvine campus as part of a $3 million research effort by the Advanced Power and Energy Program. The project will help determine how the widespread use of such technology would affect air quality and the demand for electricity in California. “This affords the state a tremendous opportunity to better understand this emerging vehicle technology, and we are excited to be a part of this effort,” said APEP Director Scott Samuelsen, professor of mechanical, aerospace and environmental engineering in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.