Best Buy’s Geek Squad started dispatching more than 1,000 of the hybrids nationwide in April.
With more than 5 million house calls a year, Geek Squad Agents drive an estimated 12.6 million miles annually. That’s a lot of road and gas, making the Prius c’s EPA estimated city fuel economy of 53 mpg particularly attractive. Its SULEV (super ultra-low emissions vehicle) rating also is appealing given Best Buy’s commitment to reduce its own carbon emissions.
Geek Squad rolled out in 2004 as the first national computer support task force. And while the Prius c’s 17-plus cubic feet of cargo space might not fit a mainframe, it is big enough to shuttle just about anything an agent might need—whether optimizing a home theater experience or installing a security system.