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June 13, 2009

Prius Hybrid Plug in Electric Conversion

at 5:41 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

From what I hear the Toyota Prius is a fantastic hybrid car however the car does not come with a plug to charge it from an electrical outlet. Nikki has changed that by installing some extra batteries and a charging system so that she can plug the car in at night and top up the batteries.
Via: Make

"Batteries: 28, 7.20 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride. Three OEM Panasonic Prius (2004-2009) packs in parallel to give a total of 19.5 Ah at 201V.

Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Prius (Plus) Converted in 2009 using two additional OEM Toyota Prius battery modules."