Convert a Prius to a Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

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Convert a Prius to a Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

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(Aug. 12, As a Prius owner. I was just to be part of a focus group for Hybrid Plug-in Conversion

We weren t told what the group was for until near the end of the — I and the other Toyota owners assumed it was a customer survey. In fact, I didn t know what Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PHEV) I would like to share I ve learned.

A plug-in hybrid vehicle runs as an electric until it drains the plug-in s power supply, then to normal hybrid mode.

Auto manufacturers are now developing PHEV models, but Hymotion s kits will allow hybrid owners to upgrade vehicles. Hymotion is hammering out the details of distribution, cost, and safety certification, and expects to conversion kits for the Toyota Ford Escape, and Honda Hybrids in 2008.

Disclaimer: review is by an ordinary Toyota owner. I am not an employee of Hymotion nor any car and I am not an automotive expert. Consult websites for official information.

3/09: Plug-in-Hybrid conversion are now for sale! I m leaving this as an archive, but I ve added a couple new where to purchase Plug-in Kits for the Prius. and the latest Hybrid news as the big automakers on turning plug-in hybrid into production models. The plug-in hybrids are already tested in certain cities: Long Beach. Seattle. St.

Petersburg. Virginia Power. and in .

It looks like the technology for Hybrids is about where were 6-10 years the first models are available, re great for the environment, but they re pricey. Right now, due to the I think plug-in hybrids are for those willing to be pioneers, like the purchasers of the original Prius and Honda Insight. We you!

I bet that by the time my 04 Prius is for replacement in 6 years or so, I ll be buying a hybrid!

The Hymotion Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PHEV)


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The Range Extender Module

The Hymotion lithium ion battery the space beneath the floor of the of a Toyota Prius. I’m not where it goes on the Honda and Ford Escape models. No parts of the drive system are or replaced. A small hole is in the back bumper to add an electrical where a power cord can be in. (Here is an article with a photo ).

In the focus group in which I it sounded like Hymotion is creating smaller models shorter range that less and/or take up space, but at the moment, the range on the battery allows a Prius to about 50 miles in mixed (mostly electric motor, gasoline engine, especially at speeds) before the car reverts to hybrid operation. It will be by the Prius’ braking system.

The is a car that gets 100mpg on the and 150mph in city driving for 50 after being plugged in. I these figures are using the more accurate 2008 EPA that replaces the old one (with the new hybrids are more accurately at about 45mpg rather the unrealistic 60).

According to the Hymotion FAQ on their the Hymotion battery will about 5.5 hours to recharge at or 4 hours at 240V. The battery developed for Ford Escape longer. The recharge for the battery cost about $1 with electricity prices.

This may depending on whether power give night discounts or EV

One advantage of plugging in the car at night is this is the lowest-use period for companies, so you’re not going to be to grid strain. The other according to a July 2007 by the Electric Power Research is that since power are getting greener — increasing use of solar, wind, and alternative energy sources the PHEV will be a greener car as it older.

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