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Toyota has recently been out models of its Prius PHV plug-in for evaluation in test markets.


150 vehicles are currently being in cities within California, New Colorado, Oregon, Pennsylvania and D.C. during the next for evaluation and feedback. Another 450 are being placed in other sites around the world.

The new replaces a nickel-metal hydride pack with a longer lithium-ion battery pack can be recharged directly from an outlet. Compared to a standard Prius, which employs a engine to drive the wheels accelerating to 25 mph, the PHV can drive at speeds in electric-only mode. It only revert back to hybrid mode when the pack has dropped below its energy threshold.

The electric-only range of the Prius PHV is eight to 13 miles before the engine takes over.

The Prius PHV allows the electric or the gasoline engine or both to drive the wheels of the vehicle.

though the smaller lithium-ion pack is range-limited, the recharging for the Prius PHV is just 1.5 hours a 220 VAC outlet or three hours a 110 VAC outlet. By comparison, the Chevy and Nissan LEAF require at eight hours to recharge larger lithium-ion battery from a 220 VAC outlet.

The plug-in hybrid performs to a standard Prius hybrid in mode but should conserve gasoline, depending on driving and road conditions. Road for gasoline consumption have 58 mpg to 75 mpg.

On the PHV dashboard, there is an wide monochrome display shows ongoing system in addition to the color LCD touch display mounted on the center In the past, Prius drivers the color console LCD touch display to toggle between data presentations. This to constantly switch between displays should be minimized the new model Prius PHV.

The Toyota plug-in Prius PHV will not be available to the general until 2012, but impatient owners have the option of their cars to plug-ins.

Toyota Prius PHV Electric Cars

small third party companies have sprung up the last several years to proprietary plug-in upgrades to Toyota Prius models. upgrades are based on common software and hardware standards by the California Cars Initiative, a who promotes hybrid cars. Kramer has led the CalCars effort to a basic Toyota Prius template that can be expanded by commercial companies to provide more range and features.

A lithium-ion battery pack, SAE receptacle and separate on-board added to the trunk space of a 2004 to 2009 Prius, can a 35-mile electric-only range to the even at highway speeds. display screens monitor the of charge of the original nickel-metal battery pack as well as the plug-in lithium-ion pack. upgrades allow Prius to regularly exceed 100 miles per after installation.

Prius considering a plug-in upgrade by a company should check to see if modification will void the Toyota battery warranty. conversion companies have good relations with local Toyota dealerships and a proven track record of installations, so that Toyota are able to keep their NiMH battery pack after the plug-in upgrade has performed.

For more information about the and third party Toyota upgrades, visit www.calcars.org. For information on the Prius PHV demo visit the Toyota website at .

Stan Hanel has worked in the industry for more than 30 and is a long-time member of the Electric Association and the Las Vegas Electric Association. Hanel writes and for EAA’s Current Events and Watts Happening newsletters. him at stanhanel@aol.com .

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