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Prius conversion

Discussion in 'Electric Conversions' started by Robert.Boston, May 18, 2012.

  1. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Seen at a utility conference at the Delaware Water Gap. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337353562.626813.jpg
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    One of the local guys converted his Prius to plug-in. It has extra lithium ion batteries in the trunk, which tie onto the car's power bus. As far as I can tell, the car just uses the extra power without realizing it's doing it.

    He's had a fair bit of trouble with the battery management system; it's killed a few batteries. He recently replaced the conversion kit's BMS with a better one; we'll see how that works.
     
  3. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    I added such a kit to our Prius from Enginer. it gave us an extra 25% boost in mileage. i too had to replace the BMS but the kit works. see Home Page for more details.
     

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