Why Taking A Second Generation Toyota Prius to A Conversion Shop Can Help Get You Fueling up Once Every Three Weeks.

Excerpt from Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle:

Ready to run Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are more available from independent manufacturers and their dealers today.  Here are some examples.

Hymotion:  With the backing of A123 Systems and General Electric, this can really be a great thing for US jobs.  Hymotion developed a great plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) conversion system and established a dealership network across the country; it’s conversion system is meant for the second-generation Toyota Prius.

As we know, PHEVs have the potential to be far lower in cost than gas engines in the future, when economies of scale from increased production kick-in (stimulus says what???) the cost will drop.  While there are more parts to a PHEV than an electric car, the PHEV components you put into the car are less than the gas engine.  In addition, as gas continues to rise in price, the cost incentives will increase.

Many PHEV conversions use the 2004 Toyota Prius for model years 2004 and earlier.  Some of the systems have involved replacement of the vehicle’s original nickel-metal hydride battery pack and the electronic controls. 

Others are: Hymotion  



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The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.