2005 e-PriusHymotion Battery Pack
OwnerErik Haltrecht
Owner's Other EVs2012 Nissan LEAF
2015 Tesla Model S
LocationToronto, Ontario Canada map
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Vehicle2005 Toyota Prius
White with leather seats and NO Engine nor gas tank. Extra 20 kWh of Enginer Battery Packs.
MotorToyota 3-Phase AC
Standard Prius 3-phase AC, 66 HP (50 kW) Motor/Generator set.
DrivetrainStandard Prius 3-phase AC, 66 HP Motor via CVT and front-wheel drive.
Controller Standard Toyota Prius Controller
BatteriesA123 Systems L5, 48.00 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
4 - Enginer 4 kWh Packs;
for a total of 20 kWh (Plus, of course, the standard Prius OEM NiMH 1.3 kWh battery pack.)
System Voltage222 Volts
Connected for both 220V and 110V charging. Regen power ONLY
to the OEM 1.3 kWh battery pack.
HeaterHot Water from converter/controller plus four small Prius heaters connected in parallel.
DC/DC Converter Standard Toyota Prius Converter
InstrumentationStandard Prius MDU plus X-ScanGauge with additional Prius-specific gauges.
Top Speed52 MPH (83 KPH)
Designed for my wife to get around locally with her friends and for
Acceleration0 to 40 in about 15 seconds: ample to get groceries with her friends.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
More than enough to see friends and plug in every night. No need to have any "Range Anxiety" because every morning she'll have a full tank of electrons!
Watt Hours/Mile225 Wh/Mile
4.5 kWh ==> 20 miles
Seating CapacityProbably only two (remove the rear seat to save weight)
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
Stock Prius less Engine and associated redundant components plus 3 - "Electron Tanks" @ 200 pounds each.
TiresYes - 4 please. Ooops, no spare tire!
Conversion Time1 month (spread over 2 calendar years).
Conversion Cost$20,000 for batteries and related equipment and installation, plus cost of a recycled Prius.
Additional FeaturesStandard Prius option "MagicEntry" and leather seats, and, just maybe, heated seats to help warm passengers in winter.

Option of charging one battery pack at a time (sequential charge) when limited to normal 110V power (ie. 15A circuit). At home, charge all three packs simultaneously with one 20A, 220V circuit (4kW).

Conversion being performed by Autodex Hybrids of Concord, Ontario, Canada near Toronto WebPage with batteries from Enginer WebPage .
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Please note that this EV is designed specifically for my wife and her local city driving habits. These specify a range of 30 miles, no highway driving; no driving January to April.

My "other" car is an '07 Silver Prius PHEV with a used Hymotion L5 Pack. Most of the driving on this "other" car is in EV mode so that I end up in the 200 MPG range.

By next year, I should have a 5 kW Solar PV system on my roof for Renewable Electricity.

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