|Owner's Other EVs||1993 Eagle Talon|
2002 Toyota Prius
|Location||Kennedale, Texas US map|
|Vehicle||2008 Toyota Prius |
with Enginer PHEV version 5
|Motor||Toyota 3-Phase AC|
|Batteries||RFE, 0.00 Volt, Lithium-Polymer|
Realforce RFE battery packs in a 48V
configuration with 80 Ah, giving
approx. 4 Kwh of power. This system
maintains the charge on the Toyota HV
battery which runs at over 200V,
through a 5000W DC-DC converter.
|System Voltage||48 Volts|
Enginer 48V charger
|Instrumentation||Factory instrumentation, complimented by a |
Scangauge II showing battery amps, battery
volts, RPM, and other information.
|Top Speed||100 MPH (160 KPH)|
Because it can operate as a regular prius,
the speed is the same as factory.
However, when operating in all-electric
mode, speed is limited to 34 mph.
|Acceleration||Acceleration in hybrid mode is just |
like a stock Prius. When in EV mode,
acceleration is about half normal
power. Still plenty of power to drive
around town. I still often leave
people behind when taking off from a
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
Difficult to answer. EV mode range is 20
miles, blended mode range is 40 miles, and
regular hybrid mode is pretty much as far
as the gas tank can take me.
|Seating Capacity||Seats 5 people, just as a normal Prius. |
Cargo area is also uncompromised as the
PHEV kit goes into the spare-tire area.
Added an additional 160 pounds to the rear
of the car, but also removed about 25
pounds by taking out the spare-tire.
|Conversion Time||1 weekend.|
|Additional Features||Added the EV mode button as a separate button from the |
enginer system. Also embedded a Scangauge II right into the
dash, which works out really well for reading live-data from
all sorts of things on the car, such as HV battery amps,
volts, and temperature. I can also read RPMs of the engine,
electric motors, and other useful things. I also built a
special alarm that will sound anytime the car is left
plugged in while attempting to start the car, which has
saved me several times from driving off while plugged in.
Also upgraded all internal lights to LED, including
additional lighting in the cargo area for showing off the
|Can drive continuously in EV mode up to 34mph and up to 20 |
miles. Can drive in blended PHV mode for 40 miles with a
fuel economy of around 70 to 100 mpg.