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Posted by Greg on March 12, 2007, 1:20 pm
 


The EV Mode OS firmware is accessible on US models.
Several, including CoastaleTech.com and others offer
installation kits:

http://www.autobeyours.com/EV.htm

http://www.autobeyours.com/EV.htm

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Michelle Steiner wrote:


Posted by Greg on March 12, 2007, 1:23 pm
 


Sorry, one of those URLs should have been:

http://www.coastaletech.com/electric_only_mode.htm

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Greg wrote:


Posted by Bob Wilson on March 12, 2007, 1:32 pm
 



As the other posted pointed out, the button and wires needed to manually
activate it are not sold in the North American models. However, the
control pins are known and it is easy enough to wire up. One word of
caution.

Those who have  performed the modification report it works up to about
34 mph in today's vehicles. Others in Europe and Austrailia report a 28
mph limit. Although useful for neighborhood streets, it has limited
utility on higher-speed streets.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Michelle Steiner on March 13, 2007, 7:31 am
 

 bwilson4use@hotmail.com (Bob Wilson) wrote:


True, but that doesn't make it an option.

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Posted by phil_thayer on March 17, 2007, 12:48 pm
 


I found a partial answer to my question at :
http://hybrids-plus.com/pmwiki/index.php?n=Ext.FAQ#toc7

Do you convert older generation Prius cars?

No, sorry, at this point we only convert Prius model year '04, '05 and
'06. It's because the older generation Prius model uses a somewhat
different technology than the '04 model, which doesn't lend itself to
effective PHEV conversions.





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