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Prius Mod?

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Posted by Neil Rutman on October 26, 2005, 7:51 pm
 
Anybody familiar with a company in Monrovia, CA who had some press a few
months ago about their Prius modification which allows up to 100 mpg?

Neil R



Posted by NeoPhyte_Rep on October 26, 2005, 8:22 pm
 
Neil Rutman wrote:

This one?
http://www.edrivesystems.com/

Posted by Fred on October 27, 2005, 2:08 am
 Interesting looking system, but. . .

$2,000 installation cost means you'll need to drive (~roughly~) 200,000
miles to break even!

($2,000 at the high end of current prices is 4,000 gallons of gas, which,
at 50 mpg equates to 200,000.  And that doesn't even factor in the
electricity costs for charging).




Posted by NeoPhyte_Rep on October 27, 2005, 1:55 pm
 That's all true.

Neil was looking for information.  I think the site does a fair job of
providing the facts about the state of the art.

Fred wrote:


Posted by richard schumacher on October 27, 2005, 1:59 pm
 

True enough, but nobody buys a new car to save money.  They buy new
cars, and modify cars, to satisfy other interests.  Making a car largely
free of petroleum and pollution is a worthy goal even if it is not
directly economical.

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