Posted by Christophe Salvaing on December 8, 2005, 9:10 am
power : +30W
mpg : +10%
price : + 2195 $,
Not sure it worth the price and the data reliability.
Anyway, good luck to this new company.
Posted by Michelle Steiner on December 8, 2005, 4:12 pm
There's a discussion on this in the yahoo mailing lists. The device
charges the 12V battery. The 10% claim is not supportable based on the
information they provide.
Regardless, it is way overpriced, even if it did recharge the traction
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Posted by Michael Pardee on December 9, 2005, 1:01 pm
That's my take on it, too. It would take a pretty expensive system to add
charge safely to the HV battery. And the way the Prius warms up might negate
any advantage - the battery is free to charge during the mandatory engine
warm up run.