news NEWS, 23 NOVEMBER 2012

Prius: Power Generator

Nowadays, a hybrid car battery's job is not limited to making a hybrid car run - its functions can be extended to other things, such as making a household run. Not only is Toyota Prius recognized for its green concept and fuel efficiency, it is also known as an effective electric generator.

There have been numerous recounts on the Internet of individuals employing their Toyota Prius as an electric generator. One such recount goes, that when the electricity supply of Paramus, New Jersey was left crippled in wake of Hurricane Sandy, one Bob Sakala extracted energy from the battery of his Toyota Prius in order to power an entire household for a week. This process took a single fuel tank's worth of energy.

Are you willing to try this out?