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post #1 of 3 Old 04-27-2011, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Default What is a Plug in PHEV Prius?

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All current (stock) Prius do not plug in, so they are just HEV. (Hybrid Electric Vehicles)

There are aftermarket kits to add more batteries and a plug in charger control, to make current Prius able to plug in. They tend to change handling and be non-seamless in operation.

Toyota is working on a factory Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, due in 2012. Ideally the handling will be less effected and the control will be seamless
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Handling will be worse if you go the aftermarket route because of the extra batteries. Toyota is incorporating the current batteries on the Prius to keep it seamless. Plus theres that extra benefit of keeping the factory warranty.
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even though if you reworked the suspension and re did proper calculations to where to put the batteries and balance the car it shouldn't be too bad..
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