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11-04-2012 06:26 AM #1
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Prius as portable electricity generator?
After the huge Japanese earthquake that forced the shut down of some nukes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_T...ke_and_tsunami), Toyota said they'd offer in the future (either as standard or as an option), the ability for their Prius to act as a gasoline powered electrical generator. You would park your Prius outdoors (due to exhaust emissions), and run an extension cord from it into your house to power stuff (your refrig every few hours, lights for a few hours at nite, etc). Power would come from the battery first and then from engine acting as a generator.
Does anyone know if Toyota still plans on doing this? If so, will they offer this in America? If so, when?