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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?

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    Ugh! Can't edit OP. I should

    Ugh! Can't edit OP. I should have described it as a "mobile", not portable, electricity generator.

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    Looks like these options

    Looks like these options just became available for both the Prius (just under $800) and Prius Plug-In (just under $1,200).

    More details here:
    http://www.greenoptimistic.com/2012/.../#.UJXSXYW6Wp0

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    I did not know much more

    I did not know much more about Prius as portable electricity generator but allocation you did here now make me curious to know what is going. Thanks
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