Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Pimp my Prius
Over at Juiced Hybrid you can buy all sorts of widgets to make your Prius cooler, hotter and more efficient. Items range from a bolt-on chassis stiffener:
To a device you plug into the car's diagnostic system that promises to teach you how to improve your mileage:
To an electronic module that will make your Prius run on battery power only at speeds up to 34 mph:
To a $5,000 kit to convert your Prius to a plug-in EV car with 360 lbs of extra batteries and a huge increase in mileage:
Juiced Hybrid claims you can expect up to 100 mpg with the extra batteries.
I searched the site and found no offerings for Prius duallies:
They did have a link to a Prius autocross race, though:
Somebody should organize the Texas Grand Prius (Marfa to Terlingua, say). I'd enter.