2001 prius, want to make it plug-in

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  1. Perviktor

    Perviktor New Member

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    I’m living in Finland and have taken over an old 2001 prius with dead hv battery. I remember some years ago reading some Threads here on the forum about making the 2001 prius plug in and bypass the fuelmotor to make it run totally on the electric motor.

    I have about 30 km to the childrens school and would be happy doing that on electricity.

    IF i remember right, by strangeling the fuel pipe, the computer would automatically switch to battery. Anybody backning this up?

    Greatful for tips and coments.
    PerViktor
     
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    As I recall, the NHW-11 prius could not go more than about 60 km/h on the electric motor. The limitation was that without the gas engine also turning, the planetary gear ratio would over-rev the electric motor at faster ground speeds, so the software would limit it.
     
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    Cutting off the fuel supply is a very bad idea. It will cause the fuel pump to run dry and probably burn out. Shop carefully online for Plug In conversion kits and read all about any company before you do business with them.
     
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    Thanks galde for your thought, for me it would’nt be a problem if it only Went 60km/h, mostly I drive to childrens school and speed limit is max 80 km/h on that road.
     
  5. Perviktor

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    Thanks pluggo, i will look in to that online, I Also have a good carmechanic who are intrested to help me do the changes, if I find the right instructions...
     
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    have you searched the gen 1 forum?
     
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