It is possible make my prius 2012 to Plug in mode as new model?

Discussion in 'Gen 1 Prius Plug-in 2012-2015' started by Thanabordee C., Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Thanabordee C.

    Thanabordee C. New Member

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    Dear All friends,
    I use Prius 2012 . It is possible to modify it to support Plug in mode as new model? or conversion kit to supoort this purpose?
    Now, I put E85 conversion . It is safe more 30% from use normal fuel.
    I need all friends opinion.

    Thanks all.
     

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    Oh, I am in Thailand. E85 fuel is cheaper than Gasoline 91. at 30%
     
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    There have been scores of discussions on this topic over the years. Searching the forums will probably reveal everything that could ever be said about this subject.
     
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    Thanks you.
     
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    I like the quip at the bottom of your post. Outstanding words of wisdom.
     
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    Have you checked the difference in gas MILEAGE when using E85 ?
    It might be a tad more than 30%.

    The answer to your first question is:
    Possible, yes most anything is possible, but it would be cost prohibitive and likely unreliable.
    MUCH better to just trade for a plug-in model stock.
     
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    In the U.S. a few states (eg; Colorado is the best) give owners a substantial subsidy/grant for converting to Plug-In mode. A company called Boulder Hybrid Conversions does this type of work, and member 3ProngPaul here does this type of work.

     
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    welcome to priuschat our new friend!:)
     
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    For those of you interested, here's an article on E85 use:

    E85 vs. Gasoline Comparison Test

    The bottom line is that it seems to make economical sense to use E85 only if it the price is at least 25% lower than standard (10% ethanol) fuel. This is assuming that the vehicle comes equipped to use either fuel, and does not account for recovery of conversion costs.

    YMMV
     
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