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One More Reason to Buy a Prius

By November 12, 2012

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The generator has emerged as the must-have item following a natural disaster. But I've often wondered why a generator -- basically a gasoline-powered motor that produces an electrical charge -- can't be incorporated into a car, which is also a gasoline-powered motor that produces an electrical charge.
Enter the Prius: In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Prius owners have discovered that their car can operate as a mobile generator. As if the environmental benefits weren't enough...


November 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm
(1) Shannon says:

I have a Prius – but you don’t need a Prius to do this. Any car would do that has a cigarette lighter or auxiliary outlet. I have run an inverter from my RAV4 many times to power small devices. The Prius probably has a more efficient engine but you don’t think much about that when you don’t have any power.

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