Enginer Prius PHEV Conversion Kit Reviews

Positive Reviews

RastaDonn

All Good

Posted

Pros: relatively easy install. +++75 MPG

Cons: poor documentation. nonexistent instructions

Was a pretty easy install. Have had confusing things happen which are not documented. Also having BMS (Battery Management System) issues, which may now be cleared up. Basicly the documentation is not really great. I had to piece together information from the supplied video, the "install document" and on-line user information. (Prius chat...)   For example, no document mentions anything about the EV mode wire. (and the fact that EV mode is included in the switch - you don't need to buy a separate EV switch) I just think someone needs to take an overall look at the product and write it up properly - in English:) no offense to anyone...    My install still has some...
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Negative Reviews

Joeseph

Lots of work, works a little

Posted

Pros: Can regen your traction battery when it's working

Cons: Problematic, warranty is parts only. 15 percent restocking fee.

Hello,   I purchased the Enginer PHEV kit in august of 2009 and had it installed by the owner of the company Jack Chen along with help from some of the best Prius PHEV kit installers Paul from 3-Prong in San Francisco and Eric Powers (EV Powers on Prius chat)   The best mpg I've ever gotten over a tank full of gas has been 60 mpg.  I don't count driving around in a flat empty mall parking lot at night as any sort of real world test.  If you do that on level ground you'll probably get higher.  Mine are real world driving my car, over hills, on freeways at 65 mph, air on if it's over 85 degrees etc.  I also drive like a little old lady to try to max out mpg.  I slowly accelerate...
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More Reviews

Davidbu

Enginer PHEV

Posted

Pros: ease of use, easy installation

Cons: none

I installed the 4kwh system a few weeks ago.  The installation took a Saturday - about 6 hours.  I can see it taking much less time the second time.  There are a lot of revelations that occur while installing.  It pays to put the batteries in the box after it is in the car- otherwise it is very heavy.   Using it is seamless.  I easily get 70-90mpg in real world driving.  There is a learning curve to driving with it.  Each time I use it the mileage improves.  Jack is great with his customer service.  There is a bit of tinkering, but nothing complicated.    As with any new technology there will be surprises.  So...
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