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PHEV Plug in Supply Kit in use by Saintjerome!

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Here is a mileagle reading of my latest excursion.  I got 82 mpg over about 60+ miles.Plug in "Supply Kit

post #2 of 12

That's fantastic!  What were you driving?

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This is a 2007 PHEV Prius with a kit from Plug in Supply.  It was installed in December by www.autobeyours.com  My blog is at www.phevprius.blogspot.com 

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Here is my latest mileage screen driving to work today.  I am learning to stretch the batteries out more and more with hypermiling and opportunity charging.

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Very nice.  How much did the conversion cost you by the way?

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Sorry it took so long to get back to you.  I coach track and am crazy busy right now.  Well...I bought a salvage car so the package deal was 23,000.   This was about 5,000 below the Kelly Blue Book value.  The kit I had installed was 5,000 (included in that 23,000.  I believe that I got a pretty good deal.  I can upgrade the kit I installed to Lithium in 2 years and they will be good for 11 years at that time.  I did not get Lithium at first because they were not ready.  What's great about my Plug in Supply Kit is that I don't have to change anything when I add the Lithium.

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A much more affordable kit is available. You can convert your hybrid with a simple complete Li-ion PHEV conversion kit by Enginer under $2000. It is available on ebay. Search by keyword, phev.

 

It works with Prius 2000-2009. It should work with 2010 as well but need to wait for the new model to test it out.

 

 

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Hi,

    If the kit is under 2000, how much are the batteries?  I can't hardly believe you can get 5 kwh with Lithium for that price.  Maybe lithium ready??

 

saintjerome

post #9 of 12

2KWH LiFePO4 batteries are included in the $2000 price.

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I checked out the ad and noticed that that was for smaller output.  In order to match the output of the Plug in Supply kit you would need to spend $2995.  Now that seems like a pretty good deal.  Now here are my questions:  1.  What is the warranty?  2.  Where is the company located?  Where does warranty work need to be sent?  3.  Who does the installation?  4.  What is their track record?  5.  Do they have customer recommendations?
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The kit includes two year part warranty.
The US distributor, AutomationTech Inc is located in Troy, Michigan.
Any defective part is sent to Troy, Michigan office for repair or replacement.
Installation is very simple. You can DIY or have hybrid technician to install it. The kit comes with detail installation instructions.
The product is very new. Not much track record yet.
They are working on setup a dealer network for this product for better customer service and support.
Stay tune...
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It sounds like by the time you upgrade to 5 KWH batteries and hire an installer, the price will be pushing Plug in Supply kit.  Also, I would like that track record as their are several Plug in Supply kits out there doing well. 
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