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PICC's latest converted plug-in Prius boasts 40-mile electric range, 245 mpg

Plug-in Conversions Corporation (PICC) is well known for its over-the-top Toyota Prius conversions. From its conversion kit that allows the Prius to scoot past 70 miles per hour under electric power alone to its tweaks that bestow the Prius with a Eric Loveday

Start-up company Alte converts fleet vehicles to plug-in hybrids, 50,000 mile warranty included

With 10.2 million fleet vehicles in use in the U.S., innovative start-up company Alte saw a market opportunity to develop a plug-in hybrid conversion that would transform the nation's inefficient vehicles into the fleet of the future. The company, founded less than two short years ago, hopes to convert 500,000 fleet vehicles over to extended-range plug-in hybrids in the next six years. While conversions are quite a regular occurrence, Alte offers something that most don't: a 50,000 mile powertra

Florida offering $5,000 rebates for plug-in hybrid Prius conversions... for 90 people

There are plenty of ways to give your Prius a plug, but with an average cost around $8,000-$10,000, the change is not cheap. There are some budget conversions, but they don't provide a lot of benefits. Some Florida residents, though, will so

Bientôt Electrique Association offers plug-in kit for the Prius

The French pro-EV association, Bientôt Electrique (which means "electric soon") is offering a kit, guaranteed for two-years, that converts a regular Toyota Prius into a plug-in hybrid. The kit can be obtained without a battery for €1,499. If you want to add to the Prius' standard battery, a 2 kW battery + kit is offered for €2,550 and the 4 kW battery + kit is €3,550. Bientôt Electrique will install it for €349. The battery is installed in the trunk and the two po

Jungle Motors now selling Prius PHEVs in Orange County

Despite Toyota's reluctance to release plug-in hybrid versions of its popular Prius hatchback, there are a number of companies that are willing to sell you a retrofitted model. Add another to the list, as Jungle Motors in Orange County, California, which has been converting Porsche 911s and Chrysler PT Cruisers to electric drive for a little while now, has just released its PH