OwnerSean Scherer
Owner's Other EVs1997 Toyota Corolla
1993 Soleq Evcort
LocationPhoenix, Arizona United States map
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Vehicle2005 Toyota Prius, Package V
PHEV Prius, converted using plug-in-
supply.com battery box, Brusa charger,
Pentametric monitor, CAN-view V3+, 17Ah
VRLA 12V batteries (20).
DrivetrainStock Prius drivetrain with added EV
button and force-stealth mode hidden ECU
trip button.
Batteries20 B and B 12V 17Ah, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
total pack is ~4kwh, weighs ~270 lbs.
System Voltage240 Volts
3.3kw charger
HeaterAll seats converted to heated seats
(electric heat elements, 12V). Stock
heater relies on engine heat.
InstrumentationCalcars MFD interface with Prius stock
information screen.
Pentametrics display for secondary battery
Top Speed100 MPH (160 KPH)
in PHEV mode with ICE being utilized,
100 mph is achievable.
in EV mode (press the EV mode button)
which is Toyota designed/interfaced, 34
mph is maximum (it kicks out of EV mode
if you try to pass 34 mph).
in Force-stealth mode (Prius computer
is tricked into thinking car is out of
gas so it turns off ICE and runs
Stealth only) top speed is in the 50's
(restricted by the RPM on MG2 d/t CVT
transmission relying on ICE spinning).
AccelerationNormal Prius acceleration, not great but
average car.
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
EV only mode can take you 8 miles on
electricity only (with the "cheaper"
batteries in it now, with 22Ah same
size 12V batteries would be improved to
12 miles), with Lithium could do 30 or
40 miles even!
In PHEV mode; gets 80mpg for first 40
miles then normal Prius mpg after that
(appx. 46-58mpg, so 500 miles per tank)
Watt Hours/Mile300 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:84,231 Miles (135,527 Kilometers)
Current:85,467 Miles (137,516 Kilometers)
Total:1,236 Miles (1,988 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults
TiresDunlop Potenza
Conversion TimeI bought the car converted already and put
in new batteries
Conversion Cost$11,000
What a fantastic vehicle! This is how all cars should be!
If it had better batteries (future upgrade) it would be even
better, needs a 40 miles EV only range.

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