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Priuses for power

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Via The Eldest, a note from one of her students in New Jersey:

Interesting thing about the power outage though – my dad used his Prius as a generator. It was amazing – Toyota should use that in their marketing materials! We just used it to power the refrigerator, freezer, and a couple of power strips (for phones, etc.). But we only used 3 gallons of gas! We plugged in to the battery, and every time it started to wear down, the engine would pop on to juice it back up again. It was a very energy-efficient (and quiet) way to keep the important things going over the last couple of days!”

Written by LeisureGuy

2 November 2012 at 10:44 am

Posted in Daily life

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  1. She was without power for three days, and only used three gallons of gas! I’m still amazed.

    The Eldest

    2 November 2012 at 10:55 am

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