You might not realize it, but your Toyota Prius could become an emergency generator during a blackout. PlugOut Power offers kits to transform Prius cars into emergency generators for over nine years now.
PlugOut-5 kits work by tapping into the battery pack of a Prius and drawing power from it to produce up to five kilowatts of electricity, enough for lights, appliances and small electronics.
PlugOut Power’s kits are more efficient and produce lower emissions than traditional generators, not to mention being quieter – ideal if you live in residential areas.
These kits are compatible with most Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles, including the Prius, Camry Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid hybrids, as well as plug-in hybrid vehicles like RAV4 Prime.
PlugOut Power provides kits that range in cost between $1,995 and $2,595, depending on wattage requirements. Installation instructions can be found online.
If you live in an area prone to blackouts, investing in a PlugOut-5 kit could prove invaluable in keeping lights lit and appliances functioning during an outage.
It is a more environmentally-friendly option than using traditional generators to produce electricity, with quieter operation that’s important in residential areas and relatively straightforward installation process.