Latest in

Image credit:

HyMotion's PHEV battery lets you plug in your hybrid

Paul Miller, @futurepaul
February 24, 2006
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

However efficient hybrid vehicles become, you're still going to need a little bit of stop and go action to charge up the battery, and that means you'll be burning through some of that crazy expensive gasoline. But HyMotion is here to help with their new PHEV Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle), which adds an extra battery to your hybrid that can be charged from a regular wall outlet. Once you run out of juice on this li-ion secondary battery, you can resume normal operation, but for local travel you might be able to get by on mostly battery power, leaving that ol' gas pump nearly a thing of the past. The system, which works with the Ford Escape and Toyota Prius, is currently $9500, but only available to Government and fleet owners. HyMotion is hoping to have the price down to $5000 when the kit becomes available to the public in 12 months.

[Via gizmag]



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The gadgets that refuse to die

The gadgets that refuse to die

View
Twitter bans deepfakes that are 'likely to cause harm'

Twitter bans deepfakes that are 'likely to cause harm'

View
The best games for PS4

The best games for PS4

View
NASCAR driver 'rage quits' esports race

NASCAR driver 'rage quits' esports race

View
Google Fit redesign focuses on your step count

Google Fit redesign focuses on your step count

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr