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IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?

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I'm just far enough from Melbourne to need to stop for a 40 minute quick charge along the way. Is it worth considering sacrificing some of the boot for more batteries?
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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LATER OF BATTERIES?

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You would need to add to the cell groups underneath the car too. That may be challenging to impossible
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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?

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Matthew/antiscab ... Did you really create a plug-in Gen One Prius? That was a dream of mine ever since I saw the film WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR. I was told it was a waste of time.

Another stupid question: I saw the UTS developed plug in Prius many years ago, and it was also a PLUG OUT ... you could use it during blackouts or camping. Would that be possible with the Blade?

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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?

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The battery in my plugin prius was too small, and died prematurely. It is possible, but cost prohibitive sadly.

The uts prius I think is for sale second hand. The batteries are getting on a bit. There's been an issue with testing cells similar age to go in as a replacement.

As for plug out with the blade, yes possible. Depends how much power you want and what you want to do with it.
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Re: IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER LAYER OF BATTERIES?

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Just thinking out loud again: I wonder if a Prius battery pack could be sat in the hatch/boot just for long trips... and taken out for charging and when you're just going around town ...

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