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Hybrid Tinkerers.Sff Cajc803 20050815151155 It looks like a typical Toyota Prius hybrid, but in the trunk sits an 80-miles-per-gallon secret – a stack of 18 brick-sized batteries that boosts the car’s high mileage with an extra electrical charge so it can burn even less fuel. Gremban, an electrical engineer and committed environmentalist, spent several months and $3,000 tinkering with his car. Link.

Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. mrfusion on said:

    I hope you guys are planning a HOWTO article for this….

  2. … and what powers the batteries? Even if it comes from hydroelectric power, there are pretty far-reaching environmental effects. For the record, I work at a company that does research regarding hydroelectric dams and their effects.

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