NOVA’s “Big Energy Gamble” is now in reruns, which features LG performing plug-in conversions (end of Chapter 5, beginning of Chapter 6). It’s a flattering segment which has inspired many viewers to convert their cars.
Some necessary clarification:
Besides conventional repair services on hybrid cars (99% of our business) Luscious Garage currently provides plug-in conversions ONLY for the Toyota Prius, model years 2004-2009, and ONLY the system from Plug-In Conversions Corporation. We no longer offer the system in the footage (circa April 2008).
If you would like to schedule a conversion, the first step is a down payment of $12,000 (our cost for the kit). Lead time is 3 weeks for system delivery. Once we receive the down payment we can place the order to the manufacturer (Plug-In Conversions Corporation), get a firm ETA on the system, and schedule the conversion.
For more information, check out the following blog:
NO OTHER CONVERSIONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM LUSCIOUS GARAGE.
I do look forward to converting the 2010 Prius sometime in the future. If you want to voice your own interest in such a system, I suggest contacting our supplier directly:
If you are interested in converting another car (anything but the second generation Prius), the best first step is to find your local chapter of the Electric Auto Association and attend a meeting. Ground up EV conversions are serious technical and financial endeavors beyond the scope of Luscious Garage.
Thanks to all for their kind words and enthusiasm.