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.
Any references to pricing of parts, labor, or estimates of any kind were accurate at time of publication. Please contact us for updated pricing.