When it comes to information on the internet, you can find almost anything by doing a quick Google search. Reddit is an excellent source for a wide range of subjects.
I decided to see what the internet is talking about, and here is what I found.
Converted Prius Takes A Road Trip
A Prius driver set out on a three-month-long road trip. The Gen 3 Prius that they used included a secondary LiFePo battery, inverter, and solar panels.
The 200w system was certainly enough to keep them going on the road and power all their basic needs. Prius road trippers and campers are increasing in number, and this setup is no exception.
The rigid mounted solar panels are not my favorite where the lines are run, but the system does work and keeps the owner happy, and what else matters really?
Toyota Prius Rally Car
We all know that Prius is one tough cookie, but how does it hold up as a rally car? Pretty well, if you ask, the race team driving it.
The Gazoo Racing (GR) Prius is defiantly something to talk about. The eco-car that now competes in a severe off-road challenge is anything but eco-friendly. Or are they trying to see what car gets the best fuel economy during the race?
Anyway, you slice it, and a GR Prius needs to come to the United States and fast.
Toyota Prius Catalytic Converter Theft
No surprise here that catalytic converter theft is still running strong on the Prius front. Toyota is the largest buyer of catalytic converters worldwide, and with Prius have a dense concentration of precious metals in theirs, it makes sense.
Scrap value for converters is still around $1,000 for a Gen 2 Prius and can be more depending on where you live. People have gone to great lengths to protect their converters by using shields and other types of deterrents, but theft rages on.
Toyota Prius is a car that will continue to be talked about for decades to come. Whether it be because of fuel economy, cost of ownership, or all the strange things people do with them, the car is legendary in its way.
That is all for today. Look for more Prius information to come here on TorqueNews and my YouTube Channel. Remember Today's Adventure is Tomorrow's Story.
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