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How many here would be interested in an add on battery to the Prius, that will enable you to travel 50 miles under only electirc power? So you could back and forth work without the gas motor and just plug it in at night for the next day.

You would theoretically be getting 100 mpg or better.
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How many here would be interested in an add on battery to the Prius, that will enable you to travel 50 miles under only electirc power? So you could back and forth work without the gas motor and just plug it in at night for the next day.

You would theoretically be getting 100 mpg or better.
Not that interested since it'd likely be too expensive and void much of the car's warranty.

Also, the max speed at which the Prius can travel on electric alone is 42 mph so the mod wouldn't be particularly helpful for my commute which has 20 mins of highway at 65-80 mph.

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Even at speeds over 42MPH, the Prius can achieve substantial miles/gallon on a high charge.
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I still think that the plugin "add-on" is still full of hype.

Draining those add-on batteries every morning won't be good for their longevity.
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Draining those add-on batteries every morning won't be good for their longevity.
I would expect that to depend on how good the charge management system is, and what type of batteries.

I will definitely be looking for a plug-in hybrid when its time to buy my next car. As for an add-on battery, I would have to have more specifics to answer.
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I don't want a plug-in. I want a hand-crank charging battery. Good for the environment and my cardiovascular health.

Or maybe I should just walk to work?

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Or maybe I should just walk to work?
That would be more efficient. Less energy conversions.
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