Hybrids Plus’ approach to conversion is to replace the OEM NiMH pack with its Li-ion PHEV pack, which it builds itself using 26650 cells from A123Systems. The company currently offers the following:
|Hybrids Plus Conversion Packs|
|Pack||Vehicle||All Electric Range||Capacity||Charge time
|PHEV-15||Prius 2004-2008||15 miles||4.5 kWh||~6 hours||$24,000|
|PHEV-30||Prius 2004-2008||30 miles||9.0 kWh||~8 hours||$32,000|
|PHEV-25||Escape/Mariner 2006-2007; 2008||25 miles||12.0 kWh||~12 hours||$36,000|
Deliveries can be provided in approximately four weeks from the initial order.
This collaboration allows more hybrid owners to have the most efficient vehicles on the road today. ZAP dealers are preparing to offer a new level of service in the coming years involving mass-market hybrid and electric cars from Detroit Electric, so experience with plug-in hybrids can accelerate this process.—ZAP CEO Steve Schneider