Disaster Zone

The Toyota Prius as a "Generator"

A creative way to get emergency power for your needs.

by Eric Holdeman / November 19, 2012

If necessity is the mother of invention, then this idea of using a Prius as an "emergency generator" to provide power for your critical electrical needs is a creative solution.  Not being an expert in using a power inverter and how to hook it up--I'll stay away from the technical details.  


I know this is pretty basic, but I've seen many a person die from the improper use of power generation equipment.  Therefore, remember the car must not be parked in a garage or other enclosed building with the engine running.  Carbon monoxide is a silent killer.