Cars That Power Your 'Frig'

Toyota-developed system has a maximum output of 1500 watts which allows it to power larger appliances like fridges and microwaves.

Published: 28-Jul-2011

Japan's earthquake disaster has inspired Toyota to offer its Prius hybrid with a power outlet that can run household electrical appliances for two days.

Japanese car maker Toyota is set to offer an optional AC power-point in its Prius hybrid car that will allow owners to run their electrical goods from the car's battery pack.

Industry journal Automotive News reports the idea was spawned following the devastating earthquake that struck the country on March 11.


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