Overclocking isn’t just for computers anymore, some guy modifies his Prius and gets 180 miles per gallon.

Ron Gremban and Felix Kramer have modified a Toyota Prius so it can be plugged into a wall outlet.



This does not make Toyota happy. The company has spent millions of dollars persuading people that hybrid electric cars like the Prius never need to be plugged in and work just like normal cars. So has Honda, which even ran a commercial that showed a guy wandering around his Civic hybrid fruitlessly searching for a plug.



But the idea of making hybrid cars that have the option of being plugged in is supported by a diverse group of interests, from neoconservatives who support greater fuel efficiency to utilities salivating at the chance to supplant oil with electricity.



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