05 May '11, 3pm

Toyota Prius Hacked Into Energy-Generating Roller Coaster (Video)

Toyota Prius Hacked Into Energy-Generating Roller Coaster (Video)

It's a rather expensive way to get a prototype rolling, but if it inspires something bigger, then it's a plus. NotCot reports, "Toyota teamed up with our favorite engineering crew Deeplocal to build a roller coaster from a 2011 Prius. The team of 5 gutted a Prius, using the engine, wiring harness, batteries, and Hybrid Synergy Drive system in a custom designed and fabricated coaster car... and a 70 foot coaster track out of steel."

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/toyota-prius-hack...

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