Toyota Prius doubles as generator, provides power for ice storm victim

If you're one of the unlucky ones who just got socked with that huge ice storm, well, you're probably not reading this right now — your power is probably still out — but for those of us who like to prepare for the future, here's an idea: Use your hybrid vehicle as a generator.

Electrical engineer John Sweeney hooked up his Toyota Prius to a DC-to-AC voltage inverter, and with five gallons of gas, was able to run his 'fridge, a TV, the fan that keeps warm air circulating from his wood stove, and a few lights. Just don't forget to keep that garage door open, Johnny.

Via Unpluggd