ConVerdant News and Announcements:
15 August 2016: Industry News: Tesla has now taken $1000 deposits on over 400,000 Model 3 200 mile electric vehicles for delivery in 2018-2019. All without a product or advertising. That has awakened the auto industry.
Also, Calif and NESCAUM-MOU states LEV mandates start to ramp up 2018-2025, and a new report on Dealership preparedness: http://bit.ly/2aS4yUx , FYI.
21 July 2016: A ConVerdant customer has verified the voltage of the 2016 Prius Eco hybrid battery [lithium] to be the same as the gen2&3 Prius [approx 208v]. He subsequently installed the battery cable onto the hybrid battery, now under the front seat, and verified that the Plug-Out works. It seems that Toyota's Prius line is continuing to use the same voltage and pack organization as the gen2&3 Prius for NiMH and Li batteries, though with improved battery chemistry and packaging. Please note that the gen3 Prius C still uses a different pack voltage [144v] so is not compatible with the Plug-Out Island. Please verify the pack voltage for any gen4 Prius you inquire about.
21 July 2014: ConVerdant is changing address for one year, starting the end of July, to: 19 Wentworth Terrace, Dover, NH 03301 [should have been 03820].
The phone number and email address remain the same. 21 May 2015 : ConVerdant reverted to it's original address at 46 Ridge Rd, Concord, NH 03301
5 May 2014: 2kw Plug-Out Issues Corrected. ConVerdant received word in March-April that the 2kw Plug-Out system was having issues with the Gen 3 Prius, and maybe some Gen 2's. The red triangle warning light on the dashboard was coming on when the inverter was plugged in and activated. After much investigation by ConVerdant and customers we determined that the cause was a short, between the inverter's ground pin and the negative battery cable terminal, that was designed into the inverters by the manufacturer.
ConVerdant accepted all 2kw Plug-Out's back for repairs. The fixed Plug-Outs were returned to customers, and all future 2kw inverters will ship with the fix in place.
15 May 2014: ConVerdant attends NH-VT Upper Valley EV Event. ConVerdant attended the Upper Valley EV event at the Montshire Science Museum in Norwich VT. There were over 200 people attending and over 15 Plug-in cars, many for Ride-Drive demonstrations. ConVerdant was there with PHEV [our Prius] demonstrating our Plug-Out systems to the many very interested attendees. Vermont is one of the fastest growing plug-in markets in the USA.