Published: November 8, 2012

By Pat Battle and Katie Honan

“The neighbors kept saying, ‘Does Bob have a generator?’ No, it’s the Prius. It’s a spaceship,” he said

Some tri-state residents who lost power during Sandy found temporary refuge from cold and dark homes inside their cars. For one New Jersey man, his hybrid car became the source of power, as he used the vehicle for power his entire home.

Bob Sakala bought his Toyota Prius Hybrid to save gas. In the week since Hurricane Sandy, he powered his home on three-quarters of a tank of gas.