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Posted by The ambivalent dbu. on May 4, 2006, 11:33 pm

What is the physical size of the battery pack in the Toyota Pirus?

I do wish Toyota would change the name, I have a hell of a time with the

Posted by Ray O on May 5, 2006, 4:44 am


According to the information on this site
http://www.cleangreencar.co.nz/page/prius-technical-info  there are 228
batteries roughly the size of a D-cell battery.  There is a picture of the
battery pack on the site.

Ray O
(correct punctuation to reply)

Posted by The ambivalent dbu. on May 5, 2006, 10:50 am

Thanks, bookmarked for later consumption.  I'm told by the service
manager at my dealer the battery pack is surrounded by computers and not
user serviceable.  Amazing technology and I think it will only get

I have a friend who has a hybrid Highlander and likes it.  He just
checked mileage in city driving and it was 36 mpg city driving.  Not bad
for a vehicle of that size and weight.  I just had my 04 Sienna on a
road trip this week and I checked the mileage, 27.63 MPG, also not bad
for a 4400 lb vehicle, gas only.  I'm a prudent driver which helps.

Posted by Michael Pardee on May 6, 2006, 12:23 am
Close enough description, I think. Don't touch it, you'll break it. Sit back
und watch der blinkenlights.


Posted by perfb on May 5, 2006, 7:27 pm
 yeah, I wonder what the corporate image makers were thinking with that
name?  Is it supposed to suggest anything at all?

The only association that 'Prius' brings to my mind is 'Priapus', but
maybe that's just me?

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