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Posted by Lu R on August 19, 2009, 2:33 pm
 


This should shut "noballs" Noddy up for life about his lies about the
battery needing replacing..lmao..truth sucks dont it? :)



Queensland fleet of Black and White Taxis, owner Graham Boundy knows the
truth about high-mileage Hybrids - and it's surprisingly good. His oldest
Prius has managed a lifespan of 341,000 before needing replacement of their
nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries.? The only problem even at the end of
their battery pack service life was a low voltage reading. So which means
the Battery started to wear out around 341,000 miles. At 15,000 miles a
year, it would take me 22 years to wear the Battery out



Posted by Kev on August 19, 2009, 5:35 pm
 


Lu R wrote:

Clearly you don't understand how batteries work
you will never get 22 years from a battery


Kev

Posted by David T. Johnson on August 19, 2009, 6:37 pm
 

Kev wrote:

Never say never.  The Prius uses Ni-Cad batteries and keeps them in a
state of moderate charge...never high, never low.  The biggest factor in
Ni-Cd battery life is the number of discharge cycles...which the Prius
controls very carefully by keeping the state of charge fairly constant.
  The age of the battery since it was manufactured is also a factor,
particularly if the battery is placed on a shelf and allowed to
self-discharge to zero and then stored for years.  Such a battery would
not last a long time.  If a Prius, on the other hand, were being driven
regularly for 22 years, it might be possible for the battery to last
that long, at least enough to still be functional even if at a reduced
level.  You could certainly expect to get 10 years.  I think Toyota
warranties 8 years so they are pretty sure about 8 years...so the
mileage is probably the best indicator of remaining battery life and
300,000 miles seems reasonable to expect...and is probably about the
life expectancy of the vehicle, anyway.  The replacement cost at when
that time comes will probably be in the $000 to $000 range, although
batteries from wrecked cars will certainly be quite a bit cheaper,
depending on their mileage and condition.


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Posted by Was Istoben on August 19, 2009, 8:36 pm
 



My Prius uses Lithium Ion batteries, not Nickel Cadmium.


Posted by DougSlug on August 30, 2009, 11:37 pm
 



Wow!  So you have a plug-in conversion model?  What is your mileage?  I am
curious about how much of a difference that makes.  How much did that
conversion cost you?


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