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If the engine fails or you run out of gas

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Posted by Sam Inman on June 5, 2006, 2:52 am

If the internal combustion engine fails or the Prius runs out of gas, is
it capable of moving at slow speeds to a safe location? If so, about
what kind of range would it have, assuming the battery has an average
level of capacity?

Posted by Michelle Steiner on June 5, 2006, 3:42 am

About a mile or two.

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Posted by Eskimoe on June 27, 2006, 1:49 pm

I was able to drive about 1 mile at normal in town speeds (30-45) when
I ran out of gas.  My level was about 3 bars short of full.  After
filling up it started right up with no problems.

Sam Inman wrote:

Posted by richard schumacher on June 27, 2006, 3:05 pm

Remember: when the last bar starts to blink it means "buy gas right now,
damn it".

Posted by Bill on June 27, 2006, 3:21 pm

If he was 3 bars short of full when he ran out, he was a long way from one
blinking bar.  Sounds like a bad gauge to me.

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