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Posted by Mike Rosenberg on March 10, 2007, 3:16 pm

Isn't it amazing that the exact same battery can have different life
spans based on local legislation?  ;-)

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Posted by Michelle Steiner on March 10, 2007, 11:35 pm

 mikePOST@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg) wrote:

Almost makes you think they're Republican.

Support the troops:  Bring them home ASAP.

Posted by Michael Pardee on March 10, 2007, 3:33 pm

In those states Toyota uses the special batteries from its secret reserve!


Posted by bob on March 10, 2007, 8:50 pm

probably has about a 10-15 yr life, depending on how you drive and how hot a
i'm suspecting you know nothing about battery technology michelle..best to
keep quiet on this.


Posted by Michael Pardee on March 10, 2007, 11:03 pm

However, she and many others here have a lot of group experience with the
NiMH in the Prius application - empirical data trumps theory every time.
Science, you know.

Some more you should know about the application: in operation the battery is
forced air cooled with air from the passenger compartment. The handful of
failures - representing around 0.1% of the Prius sold - and the associated
DTCs to date suggest mechanical failure of connections within individual
cells, and have not taken on any pattern related to years or miles in
service. 2001 models in the US regularly make it to the 200K mile mark on
the original hybrid battery. (Michelle et al know all this.) The smart way
to bet is that few Prius cars will face battery replacement during their
useful life. That has been the experience so far and I don't see any reason
that should change.


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