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Posted by danny burstein on August 8, 2008, 3:05 am

Kind of... the Honda Insight batteries are warranteed
for 150,000 miles / ten years. It's not a PHEV, but
that's still a good precedent.

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Posted by Mauried on August 8, 2008, 5:18 am
On Fri, 8 Aug 2008 03:05:49 +0000 (UTC), danny burstein

No it isnt.
The batteries in Hybrids like the Prius and the Insight do have a long
life simply because they have a very closely monitored charge /
discharge cycle and a very shallow depth of discharge.
You cant drive any of the existing Hybrids on the battery alone for
any more than about 1KM before the engine automatically starts
and starts charging the battery.

The only current available data on PHEV battery warranties is the
Calcars Prius conversion to a PHEV, and in this case all you get is a
2 year warranty on the new battery.

Posted by Rob on September 6, 2008, 1:52 am
 On Aug 8, 12:18am, maur...@tpg.com.au (Mauried) wrote:

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