What Kind of Battery Does a Toyota Prius Need?


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The Toyota Prius requires two batteries: a 12V lead/acid battery and the main hybrid driving battery. The first battery is typical of those found in gas-powered vehicles, while the second is a nickel-metal hydride unit designed specifically for electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.

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What Kind of Battery Does a Toyota Prius Need?
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The Toyota Prius uses Panasonic Prismatic Module batteries for its main energy source. The battery has evolved over the years, from a plastic case used in the first generation in 2000, to a metal one, used since 2004.

GreentecAuto.com offers a wide range of Prius replacement battery packs from which to choose, with prices ranging from $1,000 to about $2,300. Greentec offers battery packs for all three generations of Prius.

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