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How Long Does The Battery On A Toyota Prius Last?
The Toyota Prius relies both on a traditional gas engine and on an EV motor that draws energy from the nickel hydride battery, which is charged by regular use. As long as owners drive their cars around regularly, the batteries should stay healthy and provide plenty of mileage — but they don’t last forever.
According to Wrightgrid, drivers can expect their Toyota Prius battery to last between 10 and 15 years, especially if they’ve taken good care of it. Wrightgrid notes that owners can determine how quickly their battery is deteriorating by the frequency of voltage spikes, but should get about 150,000 miles at the bare minimum before seeing any sort of problems in handling.
Prius drivers can keep the battery charged by driving their vehicle regularly, and by keeping it gassed up so that they aren't relying so heavily on the hybrid EV system. They may also want to limit the number of "short" trips, or tours through populated urban spaces with many stop lights, as these trips can put stress on the car's battery and lower its lifespan.