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Old 09-13-2018, 11:44 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ProDigit View Post
Priuses use their electric motor to start the engine, so yes, they do use lithium batteries (the trunk battery) to start the engine.
As redpoint5 said, prior to 2016 no non-plug-in Prius had a lithium ion battery.

This Shouty character seems to think that OEMs employ armies of engineers for no reason, take years to develop new models for no reason, do no wear or longevity testing, and that his "common sense" is worth more than their investment in said engineers and cars. The guy is an idiot, and that's what bothers me most about him.

Oh, one more thing--he doesn't know the difference between "electronic" and "electric." See previous statement.

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