100mph confirmed

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  1. Skapruisprime

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    went 100 yesterday, please dont try this at home.

    Never thought it would make it but it can
     
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    Prime is governed at 103 mph. I tried it out on a lonely highway in South Dakota. I also tried it with the PHV. It is governed at 104 mph... which are both worthless trivia.

    Knowing you can sustain a cruise at 80 mph for 2 hours non-stop and achieve MPG in the upper 40's is information of true importance.
     
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    Bad Prius Prime owner. You are going to give us a bad reputation. We are known for crawling along the roads looking for 4pm early bird dinner specials.
     
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    Just had to try it, was an open road.

    Not something I’ll do again
     
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    Hmmm... it's 3:45PM when you realize that you need to be at your favorite place for the 4PM early-bird dinner special and that place is 25 miles away. Thanks to being able to go 100mph, you will not have to spend the extra $3 on the full-price buffet. (Your speeding ticket should be disregarded in making this calculation.)
     
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    I did it once each in my Gen 1 and Gen 2. I got tired of people asking me if the car could keep up with traffic on the freeway, so now I could simply say "I've done 100 mph in it" and that pretty much quieted them.

    Although I didn't tell them that it was only for a few seconds, and also I needed a slight downhill to hit 100. On a flat section it may have been possible but it would have taken too long. Even though when I did it I was in the middle of nowhere on a straight highway with visibility for miles and no cars in sight in either direction, it still was taking too long on the flat sections so I waited for a slight downhill.
     
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    I wouldn't, my home is too small to try it.
     
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    It was amazing (and quite annoying) how widespread the power misconception was. People genuinely thought electric motors wouldn't have enough power for freeway speed.

    My guess was household rechargeable batteries of the time were weak. So, they just assumed automotive-grade would be too.

    Of course, there are some who... still to this day... trying to undermine Prius by spreading FUD like that.
     
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    LOL! Those people have obviously never seen a 900 hp electric motor that's only a little bigger than a V-8 like the air compressors where I used to work. Of course, they ran on 4160 volts. :)

    I've not yet had my PiP in a place where I could see how fast it will go. But it will definitely accelerate a lot quicker than the uneducated realize. And not just from a stop.
     
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    Clearly, one of you now needs to enter a Prime into the Texas Mile.
     
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    I am going to try this at home, and don't try to stop me!
     
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    I've done thios with each of my cars on vcrtain lonely stretches of road.

    Not yet with my Prime because such stretches are usually far from charging stations.

    But I've done 95 accidentally when passing, so I've assumed it could reach 100.
     
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    There is a 525 ft (160 m), 8% grade, hill that I use to test maximum performance on the climb. It is straight and because of the grade, no speed traps. Typically I'm reaching +90 mph at the crest that transitions into a curve that is much more comfortable below 80 mph.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    Prius NHW11 is perfectly capable of 100 mph on long flats. I have no reason to expect less from later versions. What all hyperspeeders (including me) ought to consider is that you are betting your effing life that your 4 tires do not have any hard-to-detect defects. On a bad day, well, it could go badly. So, hit the number if you need the number but soon after slow down. Stay alive.

    Separately, 100 mph on US highways is a slap in the face for law enforcement if they get a good 'radar look' at you. There is no state where consequences are small. You may have a stretch of highway without LEO (I did, and assumed that X Files filming nearby drew their attention away), but it only takes one to spoil the fun.

    I can't stop you. If it goes awry I can't save you. Can only say yes it has been done already and it's unremarkable (OK; serene) and there is not much for you to learn from repeating the experiment.
     
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    If your Prius (or whatever) gets squirrelly above 80, listen. Now is not the time to shoot for 100.
     
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    I don't have anywhere to go to where it is so important to get there so quickly. Pretty boring or what ?

    If I could get away with it, I would do it all tomorrow.
     
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    10 over or 'with the crowd'. Beyond that you are asking LEO to drop his donut.

    If you are out in the lonelies and want to see 3 digits, I can only hope that you know as much about your tires as you think you do.
     
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    A Prime Factor Formerly "I want my PHEV"

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    As indicated by the speedometer, or something else?
     
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