Battery change

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  1. Black Prius

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    Whether the battery Prius 2016 year fits the Prius 2010 year ?
     
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    Not even close. The gen 4 battery is considerably larger for one thing.
     
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    The 12v is not interchangeable
     
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    Yeah, either 12 volt or hybrid battery, neither is compatible.
     
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    Yes, the modules will fit. Has to be nimh
     
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    Wait a minute, @Black Prius. Which battery are you asking about?

    Neither battery can be just swapped out. The 12V batteries are not the same size for one thing. However, the cells from a NiMH 2016 or newer traction battery will work in a Gen 2 or Gen 3, but you'll want to use all the cells so they match each other.
     
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    Right
     
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    Trim Two ONLY (not Two Eco), yes the modules can be used. It has NiMH. All other trims have Li-Ion modules.
     
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    Only Trim One or Two ( NOT Two Eco)
     
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    It is a pity because I have the opportunity to buy cheap with Prius 2016 and I wanted to mount it to my Prius 2010.
    I currently have 40% battery life
     
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    I just realized you are in Poland. The batteries in 2016 Prius vary by country. The advice I gave was for the United States.
     
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    IIRC, in 2020, only the AWD version has NiMH. I wasn't sure about other changes from year to year. So, rather than specify trim, I specified chemistry. :D But for 2016 specifically, yes, you're absolutely right.
     
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    2016 - 2018. That is why I mentioned Trim One that was introduced in mid 2017.
     
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