Gen 4 2016 (Japanese Domestic model ) battery

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  1. ahmad ashfaq

    ahmad ashfaq Junior Member

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    folks I am interested in buying this model of prius made in Japan , its a 2016 model , but I am not sure if the EV battery is Nickel or Lithium , hybrid are mostly imported from Japan in to Pakistan , and looking at data Lithium batteries which are mostly in Gen 2 plug in and prius alpha 7 seater are seen clocking 400 K miles but Nickel ones drying out at 100 K miles ,
    So should I be worried about EV battery type , or?

    The Japanese variant has no manual , I hope its the same as USA variant .

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    NiNH batteries have been around since the start of PRIUS - there was a thread here yesterday where a TAXI and another (from GOOGLE search) had done in excess of 600,000 miles. And they'd have been NiMH batteries. The expectation with a NiMH battery is that it should normally last the life of the car.
     
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    nickel doesn't do as well in hot climates it seems. at least, that has been the experience in n/a. most of the high mileage taxi's are in canada.

    idk how you can find out. search the net for toyota japanese specs i guess.

    do you have access to a good hybrid mechanic?
     
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    Except the high mileage TAXI reported in Australia was in Cairns. Stinking hot, humidity extreme.
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    Check the basic model code, which should be shown on the name label, affixed to the B pillar inside the left front door:

    ZVW50: Ni-MH battery, 2WD
    ZVW51: Li-ion battery, 2WD
    ZVW55: Ni-MH battery, AWD-e​

    On cars built for sale in Japan, the complete model code, such as DAA-ZVW51-AHXHB, also identifies the grade (trim level).
     
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