Is it possible to drive on battery power alone for short distance?

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  1. wwk68

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    I was checking to see if it's possible to go 2-3 miles bypassing the gas engine. My wife wrecked the car and the radiator is toast and all fluid has leaked out. I need to get it home and was curious if the EV mode is a possibility for this situation. I couldn't find an answer in the owner's guide. Any help appreciated.

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    No because not all EV only conditions are met. Even if car did met conditions, it’s Not possible to even drive more than 1.5 mi (flat road) on EV either and ICE will fire up after 40 secs
     
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    Okay, I will have it towed. Thanks.
     
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    welcome to priuschat!

    make sure they flat bed it.
     
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    Have wife towed also, youre due for a new one.
     
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    I don't think that's necessary. The rear wheels can be on the ground, just ensure the parking brake is off . For sure the front should be off the ground.
     
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