Oceanworks Japanese Car Repair's view of the Toyota Prius

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  1. Tideland Prius

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    more importantly
    "That's 13.6 million pounds of new batteries, made to order this year, retired in about 10 years. And more each year. So this is our environmental saviour?"

    Aren't the regular batteries more damaging than our HV battery?

    Edit: Title had a spelling error
     
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    The article is complete BS. They claim a 15 MPG increase over an echo, as if that was a comparable vehicle. Then they say that the weight of the batteries in a prius is between 456 and 570 pounds! Oh and the replacement cost of the battery is 6000$. I guess they are trying to discourage people from buying a car that they don't know how to work on. Lies, lies, lies.
     
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    maybe they're talking about the Classic as it seems it had the predicted 2004 sales. But still, just because the battery might die at 11yrs of age doesn't mean it'll cost $6000 11 years from now. But even if they were talking about the Classic, it's comparable to the Corolla, not Echo.
     
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    That may be the single most stupid/lame article yet on the Prius...they make no attempt what-so-ever to be technically accurate or to check on information...he even admits to having not seen a Prius battery.

    The links to articles and commentaries include one for "Prius Owner"...when you go to it it's actually a link to a Honda Civic Hybrid owner...that one jerk who's all over the net with his Blog about not being able to get the EPA numbers.

    Just complete stupidity from start to finish on that 'article'.
     
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    Re: Oceanworks Japanese Car Repair's view of the Toyota Priu

    In addition to Ray's comments,
    The 2004 Prius has "28" of battery module which weighs 1.04kg(2.3 lbs).
    http://www.peve.panasonic.co.jp/catalog/e_kaku.html

    My calc is...
    2.3 X 28 X 30,000 = 1,932,000 lbs.
    Also, the NiMH is 100% recyclable.

    The current battery cost in Japan is 128,000yen(about US$1,220) plus labor.
    No one knows the cost in year 2015.

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    Re: Oceanworks Japanese Car Repair's view of the Toyota Priu

    Thanks, ken 1784, for getting the facts correct. I'd put that repair outfit first on the list of one to avoid and I also wouldn't take my non-Prius to the guy next door. Probably brother/sister/father/mother type of business. :p
     
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    what's his address? i feel like smacking somebody today
     
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    Re: Oceanworks Japanese Car Repair's view of the Toyota Priu

    :lolup: well is the address not at the top of website
     
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