Owners of popular hybrids who have seen reduced battery performance or warning lights on the vehicle’s dashboard have worthwhile alternatives that don’t involve sending the car to the junkyard. Replacing hybrid’s battery not as costly as you think. For Toyota Prius battery pack that fits 2001-2003 cars, Greentec Auto charges $850 and $950 for the second generation Prius (2004-2010).
How Long Will Hybrid Car Batteries Last? If you old an older Prius, you might be nearing the end of its battery's useful life. Several factors influence when that happens—battery chemistry, the number of charge and discharge cycles, temperature extremes, even humidity.
Jump-starting or refueling a conventional car that's out of gas or electric power is pretty straightforward. But what happens when you run out of fuel or have a dead battery in a Toyota Prius or other hybrid car?
The fact is, summer heat can be even more damaging than winter’s cold temperatures when it comes to car batteries. And yet, few people give batteries a thought during the heat of summer