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2004 Prius Preliminary Specs

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Note that they consider it a mid-size vehicle instead of a compact. These specs still don't show gas milage, but the horse power ratings are there as are the vehicle dimensions.

For those who missed it before here's a Link for lots of photos of the new '04 as well.
2004 Pictures

Edited by Pete
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The current Prius torque spec is 340 lb.-ft.---258 from the electric motor and 82 from the ICE.

The only vehicle that ever beat my 2002 off the line at a stoplight was a motorcycle....
RSnyder wrote: "...the battery can contribute at most 21 kW (28 HP) of electric power...."

What is the authority for this assertion in re: the 21 kW maximum battery output?
Totyota also states that the electric motor outputs 33kW/44hp (see, for example, the booklet "2002 Prius"). So couldn't we just as logically state that the ICE output is 54 hp? (54 + 44 = 98). Again, how do we "know" that ICE=70hp is any more valid than electric=28hp or 44hp? Guess it depends on what you accept as the given.

I understand the distinction between total horsepower and available horsepower. I just wish that folks would use these numbers with a bit more precision and specificity.
Make that 54 + 44 = 98. Don't know how that little sly face got in there! Typing spasm....
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