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I am currently living in Canada and hoping to buy a Prius, but am skeptical if the Hybrid's battery packs will survive extremely low temps. for extended periods of time. Can any one help? :?:
 

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I live in Fargo, North Dakota, and we had plenty of 30-below-zero F. weather (-35 C.) last year, and some colder. No problems whatsoever. Your mileage will suffer greatly from the cold, but will still be a lot better than any conventional car. The battery is probably less efficient, but still works fine.

If a conventional car works where you live, a Prius will work even better. Note that where a conventional car uses a tiny little 12-v starter motor, the Prius uses the totally awesome 500-volt MG1 for starting, and cranks up the engine to 1,000 rpm before applying fuel and spark.

If the Prius won't start, nothing will start.
 

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Daniel said:
If a conventional car works where you live, a Prius will work even better. Note that where a conventional car uses a tiny little 12-v starter motor, the Prius uses the totally awesome 500-volt MG1 for starting, and cranks up the engine to 1,000 rpm before applying fuel and spark.

If the Prius won't start, nothing will start.
Cool!
 
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