Last Updated: Weds. 7/09/2014

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I bought a Classic Prius (hybrid-electric, fuel-efficient, super-ultra-low-emission vehicle) back on 9/9/2000 and drove it in Minnesota until I replaced it on 10/23/2003 with an Iconic Prius (which was even cleaner and more efficient).  Then on 5/26/2009, I upgraded to a 2010 Prius (for amazing efficiency).  Following that on 2/29/2012, I got my first plug-in model (pushing MPG significantly higher).  You can't help but to love every minute of it, after all that time () of Prius ownership.

This website is loaded with lots of photos & information about that technological wonder I drive.  The links below highlight recent things I've done, and the  Site Map  provides an illustrated summary of everything else.  Have fun exploring all of it.

   
 Classic Prius Lifetime MPG at  59,827  miles was:  45.4

2010 Introduction

 
  Iconic Prius Lifetime MPG at  118,185  miles was:  47.7
 2010 Prius Lifetime MPG at  55,835  miles was:  50.0


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 PHV Prius most recent tank refill MPG measured:   53.5     PHV tank data
 PHV Prius Lifetime MPG as of  43,918  miles was:   73.2     PHV daily data

* Recharges using an ordinary 120-volt household outlet.
   240-volt connection can be used, but is not required.

 

3/27 - Revived a knowledge sharing method from long ago...  website cards 16

Driving Modes    

 
3/06 - It gets messy in the Winter, but the Prius handles it fine...  photo album 185
 
 


Prius-PHV_Tank-121MPG_EcoMeter    Prius-PHV_Tank-121MPG_DriveRatio

 

Prius materials you may find helpful:

User-Guide  (Iconic)

  

Info-Sheet  (Iconic)

 
 

User-Guide  (Classic)

  

Info-Sheet  (Classic)

 

User-Guide  (2010-2012)

Annual Report

 

Power-Split-Device

Energy-Flow

PSD (details)

 

Type: FULL

Type: FULL (details)

Type: FULL (operation)

 

Stealth

Power-Split-Device

This is what enables the two electric motors and the gas engine to interact.

PSD (animations)

Startup

 

Changing Oil

Air-Conditioner Filter

Wiper-Blades

 

 

 

Prius:  Driving a Better Future

   

Purpose:   To significantly reduce emissions & consumption in a reliable & cost-effective manner.

 

Mini-Sheet  (Iconic)

Mini-Sheet  (Classic)

Hybrid Types

 

Multi-Display  (Iconic)

Multi-Display  (Classic)

Understanding Hybrids

 

Efficiency Misconceptions

Highway Misconceptions

Winter Misconceptions

 

Owner Summary

Being Green

Requirements