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I purchased 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).  The big upgrade happened 4/01/2017, when I replaced the PHV with a Prime, trading 11 miles of EV driving for 25.  The great driving experience continues, after all that time...

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
  Iconic Prius Lifetime MPG at  118,185  miles was:  47.7
 2010 Prius Lifetime MPG at  55,835  miles was:  50.0
 Prius PHV Lifetime MPG at  92,012  miles was:  71.1

 Prius Prime most recent tank refill MPG measured:   80.0     tank data
 Prius Prime Lifetime MPG as of  63,759  miles was:   116.0    

* Recharges using an ordinary 120-volt household outlet (5 hours 30 minutes).
   240-volt connection can be used, but is not required (2 hours 10 minutes).


4/12/2023 - Got to try out another DC fast-charger... bZ4X album 5
4/08/2023 - Upon Winter's end, the pile of snow grows enormous... bZ4X album 5
4/07/2023 - Lots of Snow Photos...  bZ4X album 2   bZ4X album 3   bZ4X album 4
4/07/2023 - Replaced the Prius Prime with a bZ4X... bZ4X album 1
11/05/2022 - It was a beautiful sunset, I couldn't resist... Prius album 225



Some recent driving videos with my Prime:


Prius materials you may find helpful:

User-Guide  (Iconic)


Info-Sheet  (Iconic)



User-Guide  (Classic)


Info-Sheet  (Classic)


User-Guide  (2010-2016)

Home Charging 



PSD (details)




Prius:  Driving a Better Future


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