OPTIMA probably makes a direct-fit 12-volt replacement battery for your Toyota Prius, called the DS46B24R that lists for $237.99 and most folks can handle that replacement themselves.
In fact, it revealed that hybrids from 2017 lost their value by 50.9 percent as compared to the non-hybrid cars that depreciated by 53.4 percent. The data was collected for nearly 95 million vehicles. Interestingly, Toyota emerged as the strongest contender in this list.
If that battery fails, then you could still drive the Prius, but it will be weaker and a lot less smooth. Other hybrid systems that require a 12-volt battery might not work if the hybrid battery dies. Even if your car does start, you run the risk of your car losing power or dying on the road.Jan 13, 2020
What Happens When A Hybrid Car Battery Dies? You may wonder, “if my hybrid battery dies, can I still drive the car?” The answer is no. Your car will not turn on and you won't be able to operate it until you repair or replace the battery regardless if you have a Ford Fusion or Toyota Camry Hybrid.Apr 16, 2020
Like every car battery, the one in the Prius will wear out - it is normally good for around 5 to 6 years but can last longer. Unfortunately it loses it's strength when left in place too long and will go dead much quicker if the car isn't driven daily.Feb 21, 2020
A Toyota Prius is a prime example of why hybrid cars work. Toyota boasts that the battery should last the lifetime of the car. Regardless, it should last for at least ten years or more than 150,000 miles. Best of all, you have options when you replace a Prius battery.Apr 6, 2020
With that said, you can likely anticipate that the cost of a replacement hybrid battery will be from $1,000 to more than $6,000. And in addition to paying for the battery, there will also be costs for conditioning and testing. These parts of the battery replacement process can cost around $1,500.Apr 3, 2020