UPDATE – Toyota Prius Prime – High Voltage Battery Removal Video
The Toyota Prius Prime (also known as Prius Plug-In) is currently the second best selling plug-in electric car in the U.S. and one of the most popular globally (but mostly thanks to North America and Japan).
***UPDATE – New video in series added directly below:
Here is the second video from the series, with an in-depth look at the Prius Prime battery pack:
The 8.8 kWh battery utilized in Prius Prime enables it to go 25 miles (EPA) in all-electric mode. Thanks to professor John D. Kelly at Weber State University (WSU), we can now take a look at the battery pack.
In the first part of the disassembly video, we learn mostly about the battery pack and related components, not so much related to the Panasonic-supplied cells.
- 8.79 kWh battery (25 miles of EPA all-electric range)
- 95 lithium-ion cells (3.7 V and 25 Ah) in a series (5 stacks with 19 cells each)
- air-cooled pack
- nominal voltage 351.5 V
There will be follow up videos onthe Prius Prime:
“This is the first is a series of videos on the Toyota Prius Prime. This episode covers the removal of the 8.79kWh 351.5 Volt 25 Ah air-cooled battery from a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime PHEV. The components shown and operation will be similar to many other plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.”