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Just an update for those who have assured me that the Prius “would never last” or “would blow up” or whatever.

138,000 miles and counting, doubters, and finally I have had to put on new brakes.  Remember the regenerative braking?  All that stopping power has just gone into the generator.  Hence, the pads don’t get used until about 15 MPH.  also, some people have told me that the battery would start failing long before now and my mileage would tank.  Right now, in 70-degree Minnesota weather (what’s passing for summer this year), I’m showing 52.4 MPG pretty consistently in my normal driving cycle.  That’s even better than my motorcycle.

So, as the sticker in my back window shows, “Eat My Voltage.”

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