You may be wondering if AGM batteries can be used in electric cars and trucks, and the answer is yes. One example of an electric car that uses an AGM battery is the latest Toyota Prius. This electric car requires a battery that can be easily recharged and is exceptionally durable, which is exactly what AGM offers.
What makes AGM products ideal for the Toyota Prius?
Not only are AGM batteries designed to be durable and easily rechargeable, but they also are exceptionally safe. That’s because our products are designed to contain the acid in the battery exceptionally well, which can prevent injury. Furthermore, AGM batteries tend to have a low level of internal resistance.
What size battery does the Prius use?
The Prius uses 12-volt batteries, which is the standard size in most vehicles. Not only does the battery in the Prius power the car’s engine in electric mode, but it also can be used to power onboard electronics in accessory mode. Unlike non-electric cars, the battery can be used to run the car while using exceptionally small amounts of fuel.
The charging system of the Toyota Prius is designed for AGM batteries
The Toyota Prius is designed to exclusively use AGM batteries, and conventional flooded acid batteries will not charge if they are used. In fact, the onboard computer is designed to detect an AGM battery, which means the computer will not register a flooded acid battery.
Why do AGM batteries cost more than flooded acid batteries?
The materials that are used in AGM batteries are more expensive and of higher quality than the materials that are used to make conventional flooded acid batteries. Also, AGM batteries are more difficult to recycle than flooded acid batteries, but they can still be recycled.
Can you get a Prius battery replacement from Lifeline?
We do offer batteries that are Prius-compatible, and they are available from the Lifeline website at an affordable price. These products have the appropriate level of internal resistance for the electric car, which ensures that they will be detected by the onboard computer system in your Prius.