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Prius batteries are now being targeted by thieves in California

By Faiming_low on 26 May 2015 in Other News

Attached Image According to ABC7 News, there has been a wave Toyota Prius battery pack thefts in the San Francisco area recently. And it seems like the thieves are not deterred by the weight of each pack of battery which weighs around 70kg. It is said that the time to extract one pack only costs 20 minutes.
So where do all these stolen batteries go to? eBay, it seems and they are going for around half the price of brand new unit that Toyota offers at around $3,300. 
If you are a Prius owner, don't worry. There are 12mm bolts in the market that are meant to replace the original ones in your car which would require a special wrench to undo. Hopefully no one in Singapore has to resort to this!

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Mustank May 27 2015 09:26 AM

no money buy prius

Tay86 May 29 2015 12:23 PM

but why only in California? Demand is only high there?

jdmrockz Jun 10 2015 11:21 AM

but why only in California? Demand is only high there?


I'm guessing cause the demand of the Prius is very high there. The Californians are seemingly obsessed with this 'green' movement..



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