Hi Scotty. Watch your show every day! Thanks for all the knowledge you pass on to everyone. I have a question re "mild" hybrids (not a plug-in version, or a pre-dominantly electric vehicle like a…

glo1999

Hi Scotty. Watch your show every day! Thanks for all the knowledge you pass on to everyone. I have a question re "mild" hybrids (not a plug-in version, or a pre-dominantly electric vehicle like a Prius). If you buy a Toyota Highlander and the electric portion of the drive-train doesn't work, can you still drive the vehicle? I assume there will be cost to fuel economy and if it's all wheel drive, potentially that may not work (I think the rear wheels are powered by electric motors). Thanks. Gordon Lo

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glo1999
glo1999

Thanks for the answer!

Techsus
Techsus

RAV4 Hybrid has now surpassed Prius. Who'd a ever thunk it?

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

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you can still drive a mild hybrid, but with much less power and ONLY if you put an alternator and a big battery on it, as it only comes with a generator that works off the hybrid side.