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Toyota Prius 2002-06



The Toyota Prius, being a sophisticated, hybrid vehicle that utilizes both electric and gasoline (internal combustion) engine power for mobility does not require (or come equipped with) an alternator as a part of its charging system. The Toyota Hybrid system replaces the alternator with a pair of electrical motor-generators, a computerized shunt system to control them, a mechanical power splitter that acts as a second differential, and a battery pack that serves as an energy reservoir.