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) a starter motor as a part of its starting system. The function of the starter motor is performed by 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.