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Mechanically-savvy thieves are stealing Prius batteries to sell on the black market

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Last week an article in the New York Times highlighted an unfortunate trend which has some hybrid owners trading in their Prius for a straight-forward fuel-efficient gasoline-powered vehicle. The reasoning these drivers provided? The current low cost of gas, combined with anxiety about the impending cost of replacing of those 120lb, $3000 batteries that are integral to making ones Prius work. However, used, functional batteries go for under $1000 on Craigslist, which has caused some rather mechanically-savvy thieves to go around stealing the batteries from peoples’ Prii for sale on the black market.

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

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It’s hard to believe that the current Toyota Prius has been on the market for almost seven years, but an all-new Prius is just around the corner. Toyota has confirmed that the next-generation 2016 Toyota Prius is going to debut next month in Las Vegas. What can we expect from the all-new Prius? Toyota has yet to release the big details about the new car, but we do know that it will keep its familiar shape and should top the current model’s 50 mpg rating.

Check out leaked photos of Toyota’s all-new 2016 Prius

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Toyota is going to officially reveal the all-new fourth-generation 2016 Toyota Prius next week at an event in Las Vegas, but thanks to an early leak we now have our first peek at the new Prius. Heavily influenced by the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle, the all-new Prius aims to regain some of the market share that it has lost in the last few years with an all-new platform and an even more efficient powertrain.