Every Prius owner dreads the day when they hear the news that their hybrid battery has failed. While there are many options to replace or repair, many are not thinking about improvement with their current battery.
I came across this company a while ago but did not think much of them until I realized what they were doing for Prius (and other hybrids) owners. They are selling better than new hybrid batteries that will breathe a whole new life into your existing Prius.
Who Is This Company?
Bumblebee Batteries is the name that you will not forget once you feel how amazing your Prius runs after installing a new BeeMax™ battery. Bumblebee has built its foundation on helping hybrid owners get the most out of their cars.
Being a specialty shop that only does hybrid batteries allows them to give the absolute best to their customers. They are not a large volume store like those big nationwide chains that are always replacing batteries under warranty.
Bumblebee stays small so that they can deliver the best, and that is what I want to talk about next, why they are better.
Why You Should Buy A BeeMax™ Battery For Your Toyota Prius
Bumblebee offers different levels of battery options for replacement. Their standard Beeline batteries are reconditioned 6.5 amp hour batteries that will give your Prius what it wants. They are a great and affordable option for replacement.
However, if you know you will want to keep your Prius for the next ten years (like me), I would suggest going with their upgraded battery version, which is the BeeMax™.
The BeeMax™ battery is better in three ways over a traditional hybrid battery. First, it has more capacity. The standard Toyota Prius battery comes with 6.5 amp hour modules. While that battery gets the job done, the BeeMax™ battery gives you 8.0 amp-hours per module.
The higher capacity allows for more energy storage and better power output. Think increased MPG because that is one thing you will see happen with one of these batteries.
Second, the internal resistance is lower than the standard by 31%, and third, the life expectancy of the battery is 30% greater than a standard Toyota battery from the dealer. Talk about significant improvements; this company knows what they are doing.
What Is The Cost Of A New Battery?
For Gen 3 Prius, a cost of $2,249 would land you a new (not reconditioned) BeeMax™ performance battery. That, of course, is also trading in your old battery.
If you think about it this way, even if you have to pay to have it installed, which should run you no more than $300, you are still ahead of what the dealer charges.
You can take my word for it or, better yet, call Bumblebee directly and talk to them. I have bought batteries from them before, and all my customers love their cars all over again.
I know that my next battery will be a Bumblebee BeeMax™. I want to get the most of my Prius for as long as possible. (NOTE:) I am not paid to be or affiliated with the company Bumblebee Batteries. I agree with their business strategy and how they treat their customers. I agree with what they are offering as replacements to OE batteries, which is why this story was written as information only.
Thank you all for reading, and I'll see you in the next story. 5 Things I Learned About Toyota Prius After A Deep 1 Year Study
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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter is also an Instructor of Automotive Technology at Columbia Basin College. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter. Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting. Read more of Peter's stories at Toyota news coverage on Torque News. Search Toyota Prius Torque News for more in depth Prius coverage from our reporters.