Jumpstarting a combustion engine is old hat, but what if you have a dead battery in your Toyota Prius or Tesla Model 3?
If an electrified car’s drivetrain batteries ever become fully discharged, you will need a dealership to hook them up to a specialized charging station—not to mention diagnose whatever caused your car to malfunction to that point.
Electrified cars also have 12-volt batteries to run accessories like the radio and the interior lights, just like any other car on the road and can be jump started. The worst-case scenario for any hybrid is still the combination of no fuel and a dead drive battery. If you can’t do anything on the side of the road, you may need to have the car towed.
Read the article at Popular Mechanics.