University of Extrication: Hybrid Vehicle Identification

Identifying that a crash-damaged vehicle is in fact a gasoline-electric hybrid is a critically important first step in effectively dealing with a hybrid vehicle incident.

Every vehicle displaying the word ‘PRIUS’ is a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle produced by Toyota Motors.
Every vehicle displaying the word ‘PRIUS’ is a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle produced by Toyota Motors.

Identifying that a crash-damaged vehicle is in fact a gasoline-electric hybrid is a critically important first step in effectively dealing with a hybrid vehicle incident.  This University of Extrication Trainer’s Guide serves as a quick visual review of possible exterior and interior locations where a vehicle may display an emblem, specific wording on a label, or even a unique color connector or cable, indicating that it is a hybrid vehicle.

Exterior Locations - Rear

Exterior Locations - Side

Engine Compartment Identification

Floorplan Colored Cable

Interior Locations

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