Originally Posted by 53x12
The Civic hybrid has a 20 kW battery that weighs 48 lbs according to Honda. That comes out to 2.4 lbs/kW. The battery in the current Civic hybrid is significantly lighter, smaller and has a longer range than the old hybrid version.
I would agree that it completely depends on what kind of hybrid system Toyota would want to put in the FT-86/FRS.
There is absolutely no way the civic has a 20kWH battery, that would make it a FULL plug in hybrid and give the nissan leaf a run for the money, which has a 24kwH battery. There would be no reason to buy the leaf if you could get a civic with nearly the same range but still have a gas engine to back you up. Not to mention the giant cost of a 20kWH battery, which i don't see in the price tag of the civic.
Perhaps you are mistaken in your units. The motor can use 20KW peak but not be able to sustain it. Or perhaps it's a 20WH battery.