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Thursday, May 03, 2012

LG begins B Corp certification process

Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. 

imageLG began the certification effort today, with help from Ryan of Honeyman Sustainability Consulting, completing our first Impact Assessment.  We scored 63 points (see results below) which is a remarkable baseline.  The minimum to certify is 80 points, already putting us close based on our current business practices.

The next step is reviewing the areas ripe for improvement. The lowest hanging fruit will be documentation, tracking, and setting goals, getting away from the casual approach we’ve taken until now.  This is the merit (and inherent rigor) of B Corp certification: it forces a business to formalize its positive efforts.

Our first goal is to reach 80 points on the Assessment, and receive the certification, in honor of our 5 year anniversary (celebration set for September 15th of this year).

More on B Corps:  bcorporation.net
Watch Jay Coen Gilbert’s TED talk: On better business

B Corp IA Score

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gen 2 Prius HV Battery Replacement P0A80

For 2004-2009 Prius, the HV Battery warranty is 10 years/150,000 miles (whichever occurs first).  For those outside of warranty, we have two recommendations for replacement: used or new.  Rebuilt batteries are available, but based on our experience with first generation Prius battery rebuilding, we do not recommend them.


Used HV Battery = $1200
(as of this post 4/24/12)
Installation = $240
HV Battery Fan Cleaning = $60

Total with tax = $1602

Used Gen 2 batteries in stock at all times (high turnover thanks to our taxi service).

New HV Battery (Toyota PN G9510-47031) = $2588.67
(price as of this post, 4/24/12)
Installation = $360
(includes additional hour to transfer internal battery components)
HV Battery Fan Cleaning = $60

Total with tax =$3229

Available within 24 hours from our local Toyota parts department.

Read more long winded discussion of Gen 2 Prius battery failure here…

Album of a recent HV battery replacement via Facebook


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Friday, March 30, 2012

No fooling! April meeting of GG Electric Vehicle Assn this Sunday


The April GGEVA meeting will be held on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 11:00 AM, right here at Luscious Garage, 475 9th Street in San Francisco. See
www.ggeva.org for more information.

Activities include:

Presentation by Wendy Epstein of Mission Motorcycles on the new 2012 Zero Electric motorcycles.

Presentation by Carleen Cullen, co-founder of Cool the Earth, describing the climate change education program for K-8 students.  This program includes promoting electric vehicles.

Update on charging station installations in the Bay Area

Chapter Elections

A variety of EVs will be on display.


Everyone welcome!  See you there!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

VIDEO - Gen 2 Prius inverter water pump P0A93

Footage of an inverter water pump replacement; audio mostly repeats info from a previous blog


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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More Luscious on Facebook

For all you hybrid geeks and LG fans that can’t get enough, check out our FB page:

Luscious Garage on Facebook

Besides connecting with other biz/orgs we support, it’s proven a casual means to post LG news and highlights, versus blog posts which I inevitably expand into day-long writing projects.  A “Repair of the Day” posts nearly every day, with pics, vids, and prices (where applicable).  Naturally we’d love to hear from you as well.

Blog fans, don’t despair; FB will never replace my verbose diatribes and epic tales from the service bay.  That said, now you know where to get a fix between sporadic doses…


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