I guess. I just drove my cruise-control insight with the control off for 3000 miles. It wasn't really an issue (though I removed my shoes for better comfort).
Originally Posted by Cobb
I heard from the toyota dealer that once the battery is used up in the prius, the turtle icon comes on and its limited to 45 mph til it recharged.
Doubt that's true. Also doubt a Prius will ever need a new battery. Consumer Reports bought one with 200,000 miles and could not find any degradation in performance. Toyota designed the Prius so it barely uses the battery at all, keeping it at 50-80% charge* in order to avoid stress. They don't want to be replacing batteries like Honda got stuck doing.