The silent approach of the Prius' hybrid-electric motor is legendary. And by legendary, I mean it's pretty incredible that a mundane fact about the Prius' (lack of) noise has successfully managed to percolate pop culture. Fans of the TV show The Office will, of course, realize that I'm talking about how this quietly creeping car was turned into the weapon of choice in modern TV duels. "The Prius is silent if he keeps it under 5 mph. He deserves the win." But all this hilarity about the not-a-peep Prius will soon be drowned out by the news that, as of …
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