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Old 07-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #333 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Cobb View Post
The Insight is [...] soo unpredictable in its acceleration and IMA behavior. [I]t will regen vs assist when I pull away from a light, go up a grade, etc. Owning this hybrid Ive seen the car do a lot of things against what you are told hybrids do. Ive see it assist going down hill and regen going up.
Is this normal for a 2nd gen Insight?

My 1st gen with worn out pack will force charge (eg. charge on acceleration or moderate load like going up a grade), but only if it thinks the pack has gotten too discharged, or if it's trying to recalibrate SOC. I wouldn't think a new car would do this.
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