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Old 07-31-2012, 07:22 PM   #334 (permalink)
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Ive read others have the same experience and or problem. The pack is only 84 cells, so the idea is the car is thinking, if you are going todrive wastefully, Ill recharge the pack withthe extra fuel you are burning.

From what I can see from my Enginer data logger, the car does a negative recal when the pack is 95 volts. It stays above that with the plug in kit running.

Another plus to the prius next to using electric only for 0-12 mph is the fact the car will revert to ev mode under light load. The Insight will only go to ev mode if you go into fuel cut off first, then apply light throttle pressure. As the load increases and the pack charge decreases it will pop back to useing gas again.
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