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Old 07-26-2013, 04:58 PM   #84 (permalink)
sheepdog 44
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Your 12 volt battery may be part of that problem if it's being drained from engine off coasting. The biggest problem you may have is when the car decides to force regen the 144volt battery to full. If it happens on the highway say good bye to record mpg! The best thing to do is find a road 40mph and under and let it force regen to full. You'll stay above 60mpg instant while the battery gets full, and the distance it does this will be a lot shorter. The car wants a certain time period to recharge, regardless of how far you drive. The slower and shorter the distance, the better!
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