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Old 07-26-2014, 12:50 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by vskid3 View Post
He meant having enough battery range that the engine wouldn't even need to be used, so no warmup at all.
I don't think so. What was said was

The electric wouldn't make much sense if I could nearly complete my commute on the battery, but then have the engine come on in the last 2 miles.
Which to me is saying that it's somehow not efficient to do 12 miles of a 14 mile trip on battery, because the last 2 miles would be starting with a cold engine. Which as I said, makes no sense to me.

Then consider that it'd take a really dumb battery controller to allow a cycle like that. Even in the example, the Prius was using the IC engine for hill climbs, so it would be warm.
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