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Old 07-26-2014, 01:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
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.
It would be more efficient than doing the whole commute on ICE, but leaving only 2 miles of a trip for the engine to come on and warm up is considered severe duty. It wouldn't be good for the vehicle to have a commute that continually fails to fully warm up the engine.

That said, some people have reported as many as 20 miles on the battery alone in the PiP. If I had a commute that was close to the 12 mile advertised range, I would modify my driving to allow it to get the couple miles more that I need.
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