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Old 08-27-2018, 01:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
I read that the previous gen. Prius plug-in took lots of flack in reviews because the ICE often fired up to aid acceleration. This version doesn't do that.
Yeah, my PiP likes to kick on the engine if you look at it wrong. If you forgot to turn the climate control off when you park, and it's cold out, then it fires up the engine right when you turn the car on the next time to make heat.

EV power is not up to standard acceleration rates, but fairly close. The problem is that even if you don't mash the pedal too much to fire up the engine the first 6 times you accelerate, but accidentally trip it on the 7th time, the engine fires up and runs until engine coolant hits 130 F. You get used to knowing where that threshold is, but it takes a while, and even then I occasionally trigger the ICE.

My PiP with a ~14 mile EV range has averaged 30% EV and 70% hybrid mode.
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