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Old 11-12-2018, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Angel And The Wolf View Post
Has anyone defeated this useless "Warm Up in Park" protocol?
Yep. I don't turn my car on before I am ready to drive it. This is driving tip #61 in our hypermiling tips list. If you want to listen to the radio or whatever, just push the start button once or twice without holding the brake pedal down.

61) Start up: wait for the opportunity to move
Don't start the engine until there's actually an opportunity to start driving: eg. a gap in traffic when exiting a driveway or parking space.

You can plan even further ahead: don't turn the key until you know you can time the next traffic light down the street.
Current project: Adding regenerative braking to the Mirage
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