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Old 05-24-2023, 09:17 PM   #2485 (permalink)
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You know you drive a gen-1 Prius when you are happy to be the first in line at a stoplight, so you can punch the accelerator off the line, simultaneously surprising the driver next to you (and the one behind you) with instant torque, AND building up a cold reserve in the A/C evaporator, so you can have a nice EV mode glide.
Also, you turn off the A/C at stops so the engine doesn't have to run for the sole purpose of replenishing the cold reserve in the evaporator.
(No electric AC on the Gen 1, just a "cold-storage" evaporator)
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