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Old 12-31-2019, 01:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sounds like it would, but pressing it every five seconds sounds tedious as sh!t.

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Old 12-31-2019, 01:21 AM   #12 (permalink)
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What's the goal? More fuel-efficiency? Faster?
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The CR-Z was NiMH in earlier years and lithium in later years. If it works anything like the Insight, Civic hybrid and Prius, a booster pack won't work very well with NiMH. With that chemistry, battery voltage does not correlate well with state of charge, so instead the car counts watts in and out of the battery and calculates how much charge is left based on a model. Voltage is only really used as a sanity check.

In the G1 Insight there is an aftermarket kit which allows manual control of assist and regen, as well as setting battery state manually, but to my knowledge it was the first and last hybrid in which this was all analog and thus easy. I'm unaware of any existing kits for later Honda hybrids.

As for the Prius, I don't know what exists. For lithium based hybrids you might have an easier time.
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This is definitely a high effort, very low reward exercise.
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Old 12-31-2019, 04:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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And the BAS sustem would be better?
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You might be able to make this work most easily with an existing PHEV - cheaper ones would be the CMAX, maybe Accord Plug-In and Volt. I'm biased in favor of the Honda mostly because I know their systems, and they tend to have the best economy when burning gasoline to move.
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Except, over here ford does not have a hybrid vehicle.

Honda has some 2007 civics and crz’s

Toyota has a handful of prius, a few yaris, some auris and the brand new corolla hybrid.
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Old 12-31-2019, 05:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Any plug-ins at all?
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:21 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Oh sorry i was wrong. You can get a range rover 2.0 PHEV but that is 1/3M usd second hand.

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