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Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Plug-in' started by SimiPrius, Apr 23, 2012.

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What is your full EV Range at startup- without the fan

  1. 10.0-10.4

    16 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. 10.5-10.9

    7 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. 11.0-11.4

    30 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. 11.5-11.9

    20 vote(s)
    11.9%
  5. 12.0-12.4

    24 vote(s)
    14.3%
  6. 12.5-12.9

    24 vote(s)
    14.3%
  7. 13.0-13.4

    24 vote(s)
    14.3%
  8. 13.5-13.9

    7 vote(s)
    4.2%
  9. 14.0-14.4

    8 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. 14.5-14.9

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  11. 15.0-15.4

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  12. 15.5-15.9

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. 16.0-16.4

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  14. 16.5-and higher

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  1. SimiPrius

    SimiPrius Member

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    There seems to be a wide variation as to what individuals are seeing when the PHEV is fully charged. Thought I would take a poll - fully charged without the fan on - since this seems to drop the EV range about 1 mile.
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    I'm not sure how to answer because mine varies, depending on what type of driving I have been recently doing most: 1) Highway miles or 2) City miles.
    Nevertheless, I will choose my most common value of 12.6-12.9
    (but I do see 13.1 once in a while).
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    your poll doesn't go high enough.
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    I do see 15.1 most the time.
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    Does anyone know if there is a way for me to edit the thread and add more brackets? Can't seem to see an "edit" function.
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    Paradox has helped me with that in the past when I had trouble with a 'poll thread.
  8. Paradox

    Paradox Prius Enthusiast / Moderator Staff Member

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    I added a few more for ya' :)

    And I voted for 14.5-14.9 since my last 3 have been 14.7, 14.5 and again back to 14.7.
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    Might be a good idea to also add an "under 10" just in case. Hopefully no one will fall into that category.
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    13.1 is the highest I've ever seen, which has been steadily dropping. 11.2 the other day.

    I attribute that to the system adapting to driving-pattern real-world data the vehicle itself has collected along with the influence of break-in. There also has been the observation unplugging the 12-volt battery will reset, causing a recalibration back to default. Also, don't forget that temperature is a range influence factor.

    11.6 was what it estimated this morning, but I ended up driving 14.1 miles in EV.

    Having done a lot of long-distance highway cruising with no opportunity to recharge along with dealing with snow, it's no surprise to see mine lower. Once it finally warms up and I get back to a routine, I suspect the estimate value to rise.
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    A couple weeks ago, I was in the 11.2 to 11.4 range. Last week, I had gotten it up to about 12.1 (Friday). On Sunday, I disconnected the battery and reconnected it (for some other reason). After reconnecting it, it showed 13.4.
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    OK...Whoever has 15+: What to trade cars? (^.^)
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    Mine seems to be steadily climbing. Did a lot of freeway driving last week, instead of my normal surface streets around town. Managed 15.4 miles on a 13.9 estimate Saturday, with no A/C or fan running. This morning it showed 14.0, with in-town only driving since Friday. So I'm not sure whether the type of driving or speeds is the key factor, or just getting broken in.
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    My admittedly small sample size of 6 recharges (in 4 days) has risen slowly but steadily. Last night it was 13.1, which was the greatest (in more ways than one) estimate so far.

    I didn't use a drop of gas over the weekend, and traveled 35 miles altogether. So 3 full charges or roughly 3/5 gallon of gas saved - if I use 50MPG for the gas figure.

    At about $1.00/charge (I'm using an average $0.30 kWh figure) that means I will just about break even on the electricity/gasoline expenditure.
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    I'm getting the juice at $0.13 kWh, which is SCE's winter rate for Tier 1. So a full charge is about $0.40, although I think at times it will be less, as when I end the day with a partial charge remaining.
    Due to medical equipment use, we don't exceed our Tier 1 allowance.
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    What really is needed is to trade drivers (and their jobs and where they live).
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    If we consider a "full charge" as one that gives about 12miles, then each charge would be "worth" about 1/4 gallon of gas. I know that will get muddied up by the amount of recharging that's done while driving, but it seems like a good "rule of thumb" figure.

    The amount of regeneration seems too variable to add into the rule of thumb, but it's there nonetheless.
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    Because 1) EV miles can be generated in HV mode and, 2) EV miles can be 'consumed' in HV 'stealth mode' I find it difficult to really make any conclusions based on the results of this poll. (For example: Who is to say that the people with the highest EV range don't 'create' EV miles by storing braking energy to EV miles?)
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    11.5, Here in the phoenix area, with the AC on most of the time.
    Been over 100 the last 3 days.
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    I took the poll question to mean at the point you start the car after a full charge, but before the fan or A/C is turned on. He does say " at startup- without the fan". Of course the range would vary as you drove, especially on a long hill. I can pick up a tenth of a mile or sometimes two by the time I reach the bottom of my hill. I didn't include that in my answer.
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