I am so glad that my motor doesn't kick on right when I start the car like my old prius does. It does seem to kick on some time during my 6 mile trip to work. I can't seem to find a pattern for when it kicks in. I am not pushing it hard....am I doing something wrong to make it kick on? Has anyone found a way to make it shut back off? (other than coasting to a stop?) If it weren't for that, I'd using it during the week completely on battery.