2015 Display Question

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  1. jack1953

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    It was my understanding, that whenever you take your foot off the accelerator, the car automatically goes to electric (EV) mode, provided there is enough charge in the battery.

    If I understood correctly, then, on the ECO display, once your foot comes off, and the ECO bar disappears, the EV light should come on?

    About 20 - 30% of the time, with the battery at 50% or higher charge, when I remove my foot, and the ECO bar disappears, I get no EV light.

    Is this a malfunction? Anyone?

    Thanks in advance.

    Jack
     
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    when you let off the accelerator, the car goes into regen. if you apply the gas gently, you can ev if the conditions are right, but there are many conditions.
     
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    I guess that's the answer I was hoping to hear and all is good, especially since in getting in the low 60s mpg.
     
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    you can't beat that!(y)
     
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    If your speed is above 42 mph, the ev indicator is most likely not going to appear as well.
     
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    Does it mean that only the EV sign is not lit, or that it doesn't go into EV above a certain speed? I have seen once 'c' do 45 mph in EV mode, but very briefly
     
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    That's why I said 'most likely.'

    Over 42 mph, my scangauge often displays 992 rpm and 9999 MPG when on a downgrade. EV will display under 42 mph both when the traction battery is solely propelling the car and when one is coasting.
     
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    keep in mind that the engine is spinning above 42mpg, even if using no gas.
     
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