The air conditioning and heat has caused a big drop in mpg on my short trips, which weren't great before. I have a bad combination of factors. 65 mph highway just a little bit after start up. Hills. Temps in the high 90s when I leave work. Low state of charge often starting up caused by the ac running. I'm not going to run without ac in this heat. My tires are aftermarket 17s inflated to 42/40 (max 51). Should I let the car cycle through, perhaps without me in it at start up, to let the engine warm up before accelerating? Should I brake more aggressively or do something else to have the soc higher? Thanks for your advice. Trips to the lake also have poor fuel economy, but its 14 miles of winding hills, 35-65mph, and I don't think anything really will help that.